The folks at Orion added brains to their Atlas mount’s brawn, and the result is the much-anticipated Atlas EQ-G fully computerized GoTo mount. It’s the new standard in affordable, heavy-duty GoTo, featuring fully enclosed, dual-axis DC stepper motors and self-pointing electronics that can pinpoint the location of any celestial target in its 13,436-object databank.
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
There are nine slew speeds ranging from 2x sidereal to 800x, which translates to a peppy 3.4° per second, and three tracking speeds: sidereal, lunar, and solar. Backlash compensation in both axes and programmable periodic error correction provide the responsiveness for guiding and the tracking acccuracy needed for astrophotography. The drive base is equipped with a CCD autoguider port and input for 12-volt DC power. The GoTo hand controller has a two-line, backlit LCD screen and a red-illuminated keypad. An RS-232 serial port permits connection to a personal computer for control of the telescope via astronomy software, such as Starry Night Pro. Navigating the menu buttons is very intuitive and takes little time to master. The database includes the complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs of clusters, nebulas, and galaxies; eight planets; 100 named stars; and 25 user-defined objects.
The Atlas EQ-G has a load capacity of 40 lbs., ideal for a 10" Newtonian or 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube. A 13" dovetail mounting bar is included for attachment of tube rings. Also included are an RS-232 cable, two 11-lb. counterweights, hand controller mounting bracket, and an illuminated polar-axis finder scope. Mount weighs 54 lbs., not including counterweights. One-year limited warranty.
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount Features
- The heavy-duty Atlas EQ-G equatorial telescope mount and tripod has ample strength to support up to a 40-lb. equipment load to easily manage all visual or astrophotographic applications
- Select from among 42,900 celestial objects to explore using the intuitive menus on the computerized GoTo hand controller
- Internal DC stepper motors offer nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal and three tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, and solar
- Features a convenient CCD autoguider jack ; weighs 54 lbs. without counterweights attached
- Includes an illuminated polar-axis scope for easy polar-alignment, 13" dovetail mounting plate, two 11-lb. counterweights, 12V DC power cable, RS-232 cable, and more - requires external 12-volt DC power source or AC-to-DC wall adapter (sold separately) for motorized operation
Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) may be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.
If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!
- Additional Information
SKU OR-24338 Head Design Equatorial Tripod or Pier Included? Yes GPS Included? No Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo Manufacturer Orion Warranty 1 Year Warranty Hand Controller Included Orion GoTo Computerized # of Counterweights Included 2 Weight of Counterweights (2) 11 lb. Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar Objects in Database 42,000 + Saddle Width V Series Weight Capacity 40 lbs. Leg Length Not supplied by manufacturer Accessory Tray Included? Yes Material Steel Power Supply Included DC Battery Adapter Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South Latitude Range 14º - 70º Weight of Tripod/Monopod 76 lbs. Total Weight Weight of Head Not supplied by manufacturer
- Included Items
- Atlas EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount
- 1 Tripod
- 2 Counterweights (11lbs. each)
- 1 Tripod center support tray
- 1 Tube ring mounting plate
- 1 12V DC Power cable
- 1 GoTo hand controller
- 1 GoTo hand controller cable for Sirius EQ-G
- 1 GoTo hand controller cable for Atlas EQ-G
- 1 GoTo hand controller bracket
- 1 Computer interface cable (RS-232)
- 1 Wire clip
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsDoes this mount have internal encoders? I don't see any specifitation about the encoder's resolution.Question by: Jesus Pineiro on Apr 6, 2017 6:42:00 PMNo, the mount does not have internal encoders, although the motors do (necessary to build a GoTo model). Adaptive tracking is not possible with this mount, so guiding will be needed for exposures longer than a few minutes, although this mount has very good tracking performance for its class.Answer by: Chris Hendren on May 4, 2017 3:10:00 PMWhat else do I need to mount my Celestron Celestar 8" sct to this after I de-fork it? I see it comes with a 13: dovetail bar but it mentions rings.People do not mount that scope on this mount with rings, do they? I am seriously considering this, hoping upon hope that it at least goes on sale soon. Thanks in advance for your replyQuestion by: Ali Al hawas on Oct 19, 2015 2:11:00 PM
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