Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount

Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount
Item # OR-24338
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  • The Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount is a heavy duty equatorial mount capable of supporting a 40 pound payload.
  • It is fully enclosed, with dual-axis DC stepper motors and self-pointing (GoTo) electronics.
  • The Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount comes with the GoTo Hand Controller with an onboard database chock-full of galaxies, nebulae, clusters, stars, planets, and more...for a total of 42,900 objects.
  • It operates with 9 slew speeds, 3 tracking speeds, backlash compensation, and periodic error correction and more.
  • The hand controller on the The Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount has an RS232 port for connection and control with your PC.
  • The drive base is equipped with a CCD autoguider port and input for 12-volt DC power.
  • Note: To save shipping delays, this telescope (or mount) may be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you. For more information, see bottom of description.


Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount

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.

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
Orion Product Number: 24338

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

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

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 Questions

Does this mount have internal encoders? I don't see any specifitation about the encoder's resolution.
What 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 reply
Can I use it with Sky-Watcher 100mm Esprit ED Triplet APO Refractor ?
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