Less hefty than the Atlas, but with the same drive motors, electronic features, and functionality, the Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount supports up to a 30-lb. load for all your visual or astrophotographic applications. It accepts either a GoTo or a dual-axis (non-GoTo) hand controller, depending on your needs.
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount and Tripod
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount includes an illuminated polar-axis scope, 8.3" dovetail mounting bar, and one 11-lb. counterweight. The tripod supplied with the Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount is remarkably sturdy, as evidenced by the 1.75"-diameter stainless steel legs and cast-metal spreader plate. Requires 12-volt DC power source or AC-to-DC adapter. Weighs 32 lbs., not including counterweight.
With the GoTo option, the Orion Sirius EQ-G makes a terrific upgrade into the high-tech realm of effortless, electronic object acquisition! Select from among 13,400+ celestial objects using the intuitive menus on the hand controller, or take a tour of the finest celestial showpieces. The internal dual-axis stepper motors slew your telescope at up to 3.4° per second. The GoTo hand controller's firmware can be updated over the internet.
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount and Tripod Features
- The Sirius EQ-G equatorial telescope mount and tripod supports up to a 30-lb. load for all your visual or astrophotographic applications
- Select from among 42,900 celestial objects using the intuitive menus on the computerized GoTo hand controller
- Take an automated tour of the finest celestial showpieces with the GoTo system after a simple alignment procedure
- The tripod is remarkably sturdy with 1.75"-diameter stainless steel legs and cast-metal spreader plate
- Includes a polar-axis scope for easy polar-alignment, 8.3" dovetail mounting bar with optical axis offset adjsutment screws, one 11-lb. counterweight, 12V DC power cable, and more - requires 12V power supply for motorized operation (power supply sold separately)
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-24336 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 1 Weight of Counterweights 11 lb. Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar Objects in Database 42,000 + Saddle Width V Series Weight Capacity 30 lbs. Leg Length Not Provided By Manufacturer Accessory Tray Included? Yes Material Steel Power Supply Included DC Battery Adapter Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South Latitude Range 9º - 72º Weight of Tripod/Monopod 43 lbs. Total Weight
- Included Items
- Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount:
- Equatorial mount
- Computerized hand controller
- Tube ring mounting plate
- 11 lb counterweight
- Tripod accessory tray
- 12V DC Power cable
- GoTo hand controller cable for Sirius EQ-G
- GoTo hand controller cable for Atlas EQ-G
- GoTo hand controller bracket
- Computer interface cable (RS-232)
- Wire clip
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsFor the EQ-G mount, can I use the mount to point and track satellites? Can I use the mount with an attached star tracker to get better quality astroimagers? once I find a DSO or some such thing, will the report be able report its current position?Question by: George Robinson on Dec 20, 2014 7:47:12 AMThe Atlas EQ-G mount can be adapted to satellite tracking, but to do so requires connection to a Windows based PC running EQMODLX software which converts Meade LX200 satellite tracking protocol to EQ-G equatorial coordinates.
The mount does have an autoguider port and a guide camera and scope/OAG can be used to improve tracking in long exposures.
If you are hooked up to EQMODLX software, you can get real time RA and DEC coordinates through the software. Additionally, the Atlas hand controller has a "Show Position" option under the Utilities menu that can be accessed whether or not the mount is connected to a computer.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Dec 24, 2014 8:43:09 AMCould you tell me: if power is interrupted do you loose alignment?
Also is there a provision to retain alignment when shutting off?
Thanks!Question by: Armando Merlo on Oct 24, 2015 3:27:00 PMThe mount will lose alignment if the power is interrupted. There is a park feature on the hand controller that can be set before powering off the mount, when the power is turned back on all you will need to enter is the time, and date. You will not need to realign the mount.Answer by: Todd R (Admin) on Oct 27, 2015 8:54:00 AMMay I use my Meade LX200 ACF f/10 telescope wth this mount without damage it?
Thanks for your prompt answer.Question by: ROSENDO DORIA FRAGOSO on Feb 23, 2016 3:22:00 PMIf the tube has been removed from the fork and an appropriate dovetail has been installed, you can mount either an 8" or 10" LX200 f/10 optical tube on this mount without damaging this mount, as long as you have enough counterweights on the shaft to balance the weight.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Feb 23, 2016 4:37:00 PM
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