Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial GoTo Telescope Mount
Are you looking for a heavy duty equatorial mount and tripod that isn't heavy on the price tag? Then the Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount could be right for you.
Capable of supporting telescope optical tube assemblies up to 20 lbs., the Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount allows quick attachment and release of the OTA via a dovetail bar. To keep sensitive parts for aging, the 360-degree worm gears are fully enclosed.
The Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount also features an 86mm diameter setting circle feature which helps locate objects faster and easier. The dual slow motion knobs allow for manual control.
To keep the load balanced, the Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount is supplied with two counterweights - 4 lb. and 7.5 lbs. - and the entire assembled unit weighs 35 lbs. SkyView Pro EQ mount now has GoTo computerized pointing to over 42,900 celestial objects!
Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial GoTo Telescope Mount Features
- Designed for the budget-conscious amateur astronomer who wants to enjoy the benefits of GoTo technology, our affordable SkyView Pro EQ equatorial telescope mount and tripod is equipped with GoTo computerized pointing to over 42,900 celestial objects
- German equatorial platform supports telescopes weighing up to 20 lbs. for a wide variety of applications
- Select from among 42,900 celestial objects using the intuitive menus on the GoTo hand controller, or take an automated tour of the finest celestial showpieces
- Stainless steel legs provide a solid stance for stable views free of excessive vibration
- The equatorial mount accepts an optional polar-axis finder scope and accepts optional electronic drives. (sold separately)
Orion Product Number: 24709
Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) will 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-24709 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 7.5 lb. Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar Objects in Database 42,000 + Saddle Width Universal - Will adapt to most plates Weight Capacity 20 lbs. Leg Length 42.25" - 55" 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 36.5 lbs. Total Weight Weight of Head Not supplied by manufacturer
- Included Items
- Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial mount
- Tube ring mounting plate
- Tripod support tray
- Latitude adjustment L-bolt
- Tube ring mounting plate
- Counterweight shaft
- Large counterweight
- Small counterweight
- 2 Slow-motion control knobs
- Polar axis finder scope cover
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI have an Orion Sky View Pro equatorial mount which I use with my Orion SkyView Pro 120mm refractor telescope. I added dual axis motor drive to the mount but did not add the then new computerized goto modal to the system. Now is it possible to retrofit the setup with your computerized goto system to make it more automated? Also, What external power source can I use for it in place of d c batteries?Question by: John Fang on Jun 19, 2017 4:32:00 PMYou can get the GoTo Upgrade Kit for SkyView Pro mounts here: https://www.optcorp.com/orion-goto-upgrade-kit-for-skyview-pro-eq-telescope-mounts-7817.html
For an external power source, you can use any 12-volt DC power source or an AC power adapter.Answer by: Ian Lauer (Admin) on Jun 22, 2017 12:55:00 PMCan this mount be plugged into external power pack or power tank. Ex: Celestron PowerTank 7-Amp 12 VDC Power Supply?Question by: STEVE SHUBERT on Sep 8, 2015 11:53:00 AM
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