This rock-solid GoTo Mount will provide night after night of stable
support for your telescope while letting you enjoy precise object
location and accurate motorized tracking. The stalwart Orion Atlas EQ-G
Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount can easily handle up to 40 lbs. of
astronomy equipment. Its GoTo database of over 42,000 celestial objects
can show you and your family spectacular celestial sights night after
night, while internal DC stepper motors track and keep selected target
objects centered for relaxed observations. Astrophotographers love the
Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount due to its precise tracking, affordable price,
and robust load capacity, which all work together to provide the high
accuracy required to capture detailed images of the night sky. Whether
you're looking for a solid GoTo mount for visual use of a telescope, or
you're gearing up for a rewarding astrophotography hobby, the Orion
Atlas EQ-G GoTo Mount fits the bill with rugged elegance.
The Atlas EQ-G has become a favorite of amateur astronomers all over the
globe thanks to its consistent performance, low price, and accurate
GoTo functionality. The Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount will lead you and your
telescope to a variety of celestial wonders on any clear night with its
sophisticated GoTo system database of well over 42,000 objects. Once an
object is centered, The Atlas EQ-G Mount's robust internal DC stepper
motors track the object for comfortable extended views. The internal
motors offer nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal and three
tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, and solar. An included RS-232 interface
cable, illuminated polar-axis scope, and 13" long "Vixen-style" narrow
dovetail mounting plate round out the features of this impressive GoTo
Take a motorized tour of interesting celestial objects with the
Orion Atlas EQ-G. Once a simple alignment procedure is completed, the
Atlas EQ-G Mount's included GoTo hand controller lets you select an
object from intuitive menus, and then command the mount to automatically
pinpoint them in the attached telescope. If you're not sure what to
look for in the vast starry skies, the Atlas EQ-G does! You can choose
the tour function to have the Atlas EQ-G lead you on an astronomical
Included illuminated polar-axis scope and built-in AutoGuider jack
ensures precise performance. Since most imaging setups consist of
multiple heavy pieces of equipment, an astrophotography mount must be
capable of supporting hefty loads while also providing smooth, accurate
tracking. An included illuminated polar-axis scope makes precise polar
alignment fast and easy, while backlash compensation and programmable
PEC provide the responsiveness needed for astrophotography pursuits. A
built-in CCD autoguider jack makes it easy to optimize images with
optional autoguider devices.
Two included 11-pound counterweights keep heavy telescope setups
balanced for smooth motion. Strong and solid, the Atlas EQ-G
Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount weighs in at 54 pounds and includes
two 11-pound counterweights for a total assembled weight of 76 pounds.
The included tripod boasts big, 2" diameter steel legs for enhanced
stability. Thanks to its rock-solid construction, the Atlas EQ-G
equatorial mount can support telescope tube assemblies or
astrophotography gear trains weighing up to 40 lbs.
Wide plate or narrow plate, the Atlas EQ-G holds all dovetail
plates securely! No matter what type of mounting gear you prefer to have
on your telescope tube assembly, the Atlas EQ-G can handle it. The
versatile Atlas EQ-G mount head sports a dual-width dovetail attachment
saddle which allows secure attachment of either narrow "Vixen-style" or
wider "Losmandy-style" dovetail mounting plates. You won't have to
hassle with swapping out plates with the Atlas EQ-G, it takes them all!
- Best for imaging: Deep sky
- Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure
- Weight rating: 40 lbs.
- Dovetail bar system: Yes
- Motor drive compatability: Clock drive included
- Computerized compatability: Go-To included
- Alignment procedure: 3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
- Number of objects in database: 42,000+
- Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
- Motor speeds: 3.4°/sec(800x), 600x, 500x, 400x, 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1.75x, 1.5x, 1.25x
- Motor type: Microstep driven stepper motors
- Bearing material: Sealed ball bearings
- Power requirement: 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
- PEC: Yes
- GPS: Sold separately
- Backlash compensation: Yes
- Latitude range: 14-70
- Setting circles: Yes
- Polar-axis scope: Included
- Counterweights: Two 11 lb.
- Available ports: RS-232, autoguider
- Tripod leg diameter: 2.00 in.
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