The stalwart Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount can handle up
to 40 lbs. of astronomy equipment easily. Its computerized GoTo database of over
42,000 celestial objects can lead you and your family to spectacular celestial
sights night after night. Whether you're looking for a rock-solid GoTo mount for
visual use of a telescope, or 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 can 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 a simple alignment procedure is completed, the Atlas
EQ-G's included 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 does!
You can choose the tour function to have the Atlas EQ-G lead you on an astronomical
sightseeing adventure. 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.
Astrophotographers love the Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
due to its precise tracking performance, affordable price, and robust load capacity.
Since most astrophotography setups consist of multiple heavy pieces of equipment,
an astrophotography mount must be capable of supporting hefty loads while also
providing smooth, accurate tracking. Backlash compensation and programmable
PEC provide the responsiveness for guiding and the tracking accuracy needed
for astrophotography. There's also a jack for a CCD autoguider built right into
the Atlas EQ-G Mount, so it's easy to add guided accuracy to all of your astrophotos.
Strong and solid, the Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount weighs in
at 54 lbs. and includes two 11 lb. counterweights for a total assembled weight
of 76 lbs. The versatile Atlas EQ-G mount head sports a dual-width dovetail
attachment saddle which allows secure attachment of both narrow "Vixen-style"
or wider "Losmandy-style" dovetail mounting plates. 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 equipment combinations of up to 40 lbs. 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
The Atlas EQ-G requires an external 12-volt DC power source, such as an Orion
Dynamo Pro (sold separately) or AC-to-DC wall adapter (sold separately) for
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from
date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser
only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for
use by a child 12 years of age or younger.