Whether you're looking to upgrade from your present telescope mount or are seeking a more robust equatorial system for your new telescope, you can't go wrong with the smooth-moving, sturdy Orion AstroView EQ. Its newly designed equatorial head has a dovetail attachment plate similar to that on the Orion SkyView Pro, Sirius, and Atlas mount heads. The AstroView supports up to a 5" refractor tube and has enclosed worm gears, an azimuth adjustment, and dual manual slow-motion controls. Hinged center brace adds stability to the all-aluminum adjustable tripod. Includes polar alignment scope and high-walled accessory tray. EQ-3M single- and dual-axis computerized drive systems are available separately. Weighs 27.5 lbs.
Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary
Astro-imaging capability: Lunar & planetary
Weight rating: 12 lbs.
Dovetail bar system: Yes
Motor drive compatibility: Clock drive sold separately
Bearing material: Friction bearings
Latitude range: 18-63
Setting circles: Yes
Polar-axis scope: Included
Counterweights: One 7.5 lb., one 4 lb.
Counterweight bar length: 10 in.
Diameter of counterweight shaft: 20mm
Height range of mount: 36.00 in. - 56.00 in.
Weight, fully assembled: 27.5 lb