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Orion Telescopes
Orion VersaGo III Micro-Motion Altazimuth Mount
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  • Heavy-duty altazimuth mount loaded with great features and functionality
  • Micro-motion controls on both axes (altitude and azimuth) allow super-finite movement control
  • The mount arm angle is adjustable from 30-deg, 60-deg, and 90-deg for optimal daytime and nighttime use and comfort
  • Handily supports up to 18 lbs. of equipment
  • Weighs 19 lbs. and can be set up in minutes for quick-draw performance

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Item #  05779

This isn’t your ordinary altazimuth mount. The Orion VersaGo III Altazimuth Mount offers a very solid platform for your telescope, whether you are star gazing or viewing terrestrial objects. It also boasts some key feature distinctions which make it stand out from the crowd. Micro-motion controls on both axes (altitude and azimuth) allow super-finite movement control, great for centering and smooth tracking of your target at high power. Additionally, the mount arm angle is adjustable between 90°, 60°, and 30° for optimized daytime observation or stargazing. This versatile range of adjustability allows most attached telescopes to point straight up to the zenith without obstruction. 

The Orion VersaGo III mount itself is made of solid die cast aluminum and comes with a very sturdy stainless steel tripod. Enclosed bearings provide fluid yet confident motion in both altitude (up/down) and azimuth (left/right) axes, and the micro-motion control cables allow precision positioning and tracking of both daytime or nighttime targets. The intuitive up/down-left/right motions make the VersaGo III a great solution for a fast and easy setup, but without compromising the needed stability to use your telescope at higher magnification.

The VersaGo III Altazimuth Mount handily supports equipment loads up to 18 lbs., which exceeds that of almost any photo style field tripod. It’s rock-solid when used with spotting scopes and refractors up to 130mm in aperture, Cassegrains and short reflectors up to 8" in aperture, or DSLR and video cameras. No counterweights are needed, keeping the mount weight to a minimum while still providing ample load capacity. The mount accepts our standard telescope dovetail format, and our 1/4”-20 adapter (sold separately) for convenient use with most cameras and spotting scopes.

A large accessory tray is included which features slots for two 1.25” telescope eyepieces, and one 2” telescope eyepiece. Removing the accessory tray allows the tripod legs to fold inward for easy transport. The total mount length is 35.5" with legs retracted and 52" when extended, so it’s easy to take along with you wherever dark skies take you.

Day or night, the versatile VersaGo III Micro-Motion Altazimuth Mount performs with stability and precision. Get one for your favorite grab-and-go telescope!


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.

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  • Weight rating
    18 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Bearing material
    Sealed ball bearings
  • Tripod material
  • Weight, fully assembled
    19.0 lbs.
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion VersaGo III Micro-Motion Altazimuth Mount 
Accessory tray
Locking nut and barbell nut
2 Micro-motion control cables

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock item the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
3 Day Delivery: $50.00
2 Day Delivery: $50.00
Next Day Delivery: $64.00


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

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