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Orion Telescopes
Orion AstroView EQ Mount & EQ-3M Motor Drive Kit
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  • A value-packed combination of the Orion AstroView Equatorial Mount and EQ-3M Single-Axis Telescope Motor Drive
  • The smooth-moving, sturdy AstroView mount provides a robust equatorial support system for any telescope weighing up to 12 lbs.
  • The precision EQ-3M mini-motor attaches to the AstroView Equatorial Mount for automatic, motorized tracking of celestial objects
  • Modern equatorial mount head design features removable dovetail plate for quick attachment of a telescope without using tools, and an 8" long dovetail plate is included
  • Weighs 28.8 lbs.

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Item #  27175

Whether you're looking to upgrade from your present telescope mount or are seeking a more robust, motorized equatorial system for a new telescope, you can't go wrong with the smooth-moving, sturdy Orion AstroView EQ & EQ-3M Motor Drive Kit.

The AstroView Equatorial (EQ) Mount head has a convenient dovetail attachment saddle that makes it easy to attach telescopes or swap between more than one telescope without having to hassle with tools. An 8" long dovetail attachment plate is included in case your telescope isn't equipped with one. The AstroView Mount can support telescopes weighing up to 12 pounds and has enclosed worm gears, an azimuth adjustment, and dual manual slow-motion controls. A hinged center brace adds stability to the adjustable aluminum tripod, and a high-walled accessory tray makes for a great storage spot for eyepieces, Barlow lenses, filters, and more while you're stargazing. The included polar alignment scope makes aligning the Right Ascension (R.A.) axis on Polaris nice and easy for delightfully accurate tracking performance. A 7.5 lb. and 4 lb. counterweight are included.

Attach the included EQ-3M Telescope Drive's precision mini-motor onto the AstroView EQ Mount to track celestial objects automatically. This single-axis motor drive will make observing easier and more fun, since you won't have to hassle with periodically centering an object in your telescope eyepiece's field-of-view. The EQ-3M Single-Axis Telescope Drive provides regulated sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension. The included electronic handheld controller has 8x speed and pause mode controls. A convenient external disengage clutch allows coarse movement of the telescope by hand while the motor drive is attached. Includes electronic motor, electronic hand controller, and battery case. Powered by four D-cell batteries (not included).


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 800-447-1001.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Weight rating
    12 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Latitude range
  • Setting circles
  • Polar-axis scope
  • Counterweights
    One 7.5 lb., one 4 lb.
  • Counterweight bar length
    10 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
  • Height range of mount
    36.00 in. - 56.00 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    28.8 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
    EQ-3M single-axis drive
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion AstroView Equatorial mount
Aluminum tripod
8" long dovetail mounting plate 
Orion Polar axis finder scope
7.5 lb counterweight
4.0 lb counterweight
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control knobs
Polar axis scope cover
Leg attachment screws
Wing nuts
Leg lock knobs
Orion EQ-3M Right Ascension (R.A.) axis motor drive assembly
Computerized Hand controller
Battery pack
4mm Allen wrench
2mm Allen wrench


Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship 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
Standard Delivery to Canada: $20.00
3 Day Delivery: $84.00
2 Day Delivery: $84.00
Next Day Delivery: $106.00

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