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Orion Telescopes
Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount and Tripod
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  • Meet the new gold standard in affordable, reliable, precision EQ mounts for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers!
  • With a load capacity of 44 lbs., the Atlas II improves on the venerable Atlas EQ-G by incorporating more than a dozen enhanced features and specifications.
  • Now belt driven for quieter operation and reduced backlash, other upgrades include a lifting handle, easier altitude and azimuth adjustment knobs, a USB port, thread-on power cable, camera control port, and a more precise polar scope reticle that works in northern and southern hemispheres.
  • Comes with SynScan V5 GoTo hand controller with its database of >42,000 celestial objects, Tour mode for visiting the best objects on any given night, PPEC, and more.
  • The mount less tripod weighs just under 40 lbs. - a beast for stability's sake but still reasonably portable, especially with the addition of the new carrying/lifting handle.

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Item #  08269

Meet the new gold standard in affordable, reliable, precision EQ mounts for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers! The Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount improves upon the venerable Atlas EQ-G by incorporating more than a dozen enhanced features and specifications. Newly designed for greater stability and operational precision, the Atlas II EQ-G has a load capacity of 44 lbs. - perfect for rock-solid support of optical tubes and imaging trains typically used by serious intermediate and advanced hobbyists.

Like the Atlas EQ-G, the new Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount uses dual stepper motors with a 1.8 step angle. But unlike its predecessor the Atlas II EQ-G incorporates belt drives for whisper-quiet slewing, reduced backlash, and improved guiding accuracy. The mount's latitude adjustment has been beefed up with big bolts that work even with a full telescope load. The dual width saddle is compatible with both D and V style mounting plates. At nearly 40 lbs., the equatorial head now sports a large handle to make lifting it onto and off of the tripod much easier.

The Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount's drive panel boasts some new features, too, such as a USB port for controlling the mount via computer using optional 3rd party software. A "SNAP" port has been added to allow DSLR camera control via the SynScan hand controller for astrophotography. The 12V power cable now threads onto the jack for a more secure connection that can't pull out.

The built-in illuminated polar scope has been improved to ensure more precise polar alignment for astrophotography. It now features a finely graduated "clock face" reticle for users in the Northern Hemisphere, in keeping with many popular polar alignment apps. The reticle also has alignment stars for the constellation Octans, for use in the Southern Hemisphere. Even the polar scope's protective cover has been improved: it now slips on and secures with a single thumbscrew.

The SynScan hand controller contains a 42,900-object database (including Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs) and an array of practical features and functions, including Tour mode that takes you to the best objects currently visible in the sky, permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), pointing accuracy up to 1 arc-minute, pointing accuracy enhancement (PAE), DSLR camera control, multiple slew speeds and autoguiding rates, the ability to set slewing limits, parking, ASCOM compatibility, and a USB port for updating firmware via the internet (USB cable not included). The Atlas II has a secure, threaded power input jack; a built-in autoguider port for accurate astrophotographic use; and offers 9 different slew speeds (up to 4.2 per second).

The heavy duty tripod is equipped with 2" extendable stainless steel legs and an accessory tray that doubles as a tripod spreader for added rigidity. The tray holds both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces and accessories. Two 11.5-lb. counterweights and a 184mm counterweight shaft extension are included. Total assembled weight of mount and tripod, not including counterweights, is 56 lbs., 11.3 oz.

The Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount requires a power supply (sold separately) with an output voltage of 11-16V and output current of 4 amps.


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
    Deep sky
  • User level
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Weight rating
    44 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Alignment procedure
    3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
  • Number of objects in database
  • 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
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 4A (tip positive)
  • PEC
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
  • Latitude range
  • Setting circles
  • Polar-axis scope
  • Counterweights
    Two 11 lb.
  • Available ports
    Autoguider port
  • Tripod material
  • Tripod leg diameter
    2.00 in.
  • Counterweight bar length
    10 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
  • Height range of mount
    42.00 in. - 64.00 in.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    56.7 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    79.7 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Counterweight shaft extension, 184mm length, Accessory tray, SynScan V5 GoTo hand controller with bracket
  • Other features
    Belt drives for quieter slewing, reduced backlash, Handle for easier attachment of mount to tripod, USB port, threaded PWR port, shutter control port
  • Warranty
    One year

Atlas II EQ-G mount
Stainless steel tripod
SynScan hand controller
Coil cable for SynScan
Accessory tray
Two 11.5-lb. counterweights
Counterweight shaft extension
Handle (with mounting hardware)
12V DC power cable
SNAP cable for select Canon cameras
Bracket for hand controller
Three 116mm bolts with hand knob
1.5mm and 4mm hex wrenches

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: $80.00
3 Day Delivery: $155.00
2 Day Delivery: $155.00
Next Day Delivery: $181.00

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