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Orion Telescopes
Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for SkyView Pro EQ Telescope Mounts
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  • Upgrade your standard SkyView Pro telescope or mount to enjoy computerized GoTo object location and tracking with this upgrade kit
  • GoTo system can automatically locate and track over 42,000 celestial targets with pushbutton ease
  • Now has USB Type B port to allow control of the mount via a PC
  • Includes SynScan V5 GoTo hand controller, two stepper motors, motor control box, motor covers, brackets, and more
  • Requires a 12-volt DC power source or an AC power adapter (sold separately)

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Item #  07817

Upgrade your standard SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount to enjoy the convenience of computerized object location and tracking!

Install the Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for SkyView Pro EQ Telescope Mounts on the Orion SkyView Pro EQ Mount to transform the equatorial mount into a computerized GoTo platform with the capability to locate and automatically track more than 42,000 celestial targets with pushbutton ease. With this handy Upgrade Kit installed along with your preferred telescope, views of even the most elusive galaxies, nebulas, stars, and star clusters will all be as close as the touch of a button. What's more, the GoTo system can also help you locate and automatically track closer objects like the Moon and planets.

The Upgrade Kit has just been improved to include a USB Type B port, which allows control of the GoTo system via a PC running 3rd party software. You will need to purchase a USB Type A to USB Type B cable to connect to your computer. The cable can be purchased online or at stores that carry computers and electronics.

Everything you need to install the computerized GoTo system is included with the Orion GoTo Upgrade Kit for SkyView Pro EQ Telescope Mounts. Complete instructions are included to make kit installation easily. Kit includes Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.) protective motor covers, motor control box, SynScan V5 Computerized GoTo Hand Controller, controller bracket, and all necessary cables and installation hardware. Requires a 12-volt DC power source or an AC power adapter (both sold separately).

GoTo motors

Precise stepper motors for Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.) axes of motion are included.

The dual stepper motors precisely slew the Orion SkyView Pro Mount and attached telescope of your choice at a rate of up to 3.4 degrees per second to center your target in the eyepiece. Protective motor covers are included to keep the motor housings and gears safe and clean for optimal performance.

GoTo Hand Controller

Take a motorized tour of interesting celestial objects with the SynScan V5 GoTo Hand Controller

The V5 GoTo hand controller and dual-axis GoTo motors and encoders allow you to automatically point your SkyView Pro mounted telescope at a specific object, or tour the skies with pushbutton simplicity after an alignment procedure has been performed. The controller's user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to and tracking of over 42,000 celestial objects.

Give your SkyView Pro Mount a serious upgrade and add object-locating GoTo functionality!

NOTE: SkyView Pro mounts purchased before mid-2004 are not upgradeable with this kit.


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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SynScan V5 GoTo hand controller
Declination motor assembly
R.A. motor assembly
12V DC power cable (for use with optional 12V power supply, sold separately)
Brass gears with 2mm socket-head set screws
Motor control box
Motor control box bracket
GoTo hand controller cable
GoTo hand controller bracket
Two Motor Cables (27" each)
Hand controller-to-PC cable (5')
Declination motor cover
Right ascension motor cover
Assorted hardware

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
3 Day Delivery: $18.00
2 Day Delivery: $18.00
Next Day Delivery: $29.00

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