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Orion Telescopes
Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount & Tripod
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  • Computerized object-locating GoTo mount and tripod with a database of over 42,000 celestial objects to explore
  • Supports telescope payloads weighing 13 pounds or less
  • Allows manual movement of attached telescopes without losing GoTo alignment
  • Slanted, single-arm altazimuth design provides horizon-to-zenith pointing
  • Weighs just 13.4 pounds for easy portability

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Item #  13165

The SynScan GoTo hand controller included with the StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount contains a database of over 42,000 stars and deep sky objects, which you can explore with pushbutton ease. No knowledge of the night sky is necessary! Select from intuitive object menus or try the "Deep Sky Tour" mode to visit a selection of the evening's best objects. Once a desired target is pinpointed, the StarSeeker IV mount's internal motors automatically track it to keep it centered in your telescope's eyepiece.

What's more, the StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount is now Wi-Fi enabled, which allows you to control it wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet instead of the cabled hand controller! Just download the FREE SynScan Pro app to your iOS or Android device to enjoy wireless GoTo control! The app sets up a local Wi-Fi network between your phone and the mount, so no internet connection is needed in the field. Hey, you use your phone for everything else - why not use it to explore the night sky with your telescope, too?

SynScan Pro App on the App Store

SynScan Pro App on 

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With a telescope payload capacity of 13 pounds, the StarSeeker IV Mount provides an inexpensive upgrade for backyard astronomers who want to add the luxury of GoTo object location and motorized tracking to a small or medium telescope optical tube. A quick-release narrow dovetail saddle makes telescope attachment nice and easy. An included dovetail L-bracket provides a horizontal platform for coupling cameras, small telescopes, or binoculars to the Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Mount's vertical arm. The slotted bracket features a captive 1/4"-20 threaded post and finger knob for instrument attachment. The altazimuth mount's slanted, single-arm design provides attached telescopes with 360 of azimuth motion and 90 of altitude motion for horizon to zenith pointing.

Following an initial two-star alignment process, dual optical encoders on each axis of motion allow manual repositioning of an attached telescope without having to recalibrate the GoTo system. The StarSeeker IV features an upgraded cylindrical leg stainless steel tripod that is sturdier than previous models. Stability is further enhanced by a dual-purpose accessory holder/spreader plate which keeps the tripod rigid while providing a convenient area for stowing idle eyepieces and accessories. The stainless steel tripod adjusts in height for comfortable use.

Since the StarSeeker IV Mount can locate and track objects with its motorized GoTo system, it can be used along with a telescope and camera or smartphone to capture impressive astrophotos of interesting objects in the night sky. An included shutter release cable is compatible with select Canon cameras.

Powered by 8 internally stored AA batteries (not included), optional external 12V DC field battery, or optional AC-to-DC wall plug adapter. Weighs 13.4 pounds.


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 & terrestrial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & terrestrial
  • Weight rating
    13 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Alignment procedure
    Two-Star alignment
  • Motor speeds
    Ten different slewing speeds from 0.5x sidereal to over 600x sidereal
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC
  • Available ports
  • Tripod material
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    13.4 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    13.4 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    RS-232 cable, 12V DC power cable, Quick-Collimation cap, Cast-Metal accessory tray/Spread bracer
  • Other features
    Liquid filled compass, Battery & hand controller holder built into mount, Manual movement while maintaining GoTo alignment
  • Warranty
    One year

StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount head
Stainless steel adjustable-height tripod
Orion AZ/EQ Computerized GoTo Hand Controller (Synscan) and coil cable
Accessory tray
12V DC power cable (auto lighter plug to 2.1/5.5mm plug)
Hand controller holder bracket and strap
Liquid-filled compass
Dovetail L-bracket with captive 1/4"-20 threaded post
SNAP shutter release cable for select Canon cameras

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: $30.00
3 Day Delivery: $67.00
2 Day Delivery: $67.00
Next Day Delivery: $80.00

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