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Orion Telescopes
Orion Solar StarSeeker Tracking Altazimuth Mount
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  • Automatically locate and track the Sun with the push of a button
  • Built-in GPS system and camera make it easy to locate and track the Sun
  • Vertical, Vixen-style dovetail cradle for easy attachment of solar telescopes
  • Adjusts from 37.5" to 57" height and supports solar filter-equipped telescopes weighing up to 7 pounds
  • CAUTION: designed for solar observation use. Only use with solar telescopes or telescopes with a solar filter securely attached.

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Item #  10382

Keep the Sun in your sights with the push of a button! The Orion Solar StarSeeker Tracking Altazimuth Mount makes Sun-gazing easier than ever before by automatically locating, centering and tracking the Sun's disk as it appears to travel across the sky.

A must-have for sunspot fans and eclipse-chasers, the GPS-equipped Orion Solar StarSeeker Mount features a built-in camera that works in tandem with the GPS system to find and center the Sun's disk without requiring any tedious alignment setup or data entry. Just press the power button and the Solar StarSeeker does the rest! Once the mount locates the Sun, it automatically begins tracking its apparent motion across the sky, so you can relax and enjoy the view through an attached solar filter-equipped telescope for as long as you wish.

A vertical, narrow Vixen-style dovetail cradle makes it easy to attach dedicated solar telescopes such as the Orion 70mm White-Light Solar Refractor Telescope, h-alpha telescopes, or small solar filter-equipped telescopes weighing up to 7 lbs. (all telescopes sold separately). If an attached instrument isn't squarely aligned in its mounting, a handy joystick button on the Solar StarSeeker can be used to override the mount's automated aiming system to compensate for small telescope or dovetail plate misalignments.

The Solar StarSeeker mount is supported by a sturdy, cylindrical-leg metal tripod that can be adjusted to hold attached telescopes as low as 37.5" to a max height of 57". The robust tripod minimizes vibrations for steady, smooth Sun-gazing performance. A useful accessory tray enhances tripod rigidity and provides a convenient storage spot for idle eyepieces. You don't have to worry about external power when using the Orion Solar StarSeeker Tracking Altazimuth Mount, since it's powered by 8 AA batteries (sold separately). You can take the Solar StarSeeker Mount wherever sunny skies are found thanks to its light weight of just 4.5 lbs.

CAUTION: The Orion Solar StarSeeker Mount is designed to automatically locate, center, and track the Sun. Do not use the Solar StarSeeker Mount with any telescope or optical instrument that does not have a professionally made solar filter securely installed before turning on the mount. Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.


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.

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  • User level
  • Weight rating
    7 lbs.
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Alignment procedure
    Fully automatical alignment of the sun
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries
  • GPS
  • Tripod material
  • Height range of mount
    37.50 in. - 56.62 in.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    4.5 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    4.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Included accessories may vary for 2nds, Substitutions may be made
  • Other features
    Build in GPS, CCD sensor for solar alignment, Vixen dovetail cradle
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion Solar StarSeeker Tracking Altazimuth Mount head
Adjustable tripod
Extension pier
Tripod accessory tray

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: $50.00
2 Day Delivery: $50.00
Next Day Delivery: $60.00

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