Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Item #09996
4.8 / 5.0
$1,799.99
If you're looking for a heavy duty GoTo mount for all your observing or astrophotography needs, the Orion Atlas EQ-G computerized GoTo telescope mount is perfect. It supports up to 40lbs and finds over 42,900 celestial objects with pushbutton ease.
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  • More Info
    • The heavy-duty Atlas EQ-G GoTo equatorial telescope mount is a reliable workhorse mount with 40-lb. payload capacity and newly upgraded drive panel (spring 2021)
    • Select from among 42,900 celestial objects to explore using the intuitive menus on the computerized GoTo hand controller
    • Internal DC stepper motors offer nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal and three tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, and solar
    • Includes stainless steel tripod with 2" legs and stabilizing spreader plate that doubles as an accessory tray
    • Includes an illuminated polar-axis scope for easy polar-alignment, 13" dovetail mounting plate, two 11-lb. counterweights, 12-volt DC power cable, USB port for control from a PC, built-in bubble level, and more.

    The venerable Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount provides stable support for your telescope while executing precise object location and accurate motorized tracking and guiding. With its 40-lb. payload capacity, this equatorial stalwart can reliably hold a great variety of optical tube assemblies that most intermediate and advanced amateur astronomers use today, whether that be for visual application or astrophotography.

    And for spring of 2021 the Atlas EQ-G Mount's drive panel has been upgraded with some new features, like a USB port for control from a PC running 3rd party astronomy software, a shutter release port for DSLR exposure control, threaded power cable connector, and RJ-45 snap-in hand controller port.

    The Atlas EQ-G has become a favorite of amateur astronomers and astrophotographers all over the globe thanks to its consistent tracking and guiding performance, accurate GoTo functionality, and excellent combination of heavy duty stability and reasonable portability for remote use. Its included GoTo hand controller boasts a database of over 42,000 stars and deep-sky objects, including the complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs. Once an object is centered, internal DC stepper motors track the object at one of three available tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, or solar. Choose from nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal. A red-illuminated polar axis scope comes standard and makes polar alignment easy and accurate. The drive plate has a built-in autoguider port for precision astrophotographic guiding.

    The Atlas EQ-G's equatorial head is supported on a beefy tripod with 2"-diameter stainless steel legs and an aluminum spreader plate that enhances tripod rigidity and doubles as an accessory tray.

    Here is a closer look at some of the Atlas EQ-G's superior features:

    GoTo Hand Controller

    Take a motorized tour of interesting celestial objects with the Orion Atlas EQ-G.

    Once a simple alignment procedure is completed, the Atlas EQ-G mount's included GoTo hand controller lets you select an object from intuitive menus, and then command the mount's dual stepper motors to automatically pinpoint it. If you're not sure what to look for in the vast starry skies, choose the Tour function to have the Atlas EQ-G lead you to the best objects visible on that night.

    control panel

    The upgraded drive panel features a USB port and more!

    The Atlas EQ-G?s drive panel boasts upgraded features, including a USB port for controlling the mount from a PC using 3rd party software, a threaded power cable jack, a snap-in hand controller jack that replaces the 9-pin serial jack, and a SNAP port for controlling a DSLR camera directly from the hand controller.

    Atlas EQ-G Control Panel

    Illuminated polar-axis scope aids in fast, accurate polar alignment.

    The included illuminated polar-axis scope makes accurate polar alignment quick and easy, while backlash compensation and programmable PEC provide the responsiveness needed for astrophotography pursuits.

    Atlas EQ-G CWs

    Two included 11-pound counterweights keep heavy telescope setups balanced for smooth motion.

    Strong and solid, the Atlas EQ-G weighs in at 54 pounds and includes two 11-pound counterweights. Thanks to its rock-solid construction, the Atlas EQ-G can support a payload of up to 40 lbs., though for astrophotography we'd recommend a maximum of about 20 lbs.

    Atlas EQ-G dovetail saddle

    Wide plate or narrow plate, the Atlas EQ-G holds all dovetail plates securely!

    The versatile Atlas EQ-G mount head sports a dual-width dovetail saddle that allows secure attachment of either narrow "Vixen-style" or wider "Losmandy-style" dovetail mounting plates.

     

     

    The Atlas EQ-G requires an external 12-volt DC power source, such as an Orion Dynamo Pro (sold separately) or AC-to-DC wall adapter (sold separately) for motorized operation. Total weight without counterweights is 54 lbs. The EQ head, which weighs 38.2 lbs., uncouples from the tripod with a single knob for easier portability.

    Warranty

    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.

    Warning

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

    Product Support

    Visit our product support section for instruction manuals and more

  • Specs
    • Best for imaging:
      Deep sky
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Weight rating:
      40 lbs.
    • Dovetail bar system:
      Yes
    • 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:
      42,000+
    • 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
    • Bearing material:
      Sealed ball bearings
    • Power requirement:
      12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
    • PEC:
      Yes
    • GPS:
      Sold separately
    • Backlash compensation:
      Yes
    • Latitude range:
      14-70
    • Setting circles:
      Yes
    • Polar-axis scope:
      Included
    • Counterweights:
      Two 11 lb.
    • Available ports:
      RS-232, autoguider
    • Tripod material:
      Steel
    • Tripod leg diameter:
      2.00 in.
    • Counterweight bar length:
      11 in.
    • Diameter of counterweight shaft:
      18mm
    • Height range of mount:
      40.00 in. - 61.50 in.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      76.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Hand controller holder bracket, 13" dovetail mounting plate - Vixen style, 12V DC power cable
    • Other features:
      40-lb. payload capacity, New threaded power cable connection, USB port for control from a PC
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Atlas EQ-G GoTo equatorial mount
    SynScan hand controller
    Stainless steel tripod
    Two 11-lb. counterweights
    Accessory tray/spreader
    12-volt DC power cable
    Dovetail mounting plate, 13"
    Illuminated polar-axis scope
    Hand controller cable
    Holding bracket for hand controller

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    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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