Orion EQ-26 Motorized Equatorial Telescope Mount and Tripod
Item #55029
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$749.99 $699.99
With integrated stepper motor drives on both axes, a hand controller for electronic control, and a 26-lb. payload capacity, the sturdy EQ-26 makes a great mount for your medium-sized telescope optical tube. Built-in polar scope, too.
This item is on backorder and expected by 11/15/2024.
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    • Sturdy EQ-26 mount provides a robust equatorial support system for medium-sized telescopes weighing up to 26 lbs.
    • Integrated right ascension and declination stepper motors provide sidereal tracking as well as slewing up to 800x sidereal and precision electronic centering via dual-axis hand controller
    • Vixen-style dovetail saddle provides quick attachment and removal of any telescope with compatible dovetail mounting bar
    • Stainless steel tube-leg tripod features a spreader brace/accessory tray and built-in polar alignment scope
    • Requires 12V, 5A power supply (sold separately); includes DC cigarette-lighter style power cable

    Upgrade your equatorial mount to one that is fully motorized for tracking, slewing, and precision centering of celestial objects you want to view. The Orion EQ-26 Motorized Equatorial Mount and Tripod is an ideal choice, supporting up to 26 lbs. of telescope payload. So it's ideal for exploring the heavens with a medium-sized reflector, refractor, or Cassegrain optical tube.

    Integrated dual stepper motors allow sidereal-rate tracking as well as quiet slewing up to 800x sidereal and slow-speed, precision centering of objects in your telescope's field of view. Electronic control of the mount is conducted with the included dual-axis hand controller. It features R.A. and Dec. directional buttons and slew speed adjustment buttons, plus a North or South hemisphere switch. The mount requires an external 12-volt, 5-amp power supply (sold separately). A DC cigarette-lighter style cable is provided to connect the mount (via the hand controller) to the power supply.

    The EQ-26 Motorized Equatorial Mount and Tripod has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle that allows quick attachment and removal of optical tubes equipped with a Vixen-style dovetail mounting bar. Dual setting circles let you home in on celestial objects by their celestial coordinates. This sturdy mount is supported by a stainless steel, extendable tripod with 1.75"-diameter tube legs and a cast-metal spreader — which doubles as an accessory tray — for added stability.

    To aid in precision polar alignment, the EQ-26 has a built-in polar scope. The polar scope's reticle can be used to polar align in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The mount's azimuth and latitude adjustment knobs also help with fine positioning for polar alignment.

    The sturdy EQ-26 Motorized Equatorial Mount and Tripod includes two 5.75-lb. counterweights and a beefy 20mm-diameter counterweight shaft. Weight of the mount and tripod without the counterweights is 19.5 lbs. Saddle height range is 36" (legs retracted) to 49" (legs extended).


    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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  • Specs
    • Best for imaging:
      Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
    • User level:
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar & planetary
    • Weight rating:
      26 lbs.
    • Dovetail bar system:
    • Motor drive compatibility:
      Clock drive included
    • Alignment procedure:
      Manual polar alignment with built-in polar scope
    • Tracking rates:
    • Motor speeds:
      Sidereal to 800x sidereal
    • Motor type:
      Microstep driven stepper motors
    • Power requirement:
      12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
    • Setting circles:
    • Polar-axis scope:
    • Counterweights:
      Two 5.5 lb.
    • Tripod material:
    • Tripod leg diameter:
      1.75 in.
    • Counterweight bar length:
      13 in.
    • Diameter of counterweight shaft:
    • Height range of mount:
      36.00 in. - 49.00 in.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      19.5 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      31.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Dual-axis hand controller, DC cigarette-lighter style power cable, Hand controller holster
    • Other features:
      Vixen-style dovetail saddle, Spreader brace / accessory tray, Bubble level
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    EQ-26 mount head
    Counterweight shaft
    Counterweight (x2)
    Accessory tray
    Hand controller
    Motor cables (x2)
    Hand controller holster
    12V DC power cable

  • Important Shipping Information

    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: $40.00
    3 Day Delivery: $87.00
    2 Day Delivery: $87.00
    Next Day Delivery: $102.00

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