Here is an equatorial mount that will make your astronomical observing pursuits more enjoyable. If you have been plying the heavens with your telescope hitched to an altazimuth mount or a flimsy equatorial mount, you will quickly discover the benefits of the Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Mount and Tripod, both in terms of stability and the ease of manually tracking celestial objects as they move across the sky.
The EQ-13 Equatorial Mount and Tripod supports up to 13 lbs. of telescope payload, so it's ideal for small to medium-sized reflector, refractor, or Cassegrain telescopes. The mount 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 locate celestial objects using their celestial coordinates. Slow-motion knobs on both axes allow centering of objects in the telescope's field of view as well as manual tracking of their motion.
The EQ-13 mount includes a sturdy stainless steel, extendable tripod with a twist-on accessory tray. Total assembled weight of the mount and tripod is 16 lbs., 13.5 oz., which includes one 5.5-lb. counterweight. Saddle height range is 36.5" to 54".
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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