Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Telescope Mount and Tripod
Item #55026
$229.99
An equatorial mount makes telescopic observing easier. The Orion EQ-13 mount's 13-lb. capacity is ideal for use with small scopes. With a Vixen-type dovetail saddle, manual tracking ability, and stainless steel tripod, the EQ-13 does the job nicely.
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  • More Info
    • Sturdy EQ-13 mount provides a robust equatorial support system for small and medium-sized telescopes weighing up to 13 lbs.
    • Allows manual tracking of celestial objects so they don't drift out of your telescope's field of view while you're observing
    • Stainless steel adjustable-height tripod features a twist-on accessory tray to hold your extra eyepiece(s) and other accessories
    • Vixen-style dovetail saddle provides quick attachment and removal of any telescope with compatible dovetail mounting bar
    • Accommodates electronic motor drive (coming soon!) for hands-free tracking of celestial objects

    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".

    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.

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  • Specs
    • User level:
      Beginner
    • Weight rating:
      13 lbs.
    • Dovetail bar system:
      Yes
    • Motor drive compatibility:
      Clock drive sold separately
    • Setting circles:
      Yes
    • Polar-axis scope:
      Not available
    • Counterweights:
      One 4.8 lb.
    • Tripod material:
      Steel
    • Tripod leg diameter:
      1.25 in.
    • Counterweight bar length:
      9 in.
    • Diameter of counterweight shaft:
      51mm
    • Height range of mount:
      40.00 in. - 54.00 in.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      16.8 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Twist-on accessory tray
    • Other features:
      Vixen-style dovetail saddle, R.A. and Dec slow-motion cables, Compatible with optional R.A. motor drive
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    EQ-13 mount head
    Tripod
    Counterweight shaft
    Counterweight
    Accessory tray
    Slow motion control knobs (x2)
    Altitude adjustment T-bolt

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    Standard Delivery to Canada: $30.00
    3 Day Delivery: $25.00
    2 Day Delivery: $25.00
    Next Day Delivery: $25.00