Orion TD-2 Electronic DC Tracking Drive for EQ Mount
Item #55031
$69.99
Enjoy hands-free, electronic tracking with select Orion telescopes and EQ-13 mount. Sidereal-rate tracking prevents celestial objects from drifting out of the telescope's field of view. Pushbutton handset aids in centering objects. Battery operated.
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  • More Info
    • Precision tracking drive attaches to select Orion telescopes and equatorial mount to allow electronic tracking of celestial objects
    • Sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension prevents celestial objects from drifting out of the telescope's field of view
    • Compatible with Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector, AstroView 6 EQ Reflector, AstroView 102 EQ Refractor, and EQ-13 Equatorial Mount
    • Pushbutton hand controller has 2x and 4x slew speeds and pause mode to aid in centering objects in the eyepiece
    • Includes clutch release to allow use of mount's manual slow-motion controls if desired. Runs on eight 1.5V AA batteries (not included).

    For stargazers, the phrase "as the world turns" means that celestial objects will drift out of your telescope's field of view — due to the Earth's rotation. But with the Orion TD-2 Electronic 12V DC Tracking Drive, your target object will remain centered in the eyepiece for as long as you want to observe it.

    Compatible with the Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Mount and telescopes that include the EQ-13 (see list below), the TD-2 Electronic Drive installs quickly on the equatorial mount. The drive's precision motor provides sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension, which is the rate that stars and deep-sky objects move across the sky. The included hand controller has forward and reverse slewing buttons at 2x and 4x speeds to facilitate centering objects in the telescope's eyepiece or moving to other, nearby objects. A simple thumbscrew "clutch" disengages the tracking motor from the right ascension gear, allowing use of the mount's manual slow-motion controls, when desired.

    A switch on the hand controller lets you set it for Northern or Southern hemisphere; it works in both. A convenient holding bracket for the hand controller is included and straps onto a tripod leg via a hook-and-loop band. Just set the controller in the holder when you're not using it. The TD-2 runs on eight 1.5V AA batteries (not included), which the user installs in the battery case provided.

    The Orion TD-2 Electronic 12V DC Tracking Drive is compatible with these telescopes and mount:

    • #55026 Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Mount
    • #9007 Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector
    • #20568 Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Kit
    • #55027 Orion AstroView 6 EQ Reflector
    • #55028 Orion AstroView 102 EQ Refractor

    Experience the convenience of hands-free, electronic object tracking. Get the TD-2 Electronic 12V DC Tracking Drive today.

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  • In The Box

    Motor drive
    2mm and 4mm Allen keys
    Hand controller
    Battery holder
    Hand controller holder

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