Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount and Tripod

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OR-08269
  • Load capacity of 44-pounds
  • Dual stepper motors
  • Dual width saddle
  • New features on the drive panel
  • Built-in illuminated polar scope
  • SynScan hand controller
  • Heavy-duty tripod and two Counterweights

 

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Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount and Tripod

The Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount and Tripod improves upon the venerable Atlas EQ-G by incorporating more than a dozen enhanced features and specifications.

Now with a load capacity of 44-pounds it is perfect for rock-solid support of your optical tubes and imaging trains used by serious astroimagers. At nearly 40-pounds, the equatorial head now sports a large handle to make lifting it onto and off of the tripod much easier.

The Atlas II uses dual stepper motors with belt drives for whisper-quiet slewing, reduced backlash, and improved guiding accuracy. The mount's latitude adjustment has been beefed-up with big bolts that work even with a full telescope load.

Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount and Tripod-wide

The dual width saddle is compatible with both D- and V-style mounting plates.

New features of the drive panel include a USB port for controlling the mount via computer using optional 3rd party software. A SNAP port has been added to allow DSLR camera shutter control with the SynScan controller for astrophotography. The 12V power cable now threads onto the jack for a more secure connection. 

The Atlas II's built-in illuminated polar scope works in both Northern and Southern hemispheres and features a graduated clock-face reticle for more accurate polar alignment.

The SynScan hand controller contains a 42,9000-object database and a array of practical features and functions. There is a Tour mode that takes you to the best object each night, permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), pointing accuracy enhancement (PAE), DSLR camera control, slewing limits, parking, ASCOM compatibility, and a USB port for updating firmware.

The heavy-duty tripod is equipped with 2-inch extendable stainless steel legs and a spreader/ accessory tray.

Counterweights: Included with this mount and tripod set-up are two 11.5-pound counterweights.

 

Manufacturer's Note: The Atlas II EQ-G requires a power supply (sold separately) with an output Voltage of 11 to 16V and an output Current of 4 Amps.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ComputerizedComputerized
Counterweight11.5 lb/ Includes 2
Database429000 Objects
Drive TypeBelt
Head DesignEquatorial
Instrument Capacity44 lb
Motor DriveDual Stepper Motors
Mount Head Weight40lb
PECYes
PortsSNAP
PortsUSB
Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
Total Weight40 lb
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HZ
03/06/2020
Hugo Z.
United States United States
Excellent mount

Very solid mount... I did not use yet, due the weather and assembling the telescope system and connecting box.