Orion SkyView Pro EQ Mount
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Orion SkyView Pro EQ Mount
Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount and Tripod
Capable of supporting telescope optical tube assemblies up to 20 lbs., the Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount allows quick attachment and release of the OTA via a dovetail bar. To keep sensitive parts for aging, the 360-degree worm gears are fully enclosed.
The Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount also features an 86mm diameter setting circle feature which helps locate objects faster and easier. The dual slow motion knobs allow for manual control and are easily upgradeable with electronic drives featured under our Accessories tab.
To keep the load balanced, the Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount is supplied with two counterweights - 4 lb. and 7.5 lbs. - and the entire assembled unit weighs 35 lbs.
Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount and Tripod Features
- Heavy-duty SkyView Pro equatorial mount and tripod provides a solid and stable foundation for astronomical telescope use
- Supports telescope tubes weighing up to 20 lbs; tubes attach via an included quick-release dovetail bar
- Slow-motion knobs on Declination (Dec) and Right Ascension (RA) axes allow fine manual motion control and tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
- Includes two counterweights (4 and 7.5 lbs) Total weight with counterweights equals 35 lbs.
- Accepts optional TrueTrack dual-axis electronic drive or our SVP GoTo upgrade kit (both sold separately)
Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) may be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.
If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!
|Counterweights||(1) 7.5 lb. (1) 4 lb.|
|Instrument Capacity||20 lb|
|Latitude Range||16 degrees to 64 degrees|
|Saddle Width||V Series|
|Total Weight||20 lb|
|Total Weight||36.5 lb|
|Tripod or Pier included||Yes|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
I have owned three of these fine mounts. They provide ball bearings on both axis and a load capacity of 20 pounds. However I have one that has an astrograph on it weighing 30 pounds and it damps at 266x in .5 seconds...better still with a lighter scope. I don't have the GoTo version. I grew up finding objects the old fashioned way so I did install the dual axis controller on all of my SVP mounts and they have tight tolerances and are variable speed drives. Take up in either direction is within 1 second so pretty good. The legs on this mount are stainless steel and everything goes together very well and lock-up is sure. The manual dec and RA controls are also good if you don't motorize this. I cannot fault these mounts in any way. There is a provision for a polar alignment scope also and I have had several although never used them. Latitude adjustment is good over a wide range and should cover much of North America or the equivalent. All in all, the mount looks solid, feels solid and is solid. I would recommend this over the CG-4 anyday having had the entire series at one time or another. Also, depending on the scope you may never have to raise the legs from the standard position. Great for transport to dark sky sights, I purchased a bag for the tripod legs and another for the EQ head. A great mount for the money as long as you don't attempt to grossly overweight it...as in any mount.