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Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount

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  • Three-in-one GoTo mount can operate in GoTo Equatorial mode holding one telescope, or in GoTo Altazimuth mode holding one or two different telescopes
  • Capable of holding a 44-pound telescope payload — ideal for any observational or astrophotographic pursuits
  • Accurate belt-driven stepper motor drive system can locate any of over 42,000 celestial curiosities with a pointing accuracy of 5 arc-minutes and a tracking precision of 0.1436 arc-second steps
  • Features closed-loop electronics to maintain alignment even after an inadvertent bump or nudge
  • Features dual-width dovetail saddle for use with narrow or wide dovetail plates, 1″ diameter retractable counterweight shaft, securely threaded power input jack and threaded DC cable, built-in autoguider port, PPEC capability, 9 slew speeds, and North/South hemipshere polar alignment scope

The Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G GoTo Mount is certain to become a favorite among intermediate to experienced observers and astrophotographers. This three-in-one smart mount not only operates in equatorial GoTo mode, but also in an Altazimuth GoTo & Tracking mode while holding one or even two different telescopes. Control the Orion Atlas Pro via the included illuminated hand controller, or control it robotically with your PC/laptop, or even wirelessly from your iOS mobile device with optional Orion StarSeek software and Wi-Fi module (software app and module sold separately). In addition to the dual Altaz and EQ modes, the Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G boasts some other key enhancements over the standard Atlas EQ-G Mount, including a smooth yet very robust latitude adjustment for accurate polar alignment, beefier Right Ascension (RA) and Declination (Dec) clutch adjustments, a thicker countwerweight shaft – 1″ in diameter – and a thread on counterweight shaft extendion. The newly engineered equatorial head will carry a 44-pound telescope payload. The mount comes standard with an upgraded belt-driven stepper motor drive system that can locate over 42,000 objects in the sky with tracking precision of 0.1436 arc-second steps. The drive has closed-loop electronics, with two sets of encoders per axias, meaning that once aligned you can manually move the telescope to a new target (or accidentally bump into the telescope) and the mount will still know where it’s pointing in the sky!

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May 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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