Orion Telescopes & Binoculars

89 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

800-676-1343; www.oriontelescopes.com

Orion Telescope & Binoculars

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces its new Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount ($2,999.99). This three-in-one equatorial mount is capable of operating in equatorial mode holding one telescope, or in alt-azimuth mode bearing one or two different telescopes weighing up to 44 pounds (20 kg) combined. Its belt-driven stepper motor drive can slew to more than 42,000 objects in its database at 3.4° per second, and its closed-loop electronics with two encoders per axis maintain alignment even after an inadvertent bump or nudge. The Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G features smooth altitude adjustments with a complete range from 10° to 90°, and a 1-inch counterweight shaft with a thread-on extension. Both include saddle plates that accept Vixen-style and Losmandy dovetail mounting bars. The mount includes a steel-legged tripod, two 11-pound counterweights, a Go To hand controller, and a 12-volt DC power cable.

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