|Brand and Model:||Orion Atlas Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount|
|Attributes:||Motorized PEC Goto|
|Description:||Our Brawniest EQ Mount Boasts Dual Internal Drives|
Our beefiest, most advanced mount provides a rock-stable platform for large amateur telescopes at a price unheard of before. With a load capacity of 40 lbs., the Atlas will support instruments as large as 10" reflectors or 11" Schmidt-Cassegrains. It comes with dual internal DC stepper motor drives. The hand controller allows rates of 2x, 8x, and 16x over the sidereal rate and has R.A. and Dec. reverse switches. Drives are powered by 12 volts DC, either from the included battery pack (8 D-cell batteries not included) or from an optional external 12-volt battery. Features 3" setting circles, azimuth fine adjustment, polar alignment scope, dovetail bar for tube rings, and two 11-lb. counterweights. The tripod boasts big 2"-diameter stainless steel tube legs with spreader bar/accessory plate. For serious visual astronomy and astrophotography, the heavy-duty Atlas mount offers incredible stability and precision control. Weighs 54 lbs, without counterweights.