For years the Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Equatorial Mount has come with a Vixen style dovetail saddle, which was fine until you needed to mount an optical tube outfitted with a wider, Losmandy style dovetail “D” plate. Now you can upgrade your Sirius EQ-G with the Orion Dual-Width Saddle for Sirius EQ-G GoTo Mounts to give it the versatility to accept either type of dovetail mounting plate.
This new cast-aluminum saddle features dual spring-loaded clamping slots to accommodate both narrow Vixen style plates and Losmandy style “D” plates, and two large knobs to loosen and tighten the clamps.
The Orion Dual-Width Saddle for Sirius EQ-G GoTo Mount is easy to install, and instructions for doing so are included. All that is needed to remove the old saddle and attach the new one is a 2.5mm Allen key, which is included. The new saddle weighs 1 lb. 10.4 oz.
The Orion Dual-Width Saddle for Sirius EQ-G GoTo Mount is not compatible with any other Orion GoTo mounts. You can learn more here.
And for those looking to upgrade their mounts, the new Orion Atlas II EQ-G Equatorial GoTo Mount is a new iteration of Orion’s Atlas EQ-G mount incorporating more than a dozen enhanced features and specifications. Newly designed for greater stability and operational precision, the Atlas II EQ-G offers a load capacity of 44 lbs. of astronomy gear.
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