Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Telescope Mount and Tripod

The Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Telescope Mount and Tripod is a great fit in both terms of stability and the ease of manually tracking celestial objects as they move across the sky.

Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Telescope Mount and TripodThe EQ-13 supports up to 13 lbs. of telescope payload, so it works well for small to medium-sized reflector, refractor, or Cassegrain telescopes. The mount has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle that allows quick attachment and removal of optical tubes equipped with a Vixen-style dovetail mounting bar.

Dual setting circles let you locate celestial objects using their celestial coordinates. Slow-motion knobs on both axes allow centering of objects in the telescope’s field of view as well as manual tracking of their motion.

The EQ-13 mount includes a sturdy stainless steel, extendable tripod with a twist-on accessory tray. Total assembled weight of the mount and tripod is 16 lbs., 13.5 oz., which includes one 5.5-lb. counterweight. Saddle height range is 36.5″ to 54″.

The Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Telescope Mount and Tripod specifications include:

– Weight rating: 13 lbs.

– Dovetail bar system: Yes

– Motor drive compatibility: Clock drive sold separately

– Setting circles: Yes

– Polar-axis scope: Not available

– Counterweights: One 4.8 lb.

– Tripod material: Steel

– Tripod leg diameter: 1.25 in.

– Counterweight bar length: 9 in.

– Diameter of counterweight shaft: 51mm

– Height range of mount: 40.00 in. – 54.00 in.

– Weight, fully assembled: 16.8 lbs.

– Additional included accessories: Twist-on accessory tray

– Other features: Vixen-style dovetail saddle, R.A. and Dec slow-motion cables, compatible with optional R.A. motor drive

You can learn more about the Orion EQ-13 Equatorial Telescope Mount and Tripod here.

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