Orion - StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount and Tripod

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The Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount includes a cutting edge GoTo system with a database of over 42,000 celestial objects at the user's fingertips!

SKU: ORI-13165
Manufactured by:
Orion
 

Product Description

The Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount includes a cutting edge GoTo system with a database of over 42,000 celestial objects at the user's fingertips! The motors in the StarSeeker IV GoTo Mount will track automatically over the course of an observing session after the hand controller selects and locates an object. The "Tour" mode provides fabulous recommendations that are visible at the time of observation. Even for beginner astronomers, this mount will provide an excellent experience and impression to the night sky!

  • Computerized object-locating GoTo mount and tripod with a database of over 42,000 celestial objects to explore
  • Supports telescope payloads weighing 13 pounds or less
  • Allows manual movement of attached telescopes without losing GoTo alignment
  • Slanted, single-arm altazimuth design provides horizon-to-zenith pointing
  • Weighs just 13.4 pounds for easy portability

 

With a telescope payload capacity of 13 pounds, the StarSeeker IV Mount provides an inexpensive upgrade for backyard astronomers who want to add the luxury of GoTo object location and motorized tracking to a small or medium telescope optical tube. A quick-release narrow dovetail saddle makes telescope attachment nice and easy. The altazimuth mount's slanted, single-arm design provides attached telescopes with 360° of azimuth motion and 90° of altitude motion for horizon to zenith pointing.

Following an initial two-star alignment process, dual optical encoders on each axis of motion allow manual repositioning of an attached telescope without having to recalibrating the GoTo system. This not only helps saves power and motor wear, but also means you won't have to re-align the StarSeeker IV Mount if you inadvertently bump into a tripod leg in the dark of night. Speaking of tripod legs, the StarSeeker IV features an upgraded cylindrical leg stainless steel tripod that is sturdier than previous models. Stability is further enhanced by a dual-purpose accessory holder/spreader plate which keeps the tripod rigid while providing a convenient area for stowing idle eyepieces and accessories. The stainless steel tripod adjusts in height for comfortable use.

Since the StarSeeker IV Mount can locate and track objects with its motorized GoTo system, it can be used along with a telescope and camera or smartphone to capture impressive astrophotos of interesting objects in the night sky.

Powered by 8 internally stored AA batteries (not included), optional external 12V DC field battery, or optional AC-to-DC wall plug adapter. Weighs 13.4 pounds.

Included Items:

  • StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount head 

  • Stainless steel adjustable-height tripod

  • Orion AZ/EQ Computerized GoTo Hand Controller (Synscan) and coil cable

  • Accessory tray

  • PC interface (serial) cable

  • 12V DC power cable (auto lighter plug to 2.1/5.5mm plug)

  • Hand controller holder bracket and strap

  • Liquid-filled compass

 

 

 

 

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Specifications

Name Orion - StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount and Tripod
Manufacturer Orion
Model ORI-13165
Alignment Procedures Two-Star alignment
Dovetail Compatibility Yes
Included Accessories RS-232 cable, 12V DC power cable, Quick-Collimation cap, Cast-Metal accessory tray/Spread bracer
Power Requirements 8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC
Tripod Steel
Warranty One year

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