|Brand and Model:||Orion Atlas 8 EQ|
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|Electric Power:||12V DC (8D-cell)|
|Tripod:||Extendable Heavy Duty|
|Description:||Even if you had zero interest in taking pictures of NGC galaxies and Messier nebulas, the Atlas 8 would exceed your expectations for visual study. It's a synthesis of 8" f/5 diffraction-limited parabolic optics and the mightiest mount to come along in years.|
But if astrophotography does intrigue you, then there couldn't be a sweeter setup. Just add our optional 80mm Guide Scope package and you'll be set to capture magnificent images. And you won't have to spend a fortune to do it, either.
The optical tube is equipped with a 2" collimatable focuser with focus lock and comes with a camera adapter; all you need is a camera and T-ring. The Atlas mount has a built-in polar-alignment scope and dual electronic drives. Slewing at 4x and 16x and fine guiding at 2x sidereal rate are executed with the included hand controller, which also has R.A. and Dec. reverse switches.