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Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflector Telescope
€ 1,899.99
If purchased separately € 1,947.93
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  • Solidly built 8" reflector telescope and Atlas equatorial mount is a great choice for visual or astrophotographic forays into deep space
  • Precision-made 203mm (8.0") parabolic primary mirror reflector telescope with 1000mm focal length (f/4.9) will provide years of enjoyment
  • Atlas EQ-G equatorial mount with GoTo controller for automatic pointing to over 42,000 celestial objects
  • Requires 12V DC power source such as Orion's Dynamo or AC-to-DC adapter
  • Includes 2" Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adapter, 8x40 finder scope, 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepiece, Starry Night astronomy software download card, and more!


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Item #  24732e

If your interest in amateur astronomy includes both observing and astrophotography, you need a telescope that's up to the task - like the Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflector Telescope. It's an 8" aperture reflector with precision parabolic mirror optics with a precise heavy-duty GoTo equatorial mount, perfect for both visual and photographic forays into deep space.

The reflector telescope is built around its 203mm (8") diameter parabolic primary mirror which has a focal length of 1000mm (f/4.9) and is center-marked for easier, more accurate collimation. The versatile combination of 8" aperture and 1000mm focal length is excellent for visually studying a wide variety of celestial objects, from relatively nearby planets to distant galaxies, and the f/4.9 focal ratio is plenty fast for deep-space CCD (charge coupled device) astrophotography. The included Orion Atlas EQ-G GoTo equatorial telescope mount has backlash compensation in both axes and programmable periodic error correction (PEC), which provides the precision required for astrophotographic guiding, performed either manually or with an autoguider via the ST-4 autoguider port, which is conveniently built right into the mount's drive panel.

Speaking of the mount, the brawny Orion Atlas EQ-G GoTo mount and tripod provides incredibly stable support, thanks to its solid construction and 2"-diameter stainless steel legs, which adjust in height for optimally comfortable use. Internal DC stepper motors offer nine slew rates ranging from 2x to 800x sidereal, and three tracking rates: sidereal, lunar, and solar. You'll find it easy and fun slewing from one object to the next at a clip of up to 3.4° per second.

With the GoTo Atlas EQ-G telescope mount, you can visit any of over 42,000 celestial objects with pushbutton ease. The hand controller has a two-line, backlit LCD screen and a red-illuminated keypad. Navigating the menu buttons is nicely intuitive and takes little time to master. The thorough computerized database includes the complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogs of clusters, nebulas, and galaxies; eight planets; 100 named stars; and 25 user-defined objects you select yourself!

You get a host of great accessories with the Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflector Telescope. An 8x40 achromatic finder scope lets you find objects to explore and aim the telescope precisely. A high-quality 1.25" 25mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece is included for visual use of the telescope right out of the box. The 25mm telescope eyepiece yields 40x power magnification through the Atlas 8, which is ideal for general scanning of the heavens. The Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflector Telescope tube assembly features a deluxe 2" Crayford-style focuser with a 1.25" adapter, allowing use of either 2" or 1.25" eyepieces as well as other accessories. Large knurled collimation knobs on the high-ventilation rear cell and a center mark on the primary mirror itself make optical alignment, also called collimation, easy and precise. We even include a simple collimation cap to help you align your telescope's optics. 

The Atlas EQ-G mount requires an external 12-volt DC power supply or an AC-to-DC adapter to run off of household 110-volt AC, all sold separately.

Get the powerful and versatile Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflector Telescope today and discover new worlds of astronomical and astrophotographic adventure!

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at sales-eu@telescope.com

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    203 mm
  • Focal length
    1000 mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4,9
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25,0 mm (1,25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    40 x
  • Resolving power
    0,57 arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29 x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300 x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    480 x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14,2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x40
  • Focuser
    2" Crayford
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    42,000+
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor type
    Microstep driven 1.8°stepper motors
  • Bearing material
    Sealed ball bearings
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Included
  • Counterweights
    Three 5kg
  • Available ports
    RS-232, autoguider
  • Tube material
    Steel
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    50,80 mm
  • Counterweight bar length
    28 cm
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    18 mm
  • Height range of mount
    101,6 cm - 1,56 m
  • Length of optical tube
    96,5 cm
  • Weight, optical tube
    7,5 kg
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    24,5 kg
  • Weight, fully assembled
    43,1 kg
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap, Eyepiece rack
  • Other features
    CorrecTension system, Navigation knob, Integral carry handle
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion Atlas 8" EQ-G Reflector Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
25mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Orion 2" - 1.25" telescope eyepiece adapter
Tripod
Orion equatorial mount
Computerized hand controller
Orion 8x40 finder scope
Dovetail finder telescope base
Collimation cap
Camera adapter
Tube rings
Tube ring mounting plate
11 lb counterweights
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Dust cap
12V DC power cable
GoTo hand controller cable for Sirius EQ-G
GoTo hand controller cable for Atlas EQ-G
GoTo hand controller bracket
Wire clip
Starry Night special edition software

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