The user-friendly Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount boasts a state-of-the-art object location system that makes finding celestial objects in the night sky easy and fun. The mount is now offered without the SynScan Hand Controller to both save you money and let you control your telescope wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet using the FREE SynScan Pro app. The SynScan Pro app is available for iOS and Android devices. (The optional SynScan hand controller can be purchased separately, if desired.)
The free SynScan Pro app boasts a database of over 10,000 deep-space objects, so you will never run out of fascinating celestial gems to observe and study! Once you select and locate an object from one of the SynScan Pro app's intuitive object menus, the StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount's dual servo motors will automatically track the object's motion across the sky to keep it in your instrument's field of view. Even a novice stargazer will quickly learn how to explore the heavens with this high-tech mount and app in just a couple of sessions. One really cool feature: the "Deep Sky Tour" mode identifies the best objects visible at the time you're observing and will lead you right to them one by one to enjoy!
With a telescope payload capacity of 13 pounds, the StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth 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-sized telescope optical tube. A quick-release narrow dovetail saddle makes telescope attachment effortless. An included dovetail L-bracket provides a horizontal platform for coupling cameras, small telescopes, or binoculars to the Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Mount's vertical arm. The slotted bracket features a captive 1/4"-20 threaded post and finger knob for instrument attachment. The 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 recalibrate the GoTo system. 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.
The StarSeeker IV GoTo Altazimuth Mount can be used along with a telescope and camera or smartphone to capture impressive astrophotos of interesting objects in the night sky. An included shutter release cable is compatible with select Canon cameras. Also included are a fluid-filled compass and a DC power cable with car lighter-style plug on one end and mini plug that connects to the mount on the other end.
In addition, the mount comes with two bonus references: Orion's DeepMap 600 star chart and MoonMap 260! The DeepMap 600 will show you just where to look in the night sky to find interesting objects to explore. Color-coded symbols identify more than 500 of the coolest galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters - including all 109 Messier objects - as well as some 100 interesting double and variable stars. DeepMap folds up like a road map for easy packing, and it's printed on durable dew-proof material for worry-free outdoor use. Use the MoonMap 260 to locate and identify 260 interesting craters, mountains, "seas" and more on the lunar surface. It will even show you the locations of NASA spacecraft landing sites!
The mount is powered by 8 internally stored AA batteries (not included), or it can be powered by an optional 12V DC field battery or optional AC wall plug adapter. Weighs 13.4 pounds.
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