Orion AstroTrack Drive for EQ-1 Equatorial Telescope Mount
This cordless, precision DC servo drive allows motorized tracking of objects in space as they appear to migrate across the night sky due to Earths rotation. The Orion AstroTrack Drive works with Orion EQ-1 or Min-EQ equatorial mounts.
This cordless, precision DC servo drive allows motorized tracking of objects in space as they appear to migrate across the night sky as Earth rotates. The Orion AstroTrack Drive works with Orion EQ-1 or Min-EQ mounts, or on Orion telescopes supplied with those mounts. The Orion AstroTrack DC Motor Drive provides precise electronic, hands-free tracking of celestial objects as they move across the sky. This cordless drive is designed for use with the Orion EQ-1 and Min-EQ equatorial mounts. AstroTrack counteracts the axial rotation of the Earth, making celestial objects appear to stand still in a telescopes field of view. You wont have to reposition the telescope to re-center an object in the eyepiece as the object moves across the sky – a welcome convenience! The AstroTrack has variable-speed tracking control, allowing adjustment to the exact sidereal tracking rate as well as to speeds slightly slower or faster than sidereal. This ensures accurate tracking of both solar system and deep-sky objects, and allows for correction of any inherent deviation in the motor from the sidereal rate. The AstroTrack Motor Drive provides sufficiently accurate tracking for piggyback and short-exposure planetary astrophotography. It is not recommended for prime focus, long-exposure photography.Add an Orion AstroTrack Drive to your EQ-1 Mount and start enjoying accurate tracking of celestial objects for more enjoyable observations!
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