Orion EQ-2 Equatorial Telescope Mount (Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle)

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  • Everything you need to take very wide-field astrophotos of the night sky with your own camera (camera not included)
  • A great way to get started in the rewarding hobby of astrophotography without breaking the bank
  • Capture stunning ethereal photos of our own galaxy - the cloudy Milky Way - by mounting your own camera onto the included EQ-1 equatorial mount equipped with a motor drive and 1/4"-20 threaded post
  • Take interesting star-trail photos and impress your friends and family
  • An amazing value - this affordable beginner astrophotography package lets you save big compared to purchasing each included item separately

Astrophotography can be easy! We’ll show you how with the affordable beginner-level Orion Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle. With this great combination of equipment, you can begin to take wide-field pictures of the night sky with a DSLR camera (camera sold separately). We’ve included everything but the camera, so you can begin capturing the night sky right away!

If you've been interested in a hobby of astrophotography, but also overwhelmed by all the different equipment options, this is the bundle for you! Orion has exactly what you're looking for, conveniently packaged together and priced affordably in our Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle

You don't need a lot of fancy gear to start taking shots of the night sky. With just a few key pieces of astronomy equipment, you can capture beautiful wide-field images of starry skies. The Orion Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle lets you take surprisingly detailed pictures of star fields, the Milky Way, or star-trails with a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera (camera not included). All you have to do is attach your camera to the Orion EQ-1 Equatorial mount and tripod with the included 1/4"-20 threaded adapter, then align the EQ mount with Polaris (the North Star) and start shooting! If you leave the camera shutter open for an extended exposure, you'll be rewarded with stunning star-trail images. If you'd rather capture wide-field astrophotos of starry skies and the cloudy Milky Way, you can add electronic tracking to the equation with the included EQ-1M electronic motor drive. The EQ-1M motor drive will slowly rotate the mount and your attached camera at the same rate the Earth rotates, so the stars in your image will be points of light instead of curvilinear star-trails. What’s more, taking long exposures of the night sky while tracking with the EQ-1M motor drive enables your camera sensor to detect the ethereal, cloudy features of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. You’ll be amazed at the detail that seems to pop out of nowhere when capturing a lengthy exposure of what appears to be a stark expanse of sky while tracking. 

You, your friends and family will be amazed at the wonderful images this humble collection of gear allows you to capture with your point-and-shoot, SLR, or DSLR camera (camera not included). EQ-1M electronic motor drive powered by four D-cell batteries (not included).

The Orion Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle includes:
•    Orion EQ-1 Equatorial mount and tripod
•    Orion EQ-1M electronic motor drive
•    Orion 1/4"-20 adapter for EQ-1 mount (for attachment of camera)

  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Weight rating
    7 lbs.
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Tripod material
  • Height range of mount
    32.50 in. - 54.74 in.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    11.9 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    13.9 lbs.
  • Warranty
    One year
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