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Atlas Goto kit

Went to the sites and nogo, for some reason Orion and others don't carry it anymore. All that I see is the off brand solution from oversees

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Did you call Orion customer service ??? I just do not believe they would discontinue this since they still sell the non goto mount, and the goto mount.

It is still listed here---

http://www.telescope-service.com/OrionUSA/mounts/mounts.html

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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So where do you live? and where do you want to use it?
You have the instructions? If not I suggest you go to the Orion site and download the manual that come with that scope. If you can read it once from front to back, I will then answer your question.

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Binoculars make a GREAT first "Telescope"!


For beginners in the Astronomy hobby we usually recommend that they buy a nice pair of either 7x50mm binoculars, or 10x50mm binoculars as their first 'telescope".

Additionally they should buy one or two Astronomy books, one of which should be a star chart. You will use the star chart and the binoculars to learn a little bit about the night sky BEFORE you buy your first telescope.

Good books:

Objects in the Heavens by Peter Birren- http://www.amazon.com/Objects-Heavens-Peter-Birren/dp/155369662X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1264187389&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Sky & Telescope Star Atlas- http://www.amazon.com/Sky-Telescopes-Pocket-Atlas/dp/1931559317/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264187432&sr=8-1

Turn Left at Orion- http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Left-Orion-Hundred-Telescope/dp/0521781906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264187469&sr=8-1-spell

Nightwatch- http://www.amazon.com/NightWatch-Practical-Guide-Viewing-Universe/dp/155407147X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264187498&sr=8-5

Spend a few months learning the sky with the binoculars and JOIN a local Astronomy club. The members will help you learn the sky and you will get to look through their telescopes and decide on which one you should purchase. Did you know that the Astronomical League gives awards for completing several different observations using binoculars! Join your local AL Astronomy club to learn about observing awards using only binoculars!

List of Astronomy Clubs by State:
http://www.astroleague.org/societies/list

Clear Skies!

Read my other TIPS on my profile page.

Joe

on Jan 22, 2010 | Telescopes

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Hi I have been given a telescope but no assembly instructions and the only markings on it are "Atlas Explorer" & "D=60MM F=900MM Coated Optics Made in China" Would you know where I...


That is NOT an Atlas EQ-G as your question indicates -- this is an atlas eq-g-
http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/mounts-and-tripods/orion-atlas-eq-g-computerized-goto-telescope-mount

This is a 60mm refractor style telescope imported from China. No one will have a manual for that scope. Try to locate a local Astronomy club and the members will help you assemble it.

Nov 20, 2010 | Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G Telescope

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Electronics - Atas EQ-G - connection is lost when guiding program begins calibration. Tracking and mount control lock up requiring restart of mount. Thanks


Have you upgraded the motor control firmware and the hand controller firmware to the latest version? If not see this web site which contains instructions for updating the firmware.

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/mounts-and-tripods/orion-atlas-eq-g-computerized-goto-telescope-mount

This could also be caused by a USB-Serial adapter cable. Try another brand. The one sold by www.scopestuff.com works --- along with a Keyspan brand Serial-USB adapter.

Oct 10, 2010 | Orion Atlas 8 EQ-G Telescope

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Could i convert my c8 to a go to computer and what would be involved


No, sorry the old C8 cannot be converted.

You might consider selling the C8 and upgrading to a more recent goto scope, OR deforking the tube, and mounting it on a GOTO mount like the alt az Ioptron Pro, or an EQ mount like this one:

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/mounts-and-tripods/orion-atlas-eq-g-computerized-goto-telescope-mount

here is the Ioptron:
http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=13654

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The hand controller circuit board burnt out on my Orion telescope


Call Orion customer service.
http://www.telescope.com/control/main/

Jul 13, 2009 | Orion (05374) Telescope

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Where can I get the Atlas Mount GoTo Upgrade Kit ??


From Orion Telescope--

http://www.telescope.com/control/main

and others like -- Oceanside
http://www.optcorp.com/

Dec 26, 2008 | Orion Atlas Mount GoTo Upgrade Kit...

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RA will not track on Orion Atlas mount


Are you sure it's not actually working (tracking)-- can you hear the motor running?

I would contact Orion and make sure you have a manual for the hand-controller-- it may have a setting that turns tracking on or off.
http://www.telescope.com/control/main/

Nov 14, 2008 | Orion Atlas Mount GoTo Upgrade Kit...

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Mounting an orion as guide scope


Visit the amateur astronomy website www.cloudynights.com and look in the "mounts" forum. You will find all the answers there, and then some!

Jul 31, 2008 | Orion Telescopes

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