Omegon RA motor for EQ- 300 mount - tracks objects automatically
The Omegon motor set equips your EQ-300 mount with electrically powered tracking. Gone are the days when you had to continually make fine manual adjustments. Simply turn on the motor and your favourite astronomical object will remain in the centre of the field of view of your eyepiece.
A motor for the tracking axis
This motor drives the main axis (right ascension) on your mount. This is the axis which is responsible for compensating for the Earth's rotation. Manual adjustment of objects is hence no longer required. Simply enjoy your observing! - you don't need to do anything but concern yourself with the observing itself. Once you have set an object in the telescope's field of view, the motor will immediately start tracking it.
Everything under control - the hand box
There are motors available which, once turned on, mean you subsequently have no more control of the telescope. But the Omegon EQ-300 motor set includes a control box which does allow you to keep control. This large black box is easy to use - even when wearing gloves. Two control buttons let you adjust the position of the object in the field of view - especially useful when observing extended objects that extend beyond the eyepiece's field of view.
According to the eyepiece and magnification used, you can select a 2X correction speed or a 32X correction speed for more rapid slewing.
Show your visitors the stars
The time has now come where you can also show your family the stars - and without the object always drifting out of the field of view of the eyepiece and your visitors saying "Where, I can't see anything!" - your tracking motor now keeps the astronomical object under control.
Get started in astrophotography
This RA tracking add-on set also lets you quickly get into astrophotography. Are you keen on taking photos of planets or of deep sky objects? This is now a simple matter. You can connect your planetary webcam, for example, and you will see the planet as a live image in the field of view.
Installation is easy
Start with your observing after just a short time - as mounting the motors is quite straightforward using the tool set also provided.
The advantages in a nutshell:
- RA motor kit for EQ-300 mount
- automatic tracking of astronomical objects
- large hand box, also easy to use with gloves on
- comfortably large buttons for initiating corrections
- automatic tracking of the object after locking the axis clamps
- up to 32X sidereal rate for coarse corrections
- easy for getting into astrophotography
- all in one - motor with gears plus complete tool set