10 Best Telescope Motor Drives for January 2021

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Celestron R/A Single Axis Motor Drive for the AstroMaster Telescope
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Celestron R/A Single Axis Motor Drive for the AstroMaster Telescope

by Celestron
What We like

For Celestron CG-2 and CG-3 equatorial mounts

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Product Features

  • Right Ascension tracking compensates for the Earths rotation
  • Can be used in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere
  • Install this motor drive on your AstroMaster or PowerSeeker equatorially mounted telescope and start tracking the stars!

Can be used in the northern or southern hemisphere Right ascension tracking compensates for the earths rotation Install this motor drive on your astromaster or powerseeker equatorially mounted telescope and start tracking the stars!

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Meade Instruments 616000 Instruments Polaris Motor Drive for Polaris Telescopes only, Black
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Meade Instruments 616000 Instruments Polaris Motor Drive for Polaris Telescopes only

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by Meade
What We like

Package Weight: 0.385 kilograms

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Product Features

  • Simple attachment to telescope in under five minutes
  • Continuous RA tracking for telescope
  • Requires 9V battery, included

Requires 9v battery, included Simple attachment to telescope in under five minutes Continuous ra tracking for telescope

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Celestron 93522 Dual Axis Motor Drive (Advanced CG4)
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Celestron 93522 Dual Axis Motor Drive (Advanced CG4)

by Celestron
What We like

Allows movement in DEC

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Product Features

  • Four speed variable
  • Excellent for tracking in RA
  • Designed for Celestron's CG-4 mount
  • For telescopes equipped with CG-4 equatorial mount. C102HD-C4-R-CN 6

For telescopes equipped with cg-4 equatorial mount. c102hd-c4-r-cn 6 Designed for Celestron's cg-4 mount Excellent for tracking in ra Four speed variable

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Orion AstroView EQ Mount & EQ-3M Motor Drive Kit
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Orion AstroView EQ Mount & EQ-3M Motor Drive Kit

by Orion
What We like

Modern equatorial mount head design features removable dovetail plate for quick attachment of a telescope without using tools, and an 8" long dovetail plate is included

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Product Features

  • A value-packed combination of the Orion AstroView Equatorial Mount and EQ-3M Single-Axis Telescope Motor Drive
  • Weighs 28.8 lbs.
  • The smooth-moving, sturdy AstroView mount provides a robust equatorial support system for any telescope weighing up to 12 lbs.
  • The precision EQ-3M mini-motor attaches to the AstroView Equatorial Mount for automatic, motorized tracking of celestial objects

The precision eq-3m mini-motor attaches to the astroview equatorial mount for automatic, motorized tracking of celestial objects The smooth-moving, sturdy astroview mount provides a robust equatorial support system for any telescope weighing up to 12 lbs. A value-packed combination of the Orion astroview equatorial mount and eq-3m single-axis telescope motor drive Weighs 28.8 lbs.

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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive

by Orion
What We like

Fast f/4 telescope optics provide a very wide field of view, making it easy to locate and observe celestial objects

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Product Features

  • Included AstroTrack drive provides hands-free motorized tracking for convenient stargazing
  • A nicely portable motorized telescope setup for backyard astronomers of all skill levels
  • This wide-field reflector telescope comes with an AstroTrack drive for easy motorized tracking of objects in the night sky
  • Also includes EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming, 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepieces, MoonMap 260, collimation cap and more!

Included astrotrack drive provides hands-free motorized tracking for convenient stargazing A nicely portable motorized telescope setup for backyard astronomers of all skill levels This wide-field reflector telescope comes with an astrotrack drive for easy motorized tracking of objects in the night sky Also includes ez finder ii reflex sight for easy aiming, 25mm and 10mm sirius plossl eyepieces, moonmap 260, collimation cap and more!

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Orion 7827 EQ-2M Electronic Telescope Drive
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Orion 7827 EQ-2M Electronic Telescope Drive

by Orion
What We like

Electronic drive provides regulated sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension so you can automatically follow objects in the sky as they appear to migrate around Polaris

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Product Features

  • Includes motor, controller and battery case
  • Precision mini-motor attaches to your Orion EQ-2 equatorial mount for motorized tracking of celestial objects
  • Drive hand controller has 2x and 4x speeds and pause mode

Precision mini-motor attaches to your Orion eq-2 equatorial mount for motorized tracking of celestial objects Drive hand controller has 2x and 4x speeds and pause mode Includes motor, controller and battery case

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Orion 7826 EQ-1M Electronic Telescope Drive
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Orion 7826 EQ-1M Electronic Telescope Drive

by Orion
What We like

Motor drive provides regulated sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension

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Product Features

  • Hand controller has 2x and 8x speeds and pause mode
  • Fits Orion EQ-1 equatorial telescope mounts
  • Precision mini-motor attaches to your Orion EQ-1 equatorial mount to allow motorized tracking of celestial objects
  • Includes motor, controller and battery case. Runs on four D-cell batteries (not included)

Includes motor, controller and battery case. runs on four d-cell batteries (not included) Fits Orion eq-1 equatorial telescope mounts Hand controller has 2x and 8x speeds and pause mode Precision mini-motor attaches to your Orion eq-1 equatorial mount to allow motorized tracking of celestial objects

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Orion 7832 Dual Axis TrueTrack Telescope Drive
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Orion 7832 Dual Axis TrueTrack Telescope Drive

by Orion
What We like

Features 2x, 4x, and 8x speeds and pause mode

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Product Features

  • Requires 4 D-cell batteries for operation (not included)
  • Orion TrueTrack Dual-Axis electronic drive provides motorized dual-axis control for high-power viewing and astrophotography
  • Includes two motors, controller and battery pack
  • Drive controller allows sidereal tracking and electronic control of declination

Includes two motors, controller and battery pack Requires 4 d-cell batteries for operation (not included) Orion truetrack dual-axis electronic drive provides motorized dual-axis control for high-power viewing and astrophotography Drive controller allows sidereal tracking and electronic control of declination

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Orion 07822 EQ-1C EQ-1cm DC Drive Telescope Electronic Drive, Black
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Orion 07822 EQ-1C EQ-1cm DC Drive Telescope Electronic Drive

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by Optronic Technologies, Inc
What We like

Provides Regulated sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension

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Product Features

  • Fits Orion eq-1c Equatorial telescope mounts. Runs on Four AA batteries (not included)
  • Attach this handy motor Drive to the Orion eq-1c Equatorial mount for motorized, hands-free tracking of celestial objects
  • Includes clutch release in case manual right ascension adjustments are desired
  • Compensates for earth's rotation to keep any celestial target centered for extended viewing

Compensates for earth's rotation to keep any celestial target centered for extended viewing Fits orion eq-1c equatorial telescope mounts. runs on four aa batteries (not included) Includes clutch release in case manual right ascension adjustments are desired Attach this handy motor drive to the orion eq-1c equatorial mount for motorized, hands-free tracking of celestial objects

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Orion 7829 EQ-3M Single-Axis Telescope Drive
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Orion 7829 EQ-3M Single-Axis Telescope Drive

by Orion
What We like

Electronic motor drive provides regulated sidereal-rate tracking in right ascension

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Product Features

  • Includes motor, controller and battery case
  • Precision mini-motor attaches to your AstroView equatorial mount for automatic tracking of celestial objects
  • Runs on four D-cell batteries (not included)
  • Drive controller has 2x, and 8x speeds and pause mode

Precision mini-motor attaches to your astroview equatorial mount for automatic tracking of celestial objects Drive controller has 2x, and 8x speeds and pause mode Includes motor, controller and battery case Runs on four d-cell batteries (not included)

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