Orion EQ1 Equatorial Mount and Tripod

Orion EQ1 Equatorial Mount and Tripod

Due to high demand and global product shortages due to the pandemic, please call for availability.

The Orion EQ1 equatorial mount is an economical equatorial mount, suitable for refractor telescopes up to 80mm, reflector telescopes up to 114mm, and Maksutov-Cassegrain scopes up to 90mm.

Mount accepts Sky-Watcher and Orion standard tube rings, and may fit other brands (rings sold separately). A 1/4 20tpi mounting adapter is also available (sold separately).

This mount can be upgraded to accept a clock drive motor to track the sky.


  • Dual-axis slow motion controls allow for easy movement
  • Light-weight, very portable
  • Adjustable height aluminum tripod

Mount Specifications

  • Mount Type: Equatorial style
  • Polar Finder: not available
  • RA Axis: 360° continuous slow-motion
  • DEC Axis: 20° limited slow-motion
  • Analog setting circles
  • Adjustable-height Aluminum tripod
  • Color: Brown
  • One year warranty

Weights and Dimensions

  • Carrying capacity 3.2kg (7lbs) (not including counterweights)
  • Tripod Weight: 1.5kg (3.3lbs)
  • Mount Weight: 1.5kg (3.3lbs)
  • Counterweight: 2.08kg (4.6lbs)
  • Total Weight: 5.08kg (11.2lbs)
  • Mount Height 25.4cm (10")
  • Tripod Height 65.5-120cm (25.8-47.5")