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Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount Review

8 May 2019, 21:18 UTC
Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount Review
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The Orion Sirius mount is many photographer’s first “serious” mount for good reason.
In this Orion Sirius EQ-G mount review, we will take a look at why so many people turn to the Sirius when starting off in astrophotography.
However, we need to keep in mind that this mount was designed for intermediate visual observing and entry-level astrophotography use, and those realms the Orion Sirius is a venerable contender.
Understanding Computerized German Equatorial Mounts:
The Orion Sirius is what we call an entry-level, Computerized German Equatorial Mount, or CGEM for short. A CGEM is a must-have bit of gear and the foundation of any astrophotography rig. Which is why it’s vitally important when first getting into the hobby to realize that the mount is more important than the telescope you plan to put on it.
The reason for this is tracking. In astrophotography, the goal is to lock onto one point in the sky and keep it centered in the frame for the duration of your exposures. Because some exposures can be upwards of 5-10 minutes and longer, having a mount that can consistently hold its position is critical. When a mount loses position and starts ...

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