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iOptron MiniTower PRO GoTo Telescope Altazimuth Mount

Item# IOPT019
 
4.5

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Another breakthrough from iOptron

  • All new MiniTower PRO mount
  • Larger tripod
  • More weight capacity
  • GPS enabled
  • GoTo enabled
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Description

You’ve seen the iOptron MiniTower… Now you’ve got to go Pro.

Bigger!   No doubt you’ve heard about the iOptron MiniTower telescope mount. Well, the iOptron MiniTower Pro has all the same, great technologies and features – just beefed up! So, you can still mount two scopes on -- but now with more pay load. You can still track objects-- only now the encoder resolution is six times finer. We’ve also added a two-inch stainless-steel tripod that is much taller for easier viewing with large scopes. So, go ahead and step up to the Pro!


 
Extremely Portable   With all the standard components (excluding the tripod) packaged in an alloy metal case, the MiniTower ProTM can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as an airline luggage. The whole system takes only 10 minutes to assemble. This unlimited portability, combined with the internal GPS, gives amateur astronomers extreme flexibility in selecting an observing location.  


 
Accurate GOTO and Tracking   Equipped with the most advanced SmartStar® GOTO technology, MiniTower ProTM is one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts. The standard 8401 hand controller offers the superb navigation experience with an 8 line LCD back-lit display, a 130,000 object database and a USB port for easy connection with ASCOM compliant PC planetarium programs. With a typical GOTO accuracy of 1 arc minute and the SmartStar® precision auto-tracking, the MiniTower ProTM will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eye-piece and keep tracking for hours.


 
Additional Unique Features    Powered with other features such as automatic over-current protection, automatic clutch protection for both axes, easy 3-point level adjustment, dual scope setup with two dovetails and much more, the MiniTower ProTM is one of the most user-friendly GOTO mounts available today. 

 

  • Payload: 33 lbs. and 10 lbs.
  • Dual Scope setup with two dovetails
  • 2 inch heavy-duty stainless steel tripod legs
  • Tripod height with mount: 66 inches
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS
  • 8401 Controller  w/ USB port & 130,000 objects in Database
  • High accuracy encoder
  • Typical GOTO accuracy: 1 Arc Minute
  • Resolution: 0.1 Arc Second
  • High precision bearings
  • Metal worm/gears
  • Automatic over-current protection
  • Automatic clutch protection for both axes
  • High accuracy level indicator
  • 3-Point easy level adjustment
  • Manual push-to for both axes
  • Comes standard with: counterweight, AC adaptor, 12V DC car plug adaptor, USB cable, & hard case
  • Mount Dual AltAz Mount
  • OTA Connection Dovetail
  • Motor Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12V
  • Motor Speed Dual-Axis,9-gear,Electric (1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,Max)
  • GOTO Controller GOTONovaTM
  • GPS 32-Channel, Standard
  • Database 130,000 Objects
  • Payload 30 lbs. and 10 lbs.
  • USB Port Yes
  • Protocol ASCOM
  • Firmware Upgrade Yes
  • PC Computer Control Yes
  • Tripod 2 inch Stainless Steel
  • Battery AA x 8(not included)
  • Case Weight 10.56 lbs

 

Supplier Sku:
8100
Shipping Restrictions:
Only ships in contiguous USA.

Dimensions & Specifications

Type

Alt-Azimuth Mounts

Brand

iOptron

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iOptron MiniTower PRO GoTo Telescope Altazimuth Mount
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

iOptron MiniTower PRO

By Doug

from Great Falls, MT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about iOptron MiniTower PRO GoTo Telescope Altazimuth Mount:

    Following the location of the sun & synchronizing the tracking feature, it easily located Venus about 45 degrees distant across the sky. I was surprissed to learn that the mount would not automatically track Venus without resynching on the object.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Second Review - Now Five Stars!

    By Ann Arbor Astro

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight
    • Smooth Movement

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about iOptron MiniTower PRO GoTo Telescope Altazimuth Mount:

      I wrote a review shortly after receiving this mount. I'm writing this review since I have now had many opportunities to use this mount. Very accurate pointing - can even set it in a "zero" position - no alignment stars, and it is still quite accurate. I have had contacts with customer service at iOptron, as well and their level of customer service is outstanding. Quick, complete, and expert replies. I have also learned that there will be a pier extension coming out soon, so that would resolve any issue with your scope hitting the tripod when pointed at the zenith. All in all, I am extremely pleased with this product.

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      • No

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