iOptron 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain w/ MiniTower II

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    IO-8398-2G

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Features

  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Focal Length: 1800mm
  • Included Go-To Alt-Azimuth mount supports the scope well
  • Excellent visual telescope

iOptron 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain w/ MiniTower II

The 6" iOptron Rumak-type Maksutov-Cassegrain is ideal for the serious amateur astronomer who wants apochromatic refractor-type performance at an affordable price. The multicoated optics provides almost similar results as 5-inch apochromatic refractors at a fraction of the cost.

You will be amazed at the photos you take with the MAK 150mm - surprisingly, an f12 that can take phenomenal photos of Saturn's rings and M31! The precision design and engineering of the optics produces images you would not expect in such a light tube.

The MAK 150mm from iOptron is the only MAK of its kind that comes with a dual speed focuser for fine-tuning your images. Also included is an attachable dew shield for better performance in cold temperatures.

So, if you want to see phenomenal images at an affordable price, then you need to get your hands on the MAK 150mm from iOptron!

iOptron Mak 150 Features
  • Rumak Maksutov-Cassegrain optics
  • Aperture: 150mm
  • Focal Length: 1800/ f12
  • Eyepiece holder with compression ring
  • 8X50 Finderscope
  • Twist-lock aluminum dew-shield
  • Dual-speed focuser

 

The iOptron MiniTower II... Combining Capacity and Portability Perfectly
Born out of the popular iOptron Cube, The MiniTower is the ultimate observing solution for people who are searching for a capable and portable GOTO telescope mount to counter light pollution in their backyards and for travel convenience. With a standard payload of 33 lbs, a rock solid 2" stainless steel tripod, metal worm and gear and two dovetail adapters, The MiniTower is capable of handling various optical tube assemblies (OTAs). A 10-lbs counter weight and a secondary dovetail holder are provided for balancing an OTA weights more than 10 lbs, or for a secondary OTA.

25 Pounds of Payload

The iOptron MiniTower is the ultimate observing solution for people who are searching for a capable and portable GoTo telescope mount. A portable alt-az mount like the iOptron Mini Tower allows amateur astronomers to easily escape the light pollution of heavily populated areas, but it is no wimp! With a standard payload of 25 lbs, a rock solid 1.5" alloy/stainless steel tripod, metal worm gears and two dovetail adapters, the iOptron Mini Tower is capable of handling a large percentage of the optical tube assemblies on the market today. Its payload can be even further enhanced by more than 50% with heavy-duty accessories.

Extremely Portable

With all the standard components packaged in an alloy metal case (with the exception of the tripod), the iOptron MiniTower can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as 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 is one of the most powerful and accurate GoTo mounts available. The standard 8401 hand controller offers superb navigation, and comes 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 SmartStar?? precision auto-tracking, MiniTower will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eyepiece and keep tracking on that object 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 iOptron MiniTower is one of the most user-friendly GoTo mounts available today.

iOptron Mini Tower Features...
  • Internal GPS
  • 8401 controller with USB port and 130,000 objects in database
  • Accurate SmartStar GoTo and auto-tracking
  • Conical bearings, 4 steel ball bearings
  • Metal worm/gears
  • Automatic over-current protection
  • Automatic clutch protection for both axes
  • Typical GoTo accuracy: 1 Arc Min. Resolution: 1 Arc Sec.
  • Dual scope setup with two dovetails
  • High accuracy level indicator
  • 3-point easy level adjustment
  • Manual push-to for both Axes
  • Standard counterweight
  • Standard travel case
  • Standard AC adapter
  • Standard USB cable
  • Stand

Additional Information

Aperture152 mm (6")
Case IncludedYes
Dew Shield IncludedYes
Exterior ColorGloss White
Finder Included8 x 50 Optical Finder
Focal Ratiof/12
Hand Controller includedYes
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.3
ManufactureriOptron
Mount TypeAlt Azimuth/ GoTo
Mount Weight6.8 lbs.
Objects in Database130000 objects
Optical CoatingsFully Multi Coated
Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain
OTA Length21 3/4"
OTA Outer Diameter150mm
OTA Weight13.4 lbs.
Power Adapter IncludedAC Wall Adapter
Telescope SeriesiOptron/ Mak Cass
Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Steel Legs
Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • iOptron 6" Rumak-type Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
  • Eyepiece Holder
  • Compression Ring
  • 8X50 Finderscope
  • Dew Shield
  • Dual Speed Focuser
  • MiniTower Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Counterweight
  • Two Dovetail Adapters
  • Travel Case
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • DC Adapter with Car Lighter Plug
  • 8401 Controller
  • Internal GPS
  • Tripod

Questions & Answers

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  • goog morning ser ... Can I monitor the sun ?

    It would be possible to observe the sun with this scope, but only with a front mounted solar filter http://www.optcorp.com/solar-telescopes-ha-filters/white-light-filters-herschel-wedges.html. The diameter of the 150mm Mak tube is ~174mm so the AZ-1016 is