iOptron Mini Tower Pro Mount w/ SmartStar - Discontinued
The iOptron MiniTower Pro
The iOptron MiniTower Pro is the answer you're looking for when it comes to needing a sturdy, portable GoTo mount capable of handling larger loads. The Mini Tower Pro makes good use of its heavier stainless steel alloy 2" leg tripod and can take on payloads up to 33 pounds. What's more, it comes standard with two dovetail adapters - ready to take on most standard telescopes.
Do you need portable? Then say no more. 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.
Equipped with the most advanced SmartStar GoTo technology, the iOptron MiniTower Pro will soon become one of the most sought after, most powerful and most accurate GoTo mounts available. The standard 8401 hand controller offers superb navigation, and comes with an 8-line LCD backƒ???????????lit display, a 130,000 object database and a USB port for easy connection with ASCOM compliant PC planetarium programs. With improved encoder accuracy of 1 arc minute and even more precision autoƒ???????????tracking, MiniTower Pro will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eyepiece and keep tracking on that object for hours.
iOptron MiniTower Pro Features
- Conical bearings, 4 steel ball bearings
- Metal worm/gears
- Automatic overƒ???????????current protection
- Automatic clutch protection for both axes
- High accuracy level indicator
- 3ƒ???????????point easy level adjustment
- Manual pushƒ???????????to for both Axes
- Standard counterweight
- Standard travel case
- Standard AC adapter
- Standard USB cable
- Standard DC adapter cable with car lighter plug
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
The verbiage uses the phrase "Manual push?to for both Axes ", does this mean after alignment it can be moved manually, still knowing where it is, and return to an object without realignment?
Unfortunately, no. iOptron is just differentiating the MiniTower Pro from competing mounts that only allow manual push to operation in one axis or not at all. Any manual operation of the mount will confuse any existing GoTo alignment and would require t
Is this mount suitable for a binocular of larger aperture? Could a binocular be installed on this mount?
Yes you could put binoculars on this mount. You would just need the Orion L-bracket (OR-5052).