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iOptron MiniTower II

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Born out of the popular iOptron Cube™, the MiniTower™ is the ultimate observing solution for people who are searching for a well-performing, yet portable GOTO telescope mount to counter light pollution in their backyards and for travel convenience. Now the 2nd generation has enhanced encoders for tracking, plus an increased payload of 30 lbs. Also included is a rock solid 1.5” alloy/stainless steel tripod, metal worm and gear and two dovetail adaptors. Welcome to the 2nd generation of performance.

Accurate GoTo and Tracking   The MiniTower™ II has the same advanced SmartStar® GoTo technology as the original-- but with enhanced encoders and firmware. The MiniTower™ II hand controller offers a superb navigation experience with an 8 line LCD back-lit display, an over 120,000 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 GoToNova® precision auto-tracking, the MiniTower™ II will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eye-piece and keep tracking for hours.

30 lbs. of Payload   Born out of the popular iOptron Cube™, the MiniTower™ II 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 30 lbs, a rock solid 1.5” alloy/stainless steel tripod, metal worm and gear and two dovetail adaptors-- the MiniTower™ II is capable of handling most OTAs.

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

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.

MiniTower II Features include:

  • Altazimuth computerized GOTO mount based on SmartStar® technology
  • Accurate GoToNova® GOTO and auto-tracking
  • 30 lbs . payload
  • Dual scope setup with two dovetails
  • Built-in retractable counter balance shaft
  • 10 ibs of additional payload on the balance side
  • Dual-axis servomotor with enhanced optical encode for precise GOTO and tracking
  • Resolution: 0.1 arc sec 
  • 8401 controller  w/ USB port and over 120,000 objects in database
  • 8 line 21 character LCD screen with backlit LED
  • 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
  • Internal GPS
  • Heavy duty metal tripod with 1.5/1.25 inch stainless steel tripod legs
  • Hard carrying case
  • Comes standard with: counterweight, AC adaptor, USB cable
  • Two year limited warranty

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