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iOptron MiniTower Pro Dual AltAz Telescope Mount

B&H # IO8100 Mfr # 8100
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You Pay: $1,056.30

The iOptron MiniTower Pro Dual AltAz Telescope Mount enables you to mount 2 scopes with more pay load and track objects with its 6 times finer encoder resolution. It also features a 2” stainless-steel tripod for easier viewing with large scopes.

With all components (excluding the tripod) packaged in an alloy metal case, the MiniTower Pro telescope mount can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as an airline luggage. It combines portability with an internal GPS to give amateur astronomers flexibility in selecting an observing location. This mount is equipped with the SmartStar GoTo technology, which makes it powerful and accurate. With a typical GoTo accuracy of 1 arc minute and the SmartStar precision auto-tracking, it consistently brings the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eye-piece and keeps tracking for hours. It features a USB cable, which allows you to download firmware and database upgrades as well as to control your telescope via a computer.

Being powered with other features such as automatic over-current protection, automatic clutch protection for axes, easy 3-point level adjustment, dual scope setup with 2 dovetails and much more, the MiniTower Pro is a user-friendly GoTo mount. It also features a 120mm long heavy duty dovetail plate. With the car re-charger and cable, you can connect this mount to the car cigarette lighter output with ease.

The MiniTower Pro features the standard GoToNova 8401 hand controller, which boasts iOptron’s GoToNova computerized control. With a database of over 130,000 celestial objects and 128 user-defined objects, this controller enables you to search the skies with ease. Using the easy-to-use 8401 Hand Controller and its large 8-line LCD screen, you can easily set up the telescope and select where you want to go with its user-friendly interface. This controller also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder for as long as you wish. It also makes alignment quick and simple, and even comes standard with GPS. This hand controller also includes a USB port for connection with a computer for firmware upgrade or use with planetarium software. The GoToNova controller features a 6P4C controller cable that connects it to the MiniTower Pro mount.

The MiniTower Pro also comes with a 1.25” eyepiece set comprising of a 10 and 25mm PL eyepiece. It also includes a 1.25A AC adapter that is suitable for all iOptron computerized telescope systems.
 

MiniTower Pro

Supports a payload of 33 lb (14.9kg) and 10 lb (4.5kg)
Dual scope setup with 2 dovetails
Built-in 32-channel GPS
High-accuracy encoder
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

GoToNova Controller 8401

130,000 object database with 256 user-defined objects
8-line large screen LCD
User-friendly interface
USB port for firmware upgrades and computer interactivity (such as planetarium software)

Tripod

Fits the MiniTower, MiniTower II, and MiniTower Pro
Features 2" stainless steel legs

Dovetail Plate

Fits all iOptron mounts
Solid construction
Mount
Mount Dual AltAz mount
Connection Dovetail
Motor Dual-axis DC servomotor, 12 VDC
Speed Dual-axis DC servomotor, 12 VDC
GPS 32-channel, standard
Database Management 32-channel, standard
Protocol ASCOM
BATTERY 8 x AA (not included)
Accuracy 1 arc minute
Resolution 0.1 arc second
Payload 33.0 lb (14.9 kg) and 10.0 lb (4.5 kg)
Large Case Weight 10.56 lb (4.78 kg)
Controller
Hand Controller GoToNova
Database Management 130,000 objects
LCD 8-line, 21 character, red light backlit
Tripod
Leg Construction Stainless steel 2.0" (50.8 mm)
Height 66" (167.64 cm) with mount
Mounting Options
Dovetail Plate Holes 3 x 1/4"-20 threaded, 2 x 4.8 mm inside thru holes, 2 x 4.5 mm outside thru holes
Dimensions (L x W) 4.72 x 1.75" (120.00 x 44.45 mm)
iOptron MiniTower Pro Dual AltAz Telescope Mount
  • GoToNova 8401 Controller with USB Port
  • Counterweight
  • 1.25 A AC Adapter
  • 12 VDC Car Plug Adapter with 25' Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hard Case
  • Dovetail Plate
  • Eyepiece Set
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Batteries & Power Supply

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    Required item: Powered by AA batteries.

    General Brand -  AA 1.5V Alkaline Battery (2 Pack)
    • You Pay: $0.59
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
     
    Watson -  8-Bay Rapid Charger Kit with AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh, 8-Pack)
    • You Pay: $54.95
     

    Power Supplies

    iOptron -  AC Adapter (1.25A)
    • You Pay: $22.00
    Usually ships in 3-7 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 3-7 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
     
    iOptron -  12V Car Re-Charger with 25' Cable
    • You Pay: $15.00
     
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