What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

iOptron MiniTower II Alt-Azimuth Mount

B&H # IO83002G MFR # 8300-2G
Usually ships in 2-3 business days

Availability Details

This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 2-3 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR.
PayPal Orders
PayPal orders will be charged when the order is placed.
International Orders
International orders will be charged when the order is placed.

Free Standard Shipping
Not eligible for free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $899.00

The iOptron MiniTower II Alt-Azimuth Mount is a portable GoTo telescope mount with the SmartStar GoTo technology, enhanced encoders for tracking, and an increased payload of 30 lb. This mount comes with a 1.5” alloy / stainless steel tripod, metal worm and gear, and 2 dovetail adapters, which makes the MiniTower II Mount capable of handling most OTAs (Optical Tube Assemblies). A 10 lb (4.53kg) counterweight is also provided for balancing OTA weights of more than 10 lb (4.53kg). A secondary OTA can also be attached to the included secondary dovetail saddle.

The included GoToNova 8401 Hand Controller allows for superior navigation experience with an 8-line LCD back-lit display, an object database over 1,20,000 objects, and a USB port for easy connection with ASCOM-compliant PC planetarium programs. With a typical GoTo accuracy of 1 arcminute, GoToNova precision auto-tracking, and internal GPS, the MiniTower II Mount brings the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eyepiece and will keep tracking it for hours.

The mount, with all the standard components (excluding the tripod), comes as a package in an alloy metal case. The MiniTower II Mount can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as an airline luggage. The whole system takes about 10 minutes to assemble. This portability, combined with the internal GPS, gives amateur astronomers a considerable level of flexibility in selecting an observing location.

The mount comes with other features such as automatic over-current protection, automatic clutch protection for both axes, easy 3-point level adjustment, anti-cord wrapping, and dual scope setup with 2 dovetails. All these features make the MiniTowerII a user-friendly GoTo mount.


Note! 8 x AA batteries sold separately. Please refer to the iOptron website for ASCOM firmware and the latest version of hand controller firmware upgrades.

Alt-azimuth computerized GoTo mount based on SmartStar technology
Accurate GoToNova, GoTo, and auto-tracking
Payload of 30 lb (13.6kg) included
Dual scope setup with 2 dovetails
Built-in retractable counterbalance shaft
10 lb (4.53kg) of additional payload on the balance side
Dual-axis servo motors with enhanced optical encode for precise GoTo and tracking
Resolution of 0.1 arcseconds
8401 Hand Controller with USB port and over 120,000 objects in the database
8-Line 21-character LCD with backlit LED screen
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
High accuracy level indicator
Firmware upgrade
Computer control
Mount Alt-azimuth
Material Body: Die-cast aluminum
Connection OTA: Dovetail
Motor 12 V Dual-Axis DC servomotor with optical encoders, 9-gear, (1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, Maximum)
Gear Aluminum worm wheel / brass worm
Bearings 4 high-precision bearings
GPS 32 channels
GoTo System GoToNova, GoTo, and auto-tracking
Resolution 0.1 arcseconds
Auto Tracking Yes
Battery 8 x AA (sold separately)
Power Requirement 12 VDC ±2 V, >1.5 A
Onboard Celestial Object Database 130,000 objects
Payload Capacity 30.0 lb (13.6 kg)
Counterweight 10.00 lb (4.53 kg)
USB Port Yes
Protocol ASCOM
Tripod 1.50" (3.81 cm), stainless steel legs
Weight 48.0 lb (21.7 kg) with tripod
iOptron MiniTower II Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • GoToNova 8401 Hand Controller
  • 1.5" (3.81 cm) Tripod with Leveling Screws
  • 10lb (4.53 kg) Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft (Retractable)
  • Secondary Dovetail
  • 100 to 240VAC Adapter
  • 12VDC Adapter Cable with Car Lighter Plug
  • Controller Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hard Travel Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Batteries & Power Supply

    Show more >

    Required item: Powered by AA batteries.

    Varta -  High-Energy 1.5V AA LR6 Alkaline Battery (2-Pack)
    • You Pay: $1.59
    Watson -  8-Bay Rapid Charger Kit with AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh, 8-Pack)
    • You Pay: $58.50

    Power Supplies

    Show more >
    iOptron -  12V Car Re-Charger with 25' Cable
    • You Pay: $15.00
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.