iOptron MiniTower Pro with2" Stainless Steel tripod

$1,148.00
Article number: 8100
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You’ve seen the MiniTower™… Now you’ve got to go Pro

Bigger! No doubt you’ve heard about the MiniTower™. Well, the MiniTower Pro™ has all the same, great technologies and features – just beefed up! So, you can still mount two scopes on -- but now with more pay load. You can still track objects-- only now the encoder resolution is six times finer. We’ve also added a two-inch stainless-steel tripod that is much taller for easier viewing with large scopes. So, go ahead and step up to the Pro!

Extremely Portable With all the standard components (excluding the tripod) packaged in an alloy metal case, the MiniTower Pro™ can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as an 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 Pro™ is one of the most powerful and accurate GOTO mounts. The standard 8401 hand controller offers the superb navigation experience with an 8 line LCD back-lit display, a 130,000 object database and a USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control. With a typical GOTO accuracy of 1 arc minute and the SmartStar® precision auto-tracking, the MiniTower Pro™ will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eye-piece and keep tracking 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, plus, an additional Losmandy saddle. The MiniTower Pro™ is one of the most user-friendly GOTO mounts available today.

Features

  • Lightweight Altazimuth computerized GOTO mount
  • Dia-cast aluminum body
  • Dual scope setup with two dovetails
  • Payload: 33 lbs. (primary) + 10 lbs (secondary)
  • Metal gear and worm
  • DC servomotor with high precision optical encoder on both axes
  • Resolution: 0.1 Arc Second
  • GOTONOVA® accurate GOTO and auto-tracking
  • 8401 hand controller with USB port for firmware upgrade and computer control
  • The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-characters with backlit
  • Over 120,000 object database with 256 user-defined objects
  • 9-speed motor control
  • Automatic over-current protection and clutch protection for both axes
  • Manual push-to for both axes
  • Built-in precision level indicator
  • 3-Point easy level adjustment
  • Retractable counterweight shaft
  • 2 inch heavy duty stainless steel tripod
  • HBX ports for iOptron auxiliary components
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
  • Comes standard with: counterweight, AC adaptor, USB cable, Losmandy saddle and Hard Case
  • Optional PowerWeightTM battery pack
  • Optional pier/Tri-pier
  • Two year limited warranty
  • Mount AltAzimuth Mount
    Body Materials Die-cast Aluminum
    System GoToNova®
    Payload 33 lbs
    Secondary Payload 10 lbs
    Tracking Controller Automatic
    Tracking Rate celestial, solar, lunar and user defined
    Motor Dual-Axis DC Servo motor with encoders
    Resolution 0.1 arc second
    Gear Aluminum worm wheel/Brass worm gear
    Bearing 4 steel ball bearings
    Slew Speed 1x, 2×,8×,16x, 64×,128x, 256×,512x and MAX(~4º/sec)
    GPS 32-channel GPS
    Hand controller Go2Nova® 8401
    LCD display 8 line, 21 character with LED backlit
    Processor 32bit ARM
    Object in Database Over 120,000
    Level indicator Yes
    Dovetail Saddle Integrated primary and secondary Vixen-style saddles
    8” Losmandy primary saddles
    Counterweight 10 lbs (Included)
    Battery Operation AA x 8 (Not Included)
    AC/DC adapter Included
    Power Consumption 0.2A (Tracking),1A (Slew)
    Power Requirement DC 12V±2V, >1.5A
    Tripod 2" stainless steel tripod
    USB Port Yes (on hand controller)
    Firmware Upgrade Yes
    PC Computer Control Yes (ASCOM)
    Warranty Two Year Limited Warranty
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