SCS Astro's answer to capacity and portability

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Ioptron MiniTower.jpgSCS Astro (upper floor exhibit) will be displaying the iOptron MiniTower GoTo Mount and Tripod - the perfect combination of capacity and portability, with a standard payload of just 25lbs and assembly time of less than 10 minutes. It is also equipped with the most advanced SmartStar GoTo technology. 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 easy connection with ASCOM compliant PC planetarium programs.

Available to order at AstroFest for £799 (+£10 shipping and insurance). To browse SCS Astro's catalogue visit their website at 

Further details of the iOptron MiniTower GoTo Mount & Tripod:

Payload - 25lb (8lbs of additional payload on the balancing side)
Contruction - All metal (aluminium ally and stainless steel) heavy duty tripod
Tripod Legs - 1.5"/1.25" stainless steel legs
GPS - Internal GPS
Object Database - 8401 controller with USB port and 130,000 objects in database
GoTo - Accurate SmartStar GoTo and auto-tracking
Internals - Conical bearings, 4 steel ball bearings & metal worm/gears
Protection - Automatic over-current protection and clutch protection for both axes
Typical GoTo Accuracy - 1 Arc Minute
Resolution - 1 Arc Second
Dual Scope Setup - Dual scope setup with two Vixen size dovetail saddle plates
Level Indicator - High accuracy level indicator
Easy Level - 3-point easy level adjustment
Push-To - Manual push-to for both axes
Lots of Standard Accesssories - Counterweight, AC Adapter, USB Cable, DC Adapter cable
with car lighter plug
Tripod Weight - 13lbs
Case Weight 29 lbs (with mount, counterweights & accessories)

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This page contains a single entry by Emily Baldwin published on February 4, 2009 4:12 PM.

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