iOptron Mini Tower Pro Mount w/ SmartStar

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iOptron Mini Tower Pro Mount w/ SmartStar
Item # IO-8100
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  • The iOptron MiniTower Pro is a light-weight, portable atl-azimuth mount capable of supporting up to 33 pounds!
  • Equipped with two dovetail adapters, metal worm gears with typical 1 arc minute accuracy, a heavier tripod with 2" stainless steel alloy legs, and internal GPS.
  • With the iOptron MiniTower Pro, you can go to 130,000 objects with the SmartStar hand controller and USB port allows you to easily connect to a wide variety of planetarium programs.
  • Advanced encoder system offers 600% greater resolution and improved tracking performance.


The iOptron MiniTower Pro

The all new iOptron MiniTower Pro has all the GOTO technology and portablity as the MiniTower. Plus, it offers six times greater encoder resolution for enhanced tracking performance. It also includes a beefier 2-inch tripod and a heavier payload of 33 pounds.

The iOptron MiniTower Pro is the answer you're looking for when it comes to needing a sturdy, portable GoTo mount capable of handling larger loads. The Mini Tower Pro makes good use of its heavier stainless steel alloy 2" leg tripod and can take on payloads up to 33 pounds. What's more, it comes standard with two dovetail adapters - ready to take on most standard telescopes.

Do you need portable? Then say no more. With all the standard components packaged in an alloy metal case (with the exception of the tripod), the iOptron MiniTower can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as 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.

Equipped with the most advanced SmartStar GoTo technology, the iOptron MiniTower Pro will soon become one of the most sought after, most powerful and most accurate GoTo mounts available. The standard 8401 hand controller offers superb navigation, and comes 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. With improved encoder accuracy of 1 arc minute and even more precision auto‐tracking, MiniTower Pro will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eyepiece and keep tracking on that object for hours.

iOptron MiniTower Pro 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, the iOptron MiniTower Pro is one of the most user‐friendly GoTo mounts you'll ever encounter! Just check out some of the great feature inside...
  • Conical bearings, 4 steel ball 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
  • Standard counterweight
  • Standard travel case
  • Standard AC adapter
  • Standard USB cable
  • Standard DC adapter cable with car lighter plug
iOptron Product Number: 8100
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU IO-8100
Head Design Alt-Azimuth
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Electronics Included Computerized - GoTo
Manufacturer iOptron
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included iOptron GoTo Nova
# of Counterweights Included 0
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database 133,000
Saddle Width V Series
Weight Capacity 33 lbs.
Leg Length Not supplied by manufacturer
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Material Steel
Power Supply Included None - Requires AA Batteries
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth
Latitude Range Not supplied by manufacturer
Weight of Tripod/Monopod Not supplied by manufacturer
Weight of Head Not supplied by manufacturer
Included Items

Included Items

  • iOptron MiniTower Pro Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Counterweight
  • Two Dovetail Adapters
  • Travel Case
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • DC Adapter with Car Lighter Plug
  • 8401 Controller
  • Internal GPS
  • Tripod
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is this mount suitable for a binocular of larger aperture? Could a binocular be installed on this mount?
The verbiage uses the phrase "Manual push‐to for both Axes ", does this mean after alignment it can be moved manually, still knowing where it is, and return to an object without realignment?
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