iOptron MiniTower II GoTo Mount w/ SmartStar

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iOptron MiniTower II GoTo Mount w/ SmartStar
Item # IO-8300-2G
  • This iOptron MiniTower II Mount is an extremely portable GoTo telescope mount with a weight capacity of 30 pounds.
  • You can go to 130,000 objects with the SmartStar hand controller, and the easy-to-use controller has a USB port that allows you to easily connect to a wide variety of planetarium programs on the market today!
  • The iOptron MiniTower II Mount comes with a heavy duty metal tripod, internal GPS, two dovetail adapters, hard carrying case, AC adapter, USB cable, and much more.
  • Two Year Limited Warranty.


The MiniTower II ...The next generation MiniTower

Accurate GoTo and Tracking The MiniTower II has the same advanced SmartStar GoTo technology as the original-- but with enhanced encoders and firmware. The MiniTower II hand controller offers a superb navigation experience with an 8 line LCD back-lit display, an over 120,000 object database and a USB port for easy connection with ASCOM compliant PC planetarium programs. With a typical GoTo accuracy of 1 arc minute and the GoToNova precision auto-tracking, the MiniTower II will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eye-piece and keep tracking for hours.

30 lbs. of Payload Born out of the popular iOptron Cube, the MiniTower II is the ultimate observing solution for people who are searching for a capable and portable GoTo telescope mount to counter light pollution in their backyards and for travel convenience. With a standard payload of 30 lbs, a rock solid 1.5 alloy/stainless steel tripod, metal worm and gear and two dovetail adaptors-- the MiniTower II is capable of handling most OTAs.

Extremely Portable With all the standard components (excluding the tripod) packaged in an alloy metal case, the MiniTower II can easily be carried around in a car trunk or as an airline luggage. The whole system takes about 10 minutes to assemble. This unlimited portability, combined with the internal GPS, gives amateur astronomers extreme flexibility in selecting an observing location.

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 and much more.

iOptron MiniTower II Features...

  • Altazimuth computerized GOTO mount based on SmartStar technology
  • Accurate GoToNova GOTO and auto-tracking
  • 30 lb. payload
  • Dual scope setup with two dovetails
  • Built-in retractable counter balance shaft
  • 10 lbs of additional payload on the balance side
  • Dual-axis servomotor with enhanced optical encode for precise GOTO and tracking
  • Resolution: 0.1 arc sec
  • 8401 controller w/ USB port and over 120,000 objects in the database
  • 8 line 21 character LCD screen with backlit LED
  • 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
  • Heavy duty metal tripod with 1.5"/ 1.25" stainless steel tripod legs
  • Hard carrying case
  • Comes standard with counterweight, AC adapter, USB cable
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

iOptron Product Number: 8300-2G
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU IO-8300-2G
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 1
Objects in Database 120,000 objects
Weight Capacity 30 lbs.
Material Steel
Power Supply Included AC Wall Adapter
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Read the online reviews b4 buying!
Goto seems ver accurate. Very convenient to set up.

1. A lot of play (slop) in declination. Makes focusing very difficult!
2. Darn declination (altitude) clutch impossible to disengage and scope still slips in declination.
3. Goto should really have tonights best and objects below horizon displayed differently.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by jburkemail / (Posted on 3/19/2014)
Included Items

Included Items

  • iOptron MiniTower II GoTo Mount w/ SmartStar
  • Tripod
  • Carry Case
  • Adapters
  • Internal GPS
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
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