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MiniTower Versa Package 
# 8388

The MiniTower plus Versa 108mm ED Package -- only $1788!
A savings of $349!

Also includes a complimentary dovetail plate, diagonal, and eyepiece (a $100 value).




 

The MiniTowerTM is the perfect combination of capacity and portability.

25 lbs. of Payload   Born out of the popular iOptron CubeTM, MiniTowerTM 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 25 lbs, a rock solid 1.5”alloy/stainless steel tripod, metal worm and gear and two dovetail adaptors-- The MiniTowerTM is capable of handling most OTAs. 

Extremely Portable   With all the standard components (excluding the tripod) packaged in an alloy metal case, MiniTowerTM 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 SmartStarÒ GoTo technology, MiniTowerTM 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 SmartStarÒ precision auto-tracking, MiniTowerTM will consistently bring the celestial object of your choice to the center of the eye-piece and keep tracking for hours. 

 

The VersaTM 108mm ED

Enhanced by the world's most advanced optical design and cutting-edge optical processing, this double air-spaced 108mm Apochromatic doublet refractor offers a versatile platform that delivers exceptional performance for both visual observing and astrophotography.  With outstanding color correction and crisp imaging you'll be able to view beautiful images through your eyepiece, CCD camera, or DSLR camera.

 

MiniTower Versa Package 
# 8388

    MiniTower

  • 25 lb Payload
  • 8 lbs of additional payload on the balancing side
  • All metal (aluminum alloy and stainless steel ) heavy duty tripod
  • 1.5”/1.25” stainless steel legs
  • Internal GPS
  • 8401 controller with USB port and 130,000 objects in database
  • Accurate SmartStarÒ GoTo and auto-tracking
  • Conical bearings, 4 steel ball bearings
  • Metal worm/gears
  • Automatic over-current protection
  • Automatic clutch protection for both axes
  • Typical GoTo accuracy: 1 Arc Min.
  • Resolution: 1 Arc Sec.
  • Dual scope setup with two dovetails
  • 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 adaptor cable with car lighter plug
  • Tripod weight: 13 lbs.
  • Case weight (with mount, counterweights, & accessories): 29 lbs.
  • Versa 108mm

    Aperture

    108mm

    Focal Length

    648mm

    Ratio

    F6

    Lens Type

    2 elements Air-spaced
    ED S-FPL51+S-NBM51 glass

    Focuser

    2 ", 360° Rotatable 1:11 Crayford dual speed focuser

    Tube Length

    535 mm (Fully Retractable)

    Tube Weight

    10 lbs.

    Accessories Included

    114 Tube ring + 1.25" Adapter brass compressing ring

    Packaging

    High quality aluminum case

    Case Dimensions

    30” x 8.9” x 9”

    Gross Weight

    23.1 lbs

 

MiniTower Versa Package 
# 8388
 

MiniTower Versa Package 
# 8388
 

MiniTower Versa Package 
# 8388
  Dovetail Plate 115mm
  Tripod-2 inch for MiniTower