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MiniTowerŪ G GOTO Mountings

MiniTowerŪ GOTO Mountings
Sturdy, Portable Alt-Azimuth Mounting

The MiniTowerŪ GOTO Mounting has many outstanding features. It runs Alt-Azimuth and is sturdy and very portable. On this mounting, an internal 32 channel GPS system is standard. The controller database contains 130,000 objects plus has room for 256 user defined objects. The controller also has the largest LCD screen on the market. It has 8 rows of data up to 21 columns long and backlit LED buttons.

The MiniTowerŪ has a 9-speed control (1X, 2X, 8X, 16X, 64X, 128X, 256X, 512X, and a Max slew) in all directions. The mounting runs using either 8 AA batteries, the AC adapter, or the 12VDC Car adapter which are included as the standard equipment. Batteries are not included.

This mounting has a payload of 25 pounds plus 8 pounds on the balance side. This allows a second telescope or other equipment to be mounted on the second side as shown below.

It has a 1.5" Stainless Steel tripod. It will handle a large variety of small to medium telescopes. The telescopes are easily mounting through the industry standard dove-tail mounting bracket. A 1.5kg counter weight is included for balance. For portability a handy carry case in included as shown in the photo below.

In addition to the hand controller, you may control the telescope with your computer using any ASCOM compatible software. The USB cable between the telescope and the computer is standard equipment. This attaches to your computer for upgrades or ASCOM control. The The Guide 8 software for computer control is available as an option.

The MiniTowerŪ G Series is sturdy but highly portable. Everything fits into the standard carry case.

Summary of the MiniTowerŪ Mounting Specifications
Mount type Sturdy, Portable Alt-Azimuth
Object Database 130,000 plus 256 User Defined
GPS Standard equipment internal 32 channel
Payload Capacity 25 Pounds + 8 on balance
Tripod 1.5 Inch Stainless Steel
Power Adapter AC and DC Adapters Standard or 8 AA Batteries
Useful Standard Accessories DC Car Adapter, 1.5kg Counterweight, USB Cable
Computer Control and Updates Optional ASCOM software and USB Cable

Mounts for Two Telescopes Carry Case for MiniTowerŪ
Price (includes all described accessories): $798.95.
Contact information:
1-888-OWL-WARE (1-888-695-9273)
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(Wednesdays we close at 4 PM)
OWL Services, 5950 Keystone Drive, Bath, PA, 18014

Last Updated August 15, 2008