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Ioptron Cube Pro v. Mini Tower for small refractor

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#1 Renae Gage

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:21 AM

I've seriously downsized my refractor, having sold the NP127 this week. I'm thinking that the DM-6 is overkill for my TV85, and I'm thinking of downsizing to one of the Ioptron products. Which would be more appropriate?

#2 mtlott

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:15 AM

The MiniTower has a beefier tripod than the Cube Pro and has worked pretty well for my 80mm refractor. I don't think I'd want to use any smaller of a mount than the MT.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:12 PM

i just noticed the tripod difference--that makes it easy.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:48 PM

My iOptron Cube Pro is wonderful for my 80mmEd but I did use my point and shoot camera to take picture. Not that easy! Cube Pro gave me so many deep sky objects that I want to see.... nice!
I think Mini Tower is better to handle for bigger or heavier telescope OR add camera!

#5 Al Canarelli

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:08 PM

I found that several dealers will ONLY handle the Mini Tower. I asked two of them why they would not handle anything from Ioptron other than the Mini Tower and both reluctantly told me that they do not consider the others serious mounts. The Mini Tower, as they say, is head and shoulders above everything else.

#6 Dr Benway

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:40 PM

Steve Forbes has just released a wedge for the MT. You can now set it up in EQ mode for extended astrophotography.

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