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/ iOptron MiniTower Mini Review.
iOptron MiniTower Mini Review.
March 10, 2009 8:42 PM
Thanks for answering the questions! One more though, is there a list of the SAO stars included then one seems that you could run it for doubles or is it the same or similar to the Nexstar list?
March 11, 2009 12:25 PM
The Timken bearing upgrade sounds interesting. Where can I found out more about this?
Rob ... my avatar pic is me ... on a good day!
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March 11, 2009 9:33 PM
nhrob: goto telescopeman54's website they list what they do for the upgrade to the bearings.
March 11, 2009 11:35 PM
The SAO list is just that. It's all numbers. The same for the Double Star List. It is also SAO number. Unfortunately, you need to look up the SAO number of the star that you wish to observe, THEN go find it in the list!
We hope that in the future a database will be offered that uses common names, instead.
As Lenardo suggested, check out our web site for the details. If you need more information contact me directly.
March 19, 2009 12:00 PM
How is the MiniTower powered? I can't seem to find that info anywhere.
March 19, 2009 1:08 PM
The Mini Tower holds 8 AA batteries and operates for a whole evening (maybe). It also comes with the AC adapter for plugging into a 110V a/c outlet and a cigarette lighter type adapter to plug into the car if the car is close to where you set up. Everything fits into the carrying case supplied with the unit. I just got my MiniTower last week and it is very accurate, easy to use and a lot of fun for the whole family. Regards, Jim
March 19, 2009 2:28 PM
I did about 3 nights powered by a new set of batteries, a few gotos then tracking, the batteries might last for total of 15-18 hrs. However, I did surf all the sky one night when a new set of batteries only last about 2 some hours. I guess tracking does not consume a lot of power while goto does.
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