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Doug76
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iOptron Mini Tower
      #2567193 - 08/07/08 09:24 PM

In stock, and ready to ship, according to Great Red Spot.

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Tom TrusockAdministrator



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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Doug76]
      #2567401 - 08/07/08 10:52 PM

Cool. I hope to get my hands on one very soon.

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Doug76
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Tom Trusock]
      #2567478 - 08/07/08 11:25 PM

Yes, I will be tuning in for that!

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J_D_Metzger
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Doug76]
      #2567544 - 08/07/08 11:53 PM

I was hoping that Steve Forbes would receive his today and post a report...I guess maybe it didn't arrive.

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David L
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: J_D_Metzger]
      #2567718 - 08/08/08 02:42 AM

Capacity is said to be 25 pounds, but I was told the Antares 1527 6" refractor is too heavy for a mini-tower. Is there a reasonably priced tracking and goto mount for such a scope, whether it be altaz or equatorial?

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Nick Lloyd
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: David L]
      #2567755 - 08/08/08 04:29 AM

pm sent

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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Nick Lloyd]
      #2568006 - 08/08/08 09:22 AM

JD. I have mine sitting here next to me.

Steve

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Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2568897 - 08/08/08 04:47 PM Attachment (542 downloads)

First pictures.


Steve

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2568899 - 08/08/08 04:48 PM Attachment (446 downloads)

Someone had asked for a picture of the bottom of the unit.

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2568903 - 08/08/08 04:50 PM Attachment (515 downloads)

My 4" f/15 mount on the Mini Tower.

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2568918 - 08/08/08 04:58 PM Attachment (456 downloads)

With my 150mm MAK.

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2568975 - 08/08/08 05:28 PM

Hi Steve,

If the mount tracks smoothly and tripod vibrations settle quickly with that purple yard cannon on it, then I for one am convinced.

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Doug76
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: J_D_Metzger]
      #2569309 - 08/08/08 08:24 PM

As I would be also.
Doug

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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Doug76]
      #2569669 - 08/09/08 12:36 AM

Well, if SOMEONE could make these storm clouds go away I could give you better information!! I'm SOOOOOOOO sick of this weather! (DARN! I wish I was back in Iraq where it was warm and SUNNY!!)

Steve

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2569728 - 08/09/08 01:09 AM Attachment (341 downloads)

The Mini whipped that purple yard cannon around with no effort. However, I will NOT be crazy enough to even THINK about mounting my 6" f/15 on it!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Steve

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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chboss
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower new [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2570262 - 08/09/08 11:55 AM

Ahh here is the newer thread...

I will now keep an eye on this one for further reports.

I hope the weather improves soon in your area.

regards Chris


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SteveC
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2570294 - 08/09/08 12:17 PM

Hi Steve,

Good luck and have some fun.

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SteveC


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Nick Lloyd
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower [Re: SteveC]
      #2570352 - 08/09/08 01:00 PM

Can you slew "manually" like the Discmount? Or are you at the mercy of the coffee-grinder slew-motors like the Nexstar mount?

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Telescopeman54
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Re: iOptron Mini Tower [Re: Nick Lloyd]
      #2570667 - 08/09/08 04:36 PM

It appears that we may very well have a clear night!! YIPPEEEEEE!!!! I'm hoping and crossing my fingers!! (Please, please, PULLLLEEEEEZE let it be clear!!!))

Chris and SteveC:

Thank you.

Nick:

Yes, you CAN move it manually, HOWEVER, you will NOT maintain any alignment. Also, this thing is very quiet and does NOT sound like it will be dropping a pound of French Raost into a bag at any time. LOL

I'm going to start setting up. Here's HOPING!!

CS

Steve

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Stephen Forbes - President
Trapezium Telescopes & Services, LLC
10013 Calle de Palencia
Navarre, FL 32566
1.850.736.3559 (Cell)
Web: http://TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Email: Stephen.Forbes@TrapeziumTelescopes.com
Phone:1.850.736.3559

A whole bunch of stuff mostly mounted on a Mini Tower Super Charger.


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Re: iOptron Mini Tower [Re: Telescopeman54]
      #2571916 - 08/10/08 11:21 AM

I'm a little south of you in MA and last night was a pretty great night down here! Especially after 1am or so. Got four and a half much needed hours of observing in myself!

Sooooooooo..... what's the deal? I've got a MiniTower sitting in my shopping cart on Ioptron's website and an itchy trigger finger! Did you get to give it a work out? I'll even make the coffee for ya this morning if it helps.

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-Brian

xt10i w/ MoonLite CR2
Full set of ES82's and a decent set of plossls
Oberwork 15X70, Coronado 10x25 Solar, Orion 7x50.


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