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25-04-2012, 07:56 AM
Just been looking for some Ioptron Gear namely the Mini Tower Pro GPS.
Who are Australian Telescopes,they say warehouses in Brisbane Sydney etc, 100 % Aust Owned etc, you guys have heard all that before,does any one know?
I thought maybe a re incarnation of York Optical maybe.
25-04-2012, 12:53 PM
Try here: http://www.myastroshop.com.au/products/goto.asp
I've been very happy with their service.
25-04-2012, 05:55 PM
I second what Chris said. Bought my MT-pro from MyAstroShop and no worries at all with service (and the mount works great!)
25-04-2012, 06:30 PM
Thank you,I was planning to swing skywatcher Ed 120 on it, what do you think ?
25-04-2012, 08:32 PM
I suggest you speak with others who have the Skywatcher ED 120.
A quick look suggests that the ED 120, at close to 14.5kg, would be near the top end of the carrying capacity of the Ioptron Mini Tower Pro, listed at 15kg.
If you are planning on AP you need to factor in the weight of your imaging gear as well.
My very limited experience would be that the supplied tripod might be found wanting.
I reckon other users might suggest a larger mount.
25-04-2012, 08:35 PM
Extravision in Brisbane does iOptron. I have brought from them in the past, lots actually. I have always found them great to deal with, particularly for after sales service. Their websites says dealers only, but you can buy from them.
26-04-2012, 07:17 AM
Thanks Peter and Chris the skywatcher black diamond Ed 120 refactor I should of given full details the OTA is around 6kgs max,probably the 14.5kg Chris would be the total shipping weight,it does come with that beaut metal case . I was only concerned about the 900 mm focal length. Sometimes an issue with the portable alt az gotos but not with this one from what I can see.
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