Hot Product 2009: iOptron Mini Tower


6-X Gill Street, Woburn, MA 01801


iOptron has responded to consumer requests for a heavy-duty version of its groundbreaking Cube alt-azimuth mount (a Hot Product pick for 2008). The Mini-Tower ($799) wraps a 25-pound capacity and very accurate Go To performance into a compact mount that’s exceptionally easy to set up and use. It’s sold as a package noteworthy for its completeness, since it includes a tripod, multiple power options, adapters for mounting scopes on both sides of the altitude axis, counterweight, and hard-sided carrying case.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.