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iOptron SmartStar-ER80 (#8502) & SmartStar-GR80 (#8802)

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Features

The Cube™-- AltAzimuth Mount

The SmartStar™ refractor telescope comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. The Cube™. This compact mount design is one of the most functional and flexible units on the market. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dovetail connection. Just select the object you want to see and the mount moves the scope to the object for you!

GoToNova™ Controller

The GoToNova™ hand controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is extremely intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.

GoToNova™ Computerized Database

The revolutionary GoToNova™ computerized control system offers a database of 50,000 celestial objects (The SmartStar-E has 5,000 celestial objects). This includes all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters And, of course, all the planets and their moons are included, too. So now you’ll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button. Just click and see the universe!
 

80mm Refractor Telescope

Introducing our SmartStar™ Refractor 80mm Entry Level telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 80 mm lens is crafted with a fluorite based, low dispersion glass that is ground and polished to exact specifications. The precision design is excellent for viewing bright stars, planets and their moons, as well as for bird watching and other land objects. Two eye pieces come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object.

GPS Module

The SmartStar®-G (#8802) has a built-in 32-channel GPS module which automatically calculates your latitude, longitude, and date/time. This is especially handy for those who like to take their scope on the road. Just turn on the unit and the GPS automatically connects with a satellite.

For the SmartStar®-E (#8502) an optional GPS module can be purchased (part #8411).

USB Computer Connectivity

The SmartStar®-G #8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands the functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades and computer control. With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables you to utilize the CPU, large screen, and disk space of your PC/laptop. With a wide selection of planetarium software (not included), your star gazing experience will never be the same again.
 

The SmartStar®-E #8403 hand controller does not include a USB port. However the #8402 hand controller can be purchased separately to use with the SmartStar®-E.

Other Accessories Included

The SmartStar-G R80 with GPS (#8802) also includes the following accessories:

  • 12V AC Adaptor with cord
  • Controller Cable
  • 45 degree diagonal
  • 1-inch Stainless Steel tripod
  • Tripod Tray
  • USB Cable for connecting to your computer
  • Optional 12V DC Car Plug & Cable (part #8418)

The SmartStar-E R80 (#8502) also includes the following accessories:

  • 12V AC Adaptor with cord
  • Controller Cable
  • 45 degree diagonal
  • 1-inch Stainless Steel tripod
  • Tripod Tray
  • Optional GPS Module (part #8411)
  • Optional 12V DC Car Plug & Cable (part #8418)

 

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Specs

Feature

SmartStar™ E R80
(#8502)

SmartStar™ G R80 with GPS
(#8802)

Optical Design Apochromat Refractor Apochromat Refractor
Clear Aperture 80mm 80mm
Focal Length Focal Ratio 400mm f/5 400mm f/5
Resolution 1.4” 1.4”
Magnitude Limit 11.3th Magnitude 11.3th Magnitude

Eye Pieces

K10 and K20

K10 and K20

Conversion Lens

3x Barlow

3x Barlow

Mount

Alt-Azimuth

Alt-Azimuth

Motor

Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC12V

Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC12V

Speed

Dual-Axis, 5-Gear, Electronic (2x, 16x, 64x, 256x, and MAX)

Dual-Axis, 9-Gear, Electronic (1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, 256x, 512x, and MAX)

32 Channel GPS

Not Included
(optional #8411 module available)

Included

USB Port

NA

Included

GoTo System

#8403 GoToNOVA™
5,000+ object database

#8402 GoToNOVA™
50,000+ object database

Tracking Automatic Automatic

Tripod

Stainless Steel (Weight 5.5lbs)

Stainless Steel (Weight 5.5lbs)

Battery

AA x 8 (Not Included)

AA x 8 (Not Included)

Weight: Mount (Including Controller)

4.0 lbs

4.0 lbs

Weight of Telescope Tube

2.2lbs

2.2lbs

Total Weight 12 lbs 12 lbs
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Instructions

Attach mount to tripod

Attach mount to tripod using the long bolt (#7). Slide tray on bottom of shaft. Then screw on round black knob (#9).

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