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iOptron SmartStar-A-R80 Blue 80mm Refractor OTA, Altazimuth/German Equatorial Dual "Cube" Mount, #8402 GoToNova, Internal GPS, & Tripod

SKU: ATISAR80 MFR: 8602
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About the iOptron SmartStar-A-R80

Astro Blue GPS Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial Dual Mount "The Cube"...

The SmartStar-A comes with the patented Dual Mount: Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial,...The Cube. This compact mount design is probably the most functional and flexible unit on the market

Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using dove-tail connections. The mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial

Also, there are no "dead spots" so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon

This mount also comes standard with AC connection. An optional DC adaptor is available so you can plug your telescope motor into your car if you're camping or at any remote location

OTA's with dovetail connection & a weight limit of less than 11 lbs.(including finder scope & camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-A GPS AltAzi-EQ Dual Mount

(If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach OTA using mounting rings & dovetail made by the OTA manufacturer)

The most easy to understand controller on the market
The GoToNova Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can easily set up your tele scope & select where you want to go

More precise speed control for viewing objects
The system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish

USB Port
The 8402 hand controller comes with a USB port that tremendously expands functionalities of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. It supports firmware upgrades & computer control

With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software, enabling you to utilize the CPU, large screen, & disk space of your PC/laptop. With a wide selection of software, your star gazing experience will never be the same again

Simply a better tripod
Made of 1" heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, & gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely. With an all-metal support system your valuable telescope will keep still even on a windy night

GoToNova Computerized Control System
The revolutionary GoToNova computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated tracking system available on the market today With a database of 80,000 celestial objects, including all of the most famous galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, not to mention the planets, you'll be able to enjoy star gazing at the push of a button.

iOptron SmartStar-A-R80 Includes

  • SmartStar-A Altazimuth/German Equatorial Dual "Cube" Mount
  • #8402 GoToNova Controller with 80,000 Celestial Objects Base
  • 32 Channel Internal GPS
  • A-R80 Astro Blue Refractor OTA
  • Red Dot Finderscope
  • 1" thick Stainless Steel Tripod

iOptron SmartStar-A-R80 Features

  • SmartStar-A-R80 Entry Level refracting 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.
  • 32-Channel GPS Module
  • All A-series telescopes come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment.
  • Simply turn on the GoToNova Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNovaTM computerized control system.
  • View celestial objects without having to manually punch in the date, time, latitude or longitude
  • AltAzi-Equatorial Dual Mount The Cube... The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
  • The Cube is Compatible with most tubes on the market:
  • Schmidt-Cassegrains 8" and below
  • Maksutov-Cassegrains 150mm and below
  • Newtonian reflectors (if more than 40" may block tripod at certain spots)
  • Refractors (not more than 40" )
  • OTA's with dovetail connection and a weight limit of less than 11 lbs. (including finder scope and camera) are compatible with the SmartStar-A GPS AltAzi-EQ Dual Mount
  • If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach your OTA using mounting ringsand dovetail made by the OTA manufacturer
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
  • Includes the GoToNovaTM Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
  • 80,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objects
  • The largest LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons.
  • USB Port for PC Laptop control and firmware upgrades (ASCOM protocol)
  • Drive motor with 9-speed setting for precise tracking
  • Dual-axis Servomotor
  • Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adaptor available)
  • Payload: 7-11 lbs, depending on tubes and attachments

iOptron SmartStar-A-R80 Specifications

Mount AltAzimuth Equatorial Dual Mount
OTA Connection Dovetail
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12V
GoTo Controller GoToNova
USB Port Yes
Protocol ASCOM
Firmware Upgrade Yes
PC Computer Control Yes
GPS 32 Channel, Standard
Database 80,000 Objects
Payload 7-11 lbs, depending on tubes and attachments
Tripod 1" Stainless Steel
Battery 8 AA (not included)
Case Weight 10.56 lbs
Optical Design Apochromat Refractor
Clear Aperature 80mm
Focal Length, Ratio 400mm f/5
Resolution 1.4"
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC12V
Speed Dual-Axis,9-gear,Electric (1x,2x,8x,16x,64x,128x,256x,512x,Max)
Eye Pieces PL10?PL25
Conversion Lens 3x
Mount AltAzimuth Equatorial Dual Mount
Finder Red Dot
GoTo System GOTONova 80,000+ objects database
Tracking Automatic
Tripod 1? Stainless Steel
Case Weight 14.96 lbs
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