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iOptron SmartStar-E-R80 Blue 80mm Refractor OTA, Altazimuth "Cube" Mount, #8403 GoToNova Controller & Heavy Duty S.S. Tripod

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About the iOptron SmartStar-E-R80

SmartStar-E GO TO AltAzi Mount, "The Cube" Astro Blue Alt-Azimuth Mount

The SmartStar-E comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. 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 a dove-tail connection. In addition, there are no "dead spots" so you can point your telescope to ANYWHERE above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation.

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.

The most easy to understand controller on the market:
The GoToNovaTM Controller is much easier to use than other similar products. Thehand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It alsohas 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, youcan easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.

More precise speed control for viewing objects:
The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 5 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.

Simply a better tripod:
Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy yet elegant, and 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 5,000 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 with the simple push of a button.

E-R80 Optical Tube Assembly
The E-R80 400mmf/5 OTAis an 80mm Acromatic Refractor Telescope which comes with a 5x24 Finderscope for locating objects, designed to work with the E Series SmartStar Mount system.

iOptron SmartStar-E-R80 Includes

  • SmartStar-E Astro Blue Altazimuth "Cube" Mount
  • #8403 GoToNova Controller with 5000 Object Base
  • R80 Astro Blue 80mm Refractor OTA
  • 1" thick Stainless Steel Tripod

iOptron SmartStar-E-R80 Features

  • The E-R80 400mmf/5 OTA is an 80mm Acromatic Refractor Telescope which comes with a 5x24 Finderscope for locating objects, designed to work with the E Series SmartStar Mount system
  • G-R80 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.
  • SmartStar E Mount: 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-E GO TO AltAzi Mount.
  • If you do not have a dovetail connection, Attach your OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available for your OTA
  • Altazimuth "Cube" Mount, the only mount of it's kind for ultimate rotation
  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Includes The GoToNova Controller, the most intuitive controler on the market
  • 5000 Object Database
  • Largest LCD Screen on the market, with 4 lines & 21-Character Hand Control with Backlit LED buttons
  • Drive Motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking Dual Axis Servomotor
  • Standard Equipment AC connection
  • Optional DC Adaptor Available
  • GPS compatible with Optional GPS Module

iOptron SmartStar-E-R80 Specifications

Mount Alt-Azimuth (the "Cube")
OTA Connection Dovetail
Motor Dual Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12 V
GoTo Controller GoToNova
GPS Compatible with Optional GPS Module
Database 5,000 celestial objects
Payload 11 Pounds
Tripod 1" thick Stainless Steel
Battery 8 AA (not included)
Case Weight 10.12 lbs
Optical Design Acromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
Clear Aperature 80mm
Focal Length, Ratio 400mm, f/5
Resolution 1.4"
Magnitude Limit 11.3th Magnitude
Motor Dual Axis DC Servomotor, DC 12 V
Speed Dual Axis 5-Gear, Electronic (2x, 16x, 64x, 256x Max)
Eye Pieces K10, K20
Conversion Lens 3x
Mount Alt-Azimuth
Finder 5x24
Tracking Automatic
Case Weight 14.5 lbs.
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