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iOptron SmartStar-G-R80 Astro Blue 80mm Refractor OTA, Altazimuth "Cube" Mount, #8402A GoToNova Controller, Internal GPS, & Tripod

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About the iOptron SmartStar-G-R80

SmartStar-G GPS AltAzimuth Telescope Mount, Astro Blue "The Cube" Alt-Azimuth Mount

The SmartStar-G comes with the patented Alt-Azimuth telescope mount, a.k.a." TheCube". This compact mount design is probably the most functional & 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

OTA's with dovetail connection & a weight limit of less than 11 lbs.(including finder scope & camera) are compatible with the SmartStarTM-G GPS AltAzi telescope mount. (If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach your OTA using mounting rings & dovetail available at your local telescope store or 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 a larger LCD screen with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller & its large LCD screen, you can easily set up your telescope & select where you want to go

More precise speed control for viewing objects
The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 9 different drive

USB Port
The 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 & computer control

With ASCOM protocol, you can control your telescope with most ASCOM compatible software. This enables 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-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the SmartStar Tripod is sturdy, elegant, & gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep 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 50,000 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. Includes 32-channel GPS module.

iOptron SmartStar-G-R80 Includes

  • SmartStar-G Astro Blue Altazimuth "Cube" Mount
  • #8402A GoToNova Controller with 50,000 Celestial Objects Data Base
  • Internal 32 Channel GPS
  • R80 Astro Blue 80mm Refractor OTA
  • 5x24 Finderscope
  • 1" thick Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tripod

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iOptron SmartStar-G-R80 Features

  • The G-R80 400mmf/5 OTA is an 80mm Acromatic Refractor Telescope which comes with a 5x24 Finderscope for locating objects, designed to work with the G 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.
  • All G-series telescope mounts come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment.
  • Simply turn on the GoToNovaTM 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
  • 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 SmartStarTM-G GPS AltAzi telescope mount.
  • If you do not have a dovetail connection, attach your OTA using mounting rings and dovetail available from your OTA manufacturer
  • Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
  • AltAzimuth Telescope Mount The" Cube," The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
  • Includes the GoToNovaTM Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
  • 50,000 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)
  • 32-Channel GPS
  • Payload: 7-11 lbs, depending on tubes and attachments

iOptron SmartStar-G-R80 Specifications

Mount AltAzimuth 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 50,000 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"
Magnitude Limit 11.3th Magnitude
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servomotor, DC12V
Speed Dual-Axis, 9-Gear, Electronic (1×,2×,8×,16×,64×,128×,256×,512×,MAX)
Eye Pieces PL10, PL25
Conversion Lens 3x
Mount AltAzimuth Mount
Finder 5x24
GoTo System GOTONova 50,000+ objects database
Tracking Automatic
Case Weight 14.16 lbs
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