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iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount

Item # HN-IOPT008

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
iOptron
GoTo
Yes
Mount Design
Single Fork Arm
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Astrophotography, Viewing the Moon
Features
Alt-Az Mount, GoTo, Equatorial Mount, GPS
Battery Included
No
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Optical Design
Refractor
Focal Length
400mm
Highest Useful Magnification
150x
Battery
8 x AA
Eyepiece 1
10mm
Component
1.4 Resolution, 11.3 Limiting Magnitude, 25mm Eyepiece 2
GPS
Yes
Focal Ratio
f/5.0
User Level
For the Beginner
Aperture
80mm
Telescopes Series
iOptron SmartStar Refractor Telescopes

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  • Entry-level refractor with easy-to-use SmartStar GoTo controls
  • Patented Dual Mount, a.k.a. "The Cube" for total control
  • USB port for PC/laptop connectivity and expanded contol
  • 32-channel GPS module for full automation
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iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (9)
    • Bird watching (6)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Bought as a gift

    By Dennis

    from BELLEVILLE,NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount:

        My wife loves this telescope. I wish I bought it years ago to start a wonderful hobby such as star gazing. Thank you

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Love at first sight!

        By Nancy

        from SAFFORD,AZ

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Travel

          Comments about iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount:

          I bought this after doing a lot of research. Very happy with purchase and it will do everything I want it to. I read the manuals before ordering to ensure it would meet my needs and wants. The quick set up guide was adequate for a beginner. I plan to enhance with additional eye pieces and filters.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good value intro to GoTo astronomy

          By Donald

          from NEWBURY PARK,CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount:

            The system is easy to set up. Tracking is OK, but it's hard to tell if apparent tracking error is due to alignment. I would have liked a better way to determine how well the mount is aligned. The 80 mm refractor is about what I expected for an inexpensive telescope... best used at low magnification. The 25 mm and 10 mm eyepieces are a good selection. The mount is as stable as one could reasonably expect. I have not used the mount in equatorial mode yet. The system is a good value for the cost.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Seeing is believing

            By Louie the lawyer

            from New Jersey

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount:

              What they said is what I got !! I wish I could say that about every website and advertiser.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great first Telescope

              By Umbagog

              from Errol, NH

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Difficult To Focus

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Bird Watching
              • Low Visibility

              Comments about iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount:

              Follow the quick start guide for success. Could be better quality with focusing controls

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              • No

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              Customer Q & A

              3 Questions About This Product
              Q: "Can I see the images on my computer so I can save them and show to my science class?"
              A: You would not be able to connect this scope to a computer without using a CCD Imager.  This would allow you to take pictures using your scope while connected to a laptop computer.
              Q: "How difficult is the initial alignment on this scope?"
              A: Fairly easy to say the least, you'll turn on your scope and it will walk you through the alignment process.
              Q: "How much does this telescope weigh?"
              A: The iOptron SmartStar A R80 weighs 14.5lbs.
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