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iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope

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Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
iOptron
GoTo
Yes
Mount Design
Single Fork Arm
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon
Color
Pulsar Purple, Cosmic Orange, Terra Green, Astro Blue
Features
Alt-Az Mount, GoTo, GPS
Battery Included
No
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Optical Design
Reflector
Highest Useful Magnification
250x
Finderscope
Red Dot
Focal Length
1000mm
Battery
8 x AA
Eyepiece 1
9mm
GPS
Yes
Component
1 Resolution, 12.4 Limiting Magnitude, 25mm Eyepiece 2
Focal Ratio
f/8.8
User Level
For the Beginner
Aperture
114mm
Telescopes Series
iOptron SmartStar Reflector Telescopes

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  • GoTo-equipped GPS reflector telescope
  • 114mm aluminum coated mirror with precise alignment
  • 250x magnification brings the planets up-close and personal
  • Compatible with most methods of astrophotography
  • 2 eyepieces: 9mm and 25mm
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iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Strong construction (6)
  • Accurate (5)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Quality lenses (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to focus (4)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Poor lens quality (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Difficult, yet satisfying

This is my first telescope and I am an amateur. The instructions for the telescope were unclear because they were written for a different type of telescope. However, setup was easy. The GoTo ...Read complete review

This is my first telescope and I am an amateur. The instructions for the telescope were unclear because they were written for a different type of telescope. However, setup was easy. The GoTo and GPS is also difficult to use. The things that I have been able to view are spectacular and the optics seem to be nice. Its just going to take some getting use to it and time to familiarize myself with the scope.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

stability issues

If set up correctly it finds the targets. The emphasize is on perfect set up. I found the tripod to be lacking in stability even though I have the new "upgraded"...Read complete review

If set up correctly it finds the targets. The emphasize is on perfect set up. I found the tripod to be lacking in stability even though I have the new "upgraded" one. Also there seems to be play on the motor. The slightest breeze and the scope shakes. The lightest of touches on the eyepiece can causethe object you wish to view to disappear from view.
All this said the optics are good and the scope itself is fine. You can see things like the rings around Saturn, but don't expect a lot of detail. I would recommend a UHC filter. Aslo filters for looking at the moon, you will get overwhelmed with light without them.

I would say the scope is great, just the stability of the tripod and motorized mount lets it down. We now have an app on the Iphone that finds asteral objects, even with my very limited experience I would personally recommend apps like this and a sturdy equatorial mount

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5.0

Fantastic & simple telescope, my fourth.

By Denny

from NORTH RIDGEVILLE,OH

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope:

    Well packed, fast shipping and a great purchase. This is my 4th telescope and by far the easiest to use. The others had complicated knobs and dials to allow the scope to track planets and such. An older one had a motor and electronics but had to be set by three particular stars that are not all in my field of view. This one uses GPS and any heavenly body to align and fine tune. Once set, tell it to go to Saturn and it does AND it automatically tracks with the planet. You fine tune with the smooth and slow motor controls instead of the clumsy dials that bump the scope out of alignment. BUY IT!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice telescope

    By Thomas

    from INDIANAPOLIS,IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Focus
    • Unstable

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Bird Watching

    Comments about iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope:

    Like the GPS feature but hard to get it lined-up, vibration of motor makes view fuzzy but clear if stopped and laser viewer help manually locate things

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poorly constructed

    By Fin

    from Chicago

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Focus
      • Difficult to Use
      • Poor Lens Quality
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

        Comments about iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope:

        Bad optics, very unstable(shakes alot hard to keep focus).
        The goto feature would never goto what you wanted after countless time leveling.I even was getting errors saying the motor was overloaded. Bottom line don't buy this scope.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Finally figuring it out!

        By Mikel

        from Arizona City, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Needed to download manual

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope:

        Had to go to the website and download the entire manual to fill in spots not covered in the "quick set up".

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        stability issues

        By Nigel

        from North Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about iOptron SmartStar G N114 GoTo GPS Reflector Telescope:

              If set up correctly it finds the targets. The emphasize is on perfect set up. I found the tripod to be lacking in stability even though I have the new "upgraded" one. Also there seems to be play on the motor. The slightest breeze and the scope shakes. The lightest of touches on the eyepiece can causethe object you wish to view to disappear from view.
              All this said the optics are good and the scope itself is fine. You can see things like the rings around Saturn, but don't expect a lot of detail. I would recommend a UHC filter. Aslo filters for looking at the moon, you will get overwhelmed with light without them.

              I would say the scope is great, just the stability of the tripod and motorized mount lets it down. We now have an app on the Iphone that finds asteral objects, even with my very limited experience I would personally recommend apps like this and a sturdy equatorial mount

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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