The iOptron SmartStar-E-R80 8502B Computerized 80mm achromatic refractor telescope with 400mm focal length is designed for viewing bright stars, planets and moons, as well as wildlife and other land objects during the day. Two eye pieces (K10 and K20) come standard to allow for flexibility in viewing either a wider field or a single focused object. This telescope comes with a patented Alt-Azimuth Mount, which the company affectionately calls: The Cube. The compact mount design is very functional and flexible. Both axis motors are conveniently built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. The drive motor has a 5-speed setting for precise tracking. The mount comes standard with an AC connection. The GoToNova hand Controller has 21 characters with back-lit LED buttons. Menu categories on the hand controller are well organized making it easy to use. It has a large LCD screen with 4 lines and the database provides over 5,000 objects. There are also no dead spots when pointing your telescope anywhere above the horizon. Sky and Telescope Magazine rated this a 4-star in 2008. You may order the tube in four brilliant colors: Astro Blue as pictured here, Terra Green, Pulsar Purple or Cosmic Orange. Note that this model has stopped including the 5×24 finderscope for locating objects, but there is still a slot for this inexpensive addition.
Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adapter available)
Includes GoToNova hand controller. 5,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objects.
Product Dimensions: 30 x 7 x 14 inches ; 15 pounds
Shipping Weight: 16 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Item model number: 8502B
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars. See all reviews here. Below are what some buyers have said about this particular telescope:
5 Star – “This is a good scope for the price. It is a little complicated to use but easy to figure out from the instructions.”
5 Star – “This items is, without a doubt, hands down, everything I expected and much much more! I couldn’t be happier!”
4 Star – “This is the first telescope I’ve had with a motorized controller. It works great. As stated in the instruction; setup is critical. The unit must be aligned with South first. A compass is a must.”
See all reviews here. Overall rating for this telescope is 3.5 out of 5 stars. For full details or to purchase the iOptron SmartStar-E-R80 8502B Computerized 80mm achromatic refractor telescope click here. Most orders are eligible for free shipping. Source of Buyer Reviews and Description came from: Amazon.com