Designed with the latest technology the iOptron 80 GoTo Refracting Telescope is crafted with a 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.
- 80mm achromatic refractor telescope
- Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
- Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™- the only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation
- Includes the GoToNova™ Controller- the most intuitive controller on the market.
- 5,000 object database plus 256 user-defined objects
- The largest LCD screen on the market with 4 lines and 21-characters
- Drive motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking
- Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adapter available)
- GPS-compatible with optional GPS Module (#8411)
Introducing our SmartStar® CubeTM-E-R80 Entry Level telescope system. Designed with the latest technology the 80 mm lens is crafted with a 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.
Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™
The SmartStar® CubeTM-E-R80 comes with our patented Alt-Azimuth telescope 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 GoToNova® Controlleris much easier to use than other similar products. The hand controller is more intuitive with menu categories better organized. It also has the largest LCD screen on the market with 4 lines of content compared with others that only have 2 lines. Using the easy-to-use hand controller, you can 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.
Stainless Steel Tripod
Made of 1-inch heavy-duty stainless steel the Cube™ 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.
iOptron Cube-A-R80 SmartStar 80mm Refracting Telescope, AC Adapter, GoTo Nova Controller, Controller Cable, SmartStar Tripod, Eyepiece Set, USB Cable
Dimensions & Specifications
8 x AA
Good for Astrophotography
Highest Useful Magnification
Single Fork Arm
Objective Lens Size Code
Viewing the Planets
Viewing the Moon
iOptron SmartStar Refractor Telescopes
For the Beginner
DocumentationDowloand the iOptron SmartStar E Series Quick Start Guide
Download the iOptron SmartStar E Series Manual
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This product has a limited 1 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact iOptron's Customer Service department at 1.866.399.4587.
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Q1: Can you attach a DSLR camera to this scope?
A: Yes. You will need a T-Adapter in 1.25" format and you will need to find a T-Ring that fits the make and model of your camera. We also have a universal camera adapter that can fit any camera to the end of this telescope. You can locate it under out item number ZHUI012.
Q2: Does this come with a case? If not can you recommend a sturdy case?
A: This item does not come with a case. At this time we have no cases available that would fit this telescope.
Q3: How tall is the tripod?
A: The tripod height is 46".
Q4: If the batteries are dead in the mount, can you manually move the mount as you wish?
A: No. The iOptron SmartStar E R80 GoTo Refractor Telescope requires batteries or an external power source to operate at all times.
Q5: The picture does not show how the telescope can be aimed straight up without interfering with the beige hub or tripod. Is the telescope offset on a shaft?
A: Yes. The telescope barrel is mounted to the right of the star box and is able to aim straight up with no interference.