iOptron Cube-G-R80 (Mount Color Blue)
This is a marvelous example of an entry level telescope; ideal for beginners, the iOptron Cube-G-R80 was designed with the latest technology and methodology to produce a top quality scope for entry level astronomers! Simple and easy to use, this is a perfect 'first telescope' for anyone interested in getting into astronomy. The 80mm lens is crafted with a low dispersion glass that is ground and polished to exact specifications- a precision design that is excellent for viewing bright stars, planets and their moons, or even for simple bird watching and other such terrestrial pursuits. Furthermore, it comes standard with two eyepieces- one for wide range viewing, and the other for single-target focus.
This high quality scope is mounted on a mount to match- iOptron's patented Alt-Azimuth mount, the Cube. Considered by some to be the most flexible and functional mount design on the market, this compact device is a part of the iOptron Cube-G-R80 package. Both of the cubes axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dove-tail connection. What is more, there are no 'dead spots'- that is to say, where other mounts sometimes block your tube at certain points of the rotation, with the Cube you can point your telescope in any angle or direction without worry! This mount comes standard with AC connection- to use DC will require an adapter.
Linked to this top quality mount is a simple, easy to use GoToNova controller, an intuitive and well organized device that enables you to, once your scope is set up, select where you want to peer with simple ease! What's more, it has one of the largest LCD screens of it's kind on the market; a full eight lines of content compared to the more average two lines of most other controllers. 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. Furthermore, 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 and computer control. Furthermore the GoToNova Control system is one of the more advanced on the market- with a database of fifty thousand objects, as well as space for one hundred twenty eight user defined ones, it makes viewing the stars with the push of a button easy.
All of this rests atop a sturdy tripod, made from 1 inch heavy duty stainless steel. This solid construction is both sturdy and elegant, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation while also keeping your mount locked securely into place. Every joint in the tripod is capable of being rigid and solid- ensuring unprecedented stability and solidity where this tripod is involved!
And last but not least, just as every other scope in the G-series does, this model comes come standard with a 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation. Simply turn on the GoToNova Controller and the GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with the GoToNova computerized control system- making it easy to view all kinds of celestial objects!
iOptron Cube-G-R80 (Mount Color Blue): Features
- 80mm achromatic refractor telescope
- Heavy duty stainless steel tripod
- Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™-- The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation and universal compatibility
- Includes the GoToNova® Controller. The most intuitive controller on the market.
- 50,000 object database plus 128 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
- Drive motor with 5-speed setting for precise tracking
- Dual-axis Servomotor
- Standard-equipment AC connection (Optional DC adaptor available)
- 32-channel GPS module standard on all G series telescopes.
- Additional Information
SKU IO-8802 Manufacturer iOptron Telescope Series iOptron Astroboy Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - Motorized Warranty 2 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 80mm (3.1") Telescope Focal Length 400mm Telescope Focal Ratio F/5 Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.3th Magnitude Eyepiece(s) Included 10mm and 25mm Hand Controller Included? Yes Power Adapter Included None - Requires AA Batteries Counterweights Included SEE CODE 27*** SEE CODE 27*** GPS Included? Yes Objects in Database 50,000 object database plus 128 user-defined objects
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