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iOptron SmartStar Solar 60 GoTo Telescope with the Cube Altazimuth Mount

B&H # IO8506 MFR # 8506
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The iOptron SmartStar Solar 60 GoTo Telescope with the Cube Altazimuth Mount is a computerized telescope system that locates and auto-tracks to keep the Sun (or Moon, planets, and other celestial objects) in your view. It comes with an air-spaced double refractor telescope with a 60mm diameter optics that has a focal length of 360mm and a focal ratio of f/6. The telescope is suitable to record videos or capture still photos of sun spots and their movements. It comes with the iE1300 electronic eyepiece and a threaded solar filter to switch to night-time viewing.

The telescope comes with high durability glass solar filters that allow you to see the solar photosphere in detail. The thread on the glass solar filter assures eye safety during solar observation. It is easy to remove for terrestrial and night-time viewing, and serves as a lens cap as well.

The iE1300 electronic eyepiece allows you to view real-time images from your telescope on a computer screen. It transmits live video images of the Sun, Moon, planets, and terrestrial objects through a USB cable to your computer. Images can be recorded for later playback or frame imaging.

The mount of the system is the Cube Alt-azimuth mount. It features 2-axis motors, built into a single unit with optical encoders that provide accurate GoTo and tracking. The mount is universally compatible with various telescopes using a dovetail connector plate. With a DC adapter (sold separately) you can plug your telescope mount into your car if you’re camping or at any other remote location.

The system comes with the GoToNova Hand Controller. The hand controller is intuitive with better organized menu categories. It also has a large LCD screen with more lines of content. The hand controller and its large LCD screen let you set up your telescope and select where you want to go. The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at 5 different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope’s viewfinder. With a database of more than 5,000 celestial objects including galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and planets, you’ll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button.


60mm diameter optics with 360mm focal length and a focal ratio of f/6
Safe for solar viewing
iE1300 electronic eyepiece
The Cube Alt-azimuth mount
GoToNova hand controller with a database of more than 5,000 objects
Optical Design Air Spaced Doublet Refractor
Materials Optical Tube: Aluminum
Clear Aperture 60 mm
Focal Length 360 mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Resolving Power 1.93 arcseconds
Limiting Magnitude 10.7
Highest Useful Magnification 120
Focuser 1.25" (3.17 cm) rack-and-pinion
Adapter Eyepiece: 1.25" (3.17 cm)
Eyepiece Optical: 25 mm (14.4x)
Diagonal 90° Star Diagonal
Filter Solar: High durability metal film-coated glass filter
Imaging Device 1.3 Mp CMOS
Operating System Windows
Mount Alt-Azimuth mount
Materials Body: Die-cast aluminum
GoTo System GoToNOVA
Controller Tracking: Automatic
Tracking Rates Celestial, Solar, Lunar
Motor Dual-Axis DC Servo motor with encoders
Slew Speed 2×, 8×, 64×, 256×, Maximum (approximately 4°/sec)
Hand Controller GoToNOVA 8405
LCD Display 4 line, 21 character with LED backlit
Processor 32-bit ARM
Onboard Celestial Object Database 5,000+ objects
Leveling Indicators Yes
Dovetail Saddle: Integrated VIXEN saddle
Power Requirement 12 VDC ±2 V, >1.2 A
Tripod Aluminum
Weight 10.00 lb (4.53 kg)
iOptron SmartStar Solar 60 GoTo Telescope with the Cube Altazimuth Mount
  • 60mm Refractor Telescope with Glass Solar Filter
  • SmartStar Cube-E Mount
  • GoToNova Hand Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Tripod
  • Soft Bag
  • 1.3 Mp Electronic Eyepiece
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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