iOptron Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter

iOptron Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter

iOptron Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter

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  • White-Light Solar or Nighttime Viewing
  • Removable Front White-Light Solar Filter
  • 80mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • 25mm and 10mm Eyepieces, Erecting Prism
  • Motorized Cube-G GoTo Alt-Az Mount
  • Integrated 32-Channel GPS Receiver
  • GoToNova 8405 Computer Controller
  • Multiple Alignment and Tracking Options
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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Aperture: 80mm, f/5

60mm, f/6

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80mm, f/5

Mount Options: Cube-G GoTo GPS Alt-Az Mount

Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount

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Cube-G GoTo GPS Alt-Az Mount OTA Only

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Accessories: Two Eyepieces and Diagonal

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iOptron Solar 80 overview

  • 1Description

With the Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope, you can unlock the full potential of the versatile optical tube assembly through the addition of a full-featured GPS-enabled GoTo-capable motorized mount. You get the 80mm Solar 80 OTA, two eyepieces, an erect-image diagonal, along with the Cube-G GPS mount and a sturdy tripod to support it all.

  • Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor Telescope with Solar Filter (OTA Only)

    iOptron adds a removable screw-in solar filter to their fast refractor OTA to produce the Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor Telescope, making it ideal for viewing the sun and all phases of a partial eclipse with the filter on, or viewing the night sky with it off.with a removable front solar filter to allow the scope to be used

    The filter blocks harmful UV and IR radiation while simultaneously reducing virtually all of the intense light across the entire visual spectrum from the sun, allowing for safe solar viewing of surface features such as sunspots and super granules. Optically, the OTA is engineered with a doublet achromatic lens system that is fully multi-coated to produce bright and sharp high-contrast images with accurate color rendition across a distortion-free field of view.

    The Solar 80 is offered here without a mount or tripod, but a Vixen-style dovetail plate is provided to be compatible with a wide variety of mounts and is outfitted with a standard 1/4"-20 mount for use with many photo, video, and field tripods. With the two included eyepieces offering low and moderate magnifications, plus the addition of an erect-image diagonal, this scope can be used as a traditional terrestrial spotting scope with the solar filter removed.

    Optical Tube
    • Use for white-light solar and nighttime viewing
    • 80mm aperture
    • f/5 focal ratio
    • 400mm focal length
    • Air-spaced doublet refractor design
    • Achromatic lens configuration virtually eliminates chromatic and spherical aberration to produce images with accurate color rendition without distortion across the entire field of view, especially at the edges
    • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, image brightness, sharpness, color rendition, and contrast
    • Resolution: 1.4 arcsec
    • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
    Mounting
    • OTA only, mount and tripod required for proper use
    • Vixen-style dovetail plate
    • 1/4"-20 standard tripod mount for use with photo/video/field tripods
    • Weight: 3 pounds
    Optical Accessories
      Solar Filter:
    • Reveals the sun in a pleasing yellow-orange color
    • Removable filter threads onto the dew shield for a secure fit without light leakage
    • Broad-band white-light filter
    • Blocks harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation
    • Allows a safe amount of light to pass across the entire visible spectrum
    • Reveals surface features such as sunspots and granulation
    • Solarlite infused polymer for longevity and durability
      Eyepieces:
    • 1.25" diameter barrel accepts most astronomical filters
    • 10mm focal length produces a moderate 40x power
    • 25mm focal length produces a low 16x magnification
      Diagonal:
    • 1.25" snout fits most drawtubes and accessories
    • 1.25" holder allows the use of most eyepieces and accessories
    • 45° angle puts head in a comfortable viewing position when OTA is aimed at or near the zenith
    • Integrated erecting prism corrects the view to allow the scope's use as a terrestrial spotting scope
  • SmartStar Cube-G GPS AltAzimuth Telescope Mount (Astro Blue)
    Provided by third party:

    Telescopes and cameras with Vixen-type dovetail connection and a weight up to 7 lbs. are compatible with the CubeTM GOTO Altazimuth mount.
    The revolutionary GOTONOVA computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated goto and tracking system available on the market today. With its large celestial object database, including all of the well-known galaxies, nebulae, star clusters - not to mention the planets, sun and moon - you'll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit with optical encoders that provide accurate GOTO and tracking. The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.

    Key Features
    • Compatible with most tubes on the market
    • GOTONOVA computerized control system
    • The most easy to understand controller on the market
    • Simply a better tripod
    Compatible with most tubes on the market
    Telescopes and cameras with Vixen-type dovetail connection and a weight up to 7 lbs. are compatible with the CubeTM GOTO Altazimuth mount.
    GOTONOVA computerized control system
    The revolutionary GOTONOVA computerized control system is by far the most technologically advanced automated goto and tracking system available on the market today. With its large celestial object database, including all of the well-known galaxies, nebulae, star clusters - not to mention the planets, sun and moon - you'll be able to enjoy star gazing with the simple push of a button. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit with optical encoders that provide accurate GOTO and tracking. The control system also allows you to slew the telescope at different drive speeds, keeping the object within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.
    The most easy to understand controller on the market
    The Go2Nova 8402G hand controller is 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 with more lines of content compared with the competition. Using the easy-to-use hand controller and its large LCD screen, you can easily set up your telescope and select where you want to go.
    Simply a better tripod
    Made of 1.25-inch heavy-duty stainless steel, the cube tripod is sturdy yet light weight, and gives the user unparalleled stability during operation. Solid construction joints keep your mount locked securely.
  • Solar 80 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor Telescope with Solar Filter (OTA Only)
    Optical Tube Assembly
    Aperture 80 mm / 3.1"
    Filtration
    Filtration Wavelength White Light / Broadband
    General
  • SmartStar Cube-G GPS AltAzimuth Telescope Mount (Astro Blue)
    General
    Product Type Telescope mount
    Weight 3.09 lbs
    Enclosure Color Blue
    Body Material Aluminum
    Optical Systemrvsysrfdcxtxcwvsdbzsrbrr
    Telescope Features 32-channel GPS receiver
    Telescope Mount
    Type Altazimuth
    Slow-Motion Control Mechanical
    Electronic Control System GoTo
    Electronic Control System Memory 50000 celestial objects
    Max Supported Weight 7.1 lbs
    Tripod
    Type Tripod - floor-standing
    Tripod Material Stainless steel
    Power
    Battery 8 - AA type
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support 2 years warranty

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