iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope - STEM Telescopes

iOptron SmartStar A R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope

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SKU: Blue: 8602B, Green: 8602G, Orange: 8602R, Pink: 8602P

iOptron SmartStar Cube A R80 entry level GOTO 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. Great to view bright stars, planets and their moons, also for bird watching and other land objects. Two eye pieces come standard to allow for viewing a wider field or a single focused object.

iOptron Cube A Mount: The Cube with Alt-Azimuth & German Equatorial Modes
The SmartStar Cube A mount comes with the proprietary Grab 'N Go Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. The Cube, rated 4-star by Sky + Telescope Magazine. The compact mount design is functional and flexible. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit which is universally compatible with all telescopes using a Vixen-type dovetail connection. Mount can be level for Alt-Azimuth or locked into position for German Equatorial. The Go2Nova hand controller on each Cube mount is easy to use with menus for planets, stars, nebulas, and constellations. Has a large LCD screen compared to competition. Revolutionary GOTONOVA computerized control system is one of the most technologically advanced automated tracking systems available on the market. No "dead spots" so you can point the telescope anywhere above the horizon, whereas, other mounts block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. The mount can be operated by 8 AA battery or a external AC/DC power adapter, makes it an idea travel mount.

Compatible with most tubes on the market
Telescopes and cameras with Vixen-type dovetail connection and weigh up to 7 lbs. (including accessories) are compatible with the Cube A GOTO mount. (If you don't have a dovetail connection, attach the OTA with mounting rings and dovetail available at your local telescope store or the OTA manufacturer). 

GOTONOVA computerized control system
The revolutionary GOTONOVA computerized control system is the most technologically advanced automated goto and tracking system on the market. Its large celestial object database, including well-known galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, planets, sun and moon-- you’ll be able to enjoy star gazing with the push of a button. Provides accurate GOTO and tracking. Control system also allows you to move the telescope at different speeds, keeping objects within the telescope's viewfinder for as long as you wish.

Easiest to understand controller on the market
The Go2Nova 8401 hand controller is easier to use than other products. It's more intuitive with menu categories and better organized. Largest LCD screen compared to competition.

32-Channel GPS Module
A-series telescope mounts come standard with a built-in 32-channel GPS module for fully automated operation and alignment. Turn on the Go2Nova Controller and GPS module will automatically synchronize your telescope location and time with Go2Nova computerized control system. View celestial objects without having to manually input the date, time, latitude or longitude.

USB Port
8401 hand controller comes with a USB port that expands the functionality of the already powerful system. With the USB2COM driver installed, the USB port works as an RS232 serial port. Supports firmware upgrades and computer control.

Great tripod
1.25-inch heavy-duty stainless steel, the Cube tripod is sturdy, light weight, and great stability during use. Solid construction joints keep mount locked securely. Built-in wedge lets you convert mount from AA mount to a EQ one in minutes.


  • 80mm, f/5 refractor telescope
  • Grab ‘N Go altazimuth mount– The Cube with equatorial operation mode
  • 7 lbs payload for various scopes and cameras
  • Go2Nova 8401 Controller with Advanced GOTONOVA GOTO Technology. 
  • ~130,000+ object database with 128 user-defined objects
  • Large LCD screen on the market with 8 lines and 21-character Hand Control with backlit LED buttons
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder
  • 32-channel GPS
  • 100~240V AC power adapter included, optional 12V DC adaptor available
  • USB Port for computer control and firmware upgrades
  • Sturdy 1.25” stainless steel tripod with integrated wedge

Specifications & Dimensions

  • Mount: AltAzimuth Mount w/ EQ Mode
  • Tracking: Automatic
  • Battery: AA x 8 (Not Included)
  • USB Port: Yes (On hand controller)
  • Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor
  • Recommended Use: Astrophotography, Viewing Planets + Moons
  • User: Entry-Level

Kit Includes:

  • iOptron Cube A R80 SmartStar 80mm Refracting Telescope
  • AC Adapter
  • GoTo Nova Controller
  • Controller Cable
  • SmartStar Tripod
  • Eyepiece Set
  • USB Cable

Warranty & Returns

We understand sometimes people change their mind. We make returns easy with our 30 day hassle free return policy! The product must still be new, unused and resalable.

Manufacturer's Warranty

This product has a limited 1 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided.