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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope

SKU: 13164

Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope - Jacobs Digital

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$1,316.99

$1,316.99

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Our StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo telescope presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optical performance at an unbelievably low price. This smart GoTo telescope will lead you and your family on a guided tour of the stars on any clear night.

Featuring a long, 900mm focal length refractor optical tube with an f/11.2 focal ratio, the StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor delivers detailed views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects. The entire telescope setup weighs just 19 lbs. for easy transportability.

Following a simple two-star alignment process, the Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm telescope can guide you to interesting sights on any clear night with its GoTo database of over 42,000 objects. A handy, built-in "Tour" mode feature of the included GoTo hand controller makes it easy for anyone to explore the wonders of starry skies, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar you are with the night sky. Once the StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor locates a target for you to explore, the single-arm altazimuth mount's internal motors will automatically track the object's apparent motion and keep it centered so you can enjoy the view as long as you wish.

This fourth generation StarSeeker telescope features dual optical encoders on each axis of motion which allow you to move the telescope tube either manually by hand, or electronically by using the directional arrows on the GoTo hand controller. Thanks to this impressive upgrade, the StarSeeker IV 80mm Refractor will not lose its GoTo alignment if you reposition the telescope tube manually, or accidentally bump into a tripod leg during an observing session. To save time, battery life, and reduce motor wear, you can manually point the telescope towards the general area of a target object, then engage the tube lock and use the hand controller to let the GoTo mount finish the fine-centering of the object electronically.

This complete GoTo telescope setup includes a thorough assortment of useful accessories:

Two wide-field 1.25" eyepieces are included with the StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor.

The included 23mm wide-field eyepiece provides 39x magnification in the 80mm refractor optical tube, and the 10mm ocular yields higher, 90x magnification views through the telescope for closer inspections of starry skies. Each included eyepiece has a wide, 60ø apparent field-of-view to show you more of the target object and its surroundings.

Use the included 90ø star diagonal to view the night sky comfortably.

A diagonal "bends" the light path of a telescope so you can enjoy the view without having to contort yourself into awkward positions to peer into the eyepiece. The 90ø star diagonal that comes with the StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor places the eyepiece you're using in a comfortable position for nighttime stargazing of the skies above.

The Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight makes it "EZ" to center alignment stars.

Use the included EZ Finder II reflex sight to help center initial alignment stars when performing the two-star alignment required for accurate GoTo performance. This non-magnifying sighting device superimposes a tiny, LED-powered red dot, focused at infinity, on the sky. After a simple alignment procedure, the red dot shows exactly where your telescope is pointed.

Let the computerized GoTo controller guide you on a tour.

The StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor lets you explore the skies with pushbutton ease thanks to its GoTo hand controller. With a vast database of over 42,000 celestial objects including stars, double stars, galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, and more, the included computerized GoTo hand controller will become your tour guide to the skies. The built-in "Tour" mode will show you great sights on any clear night.

The StarSeeker IV GoTo mount and its slanted, single-arm altazimuth design provides attached telescopes with 360ø of azimuth motion and 90ø of altitude motion for horizon-to-zenith pointing. A quick-release narrow dovetail saddle makes telescope attachment nice and easy. The StarSeeker IV 80mm features an upgraded cylindrical leg stainless steel tripod that is much sturdier than previous models and adjusts in height for comfortable use. Tripod stability is further enhanced with the included dual-purpose spreader plate/accessory holder, which keeps the tripod rigid and provides a handy area for stowing idle eyepieces and accessories.

Since the StarSeeker IV 80mm Refractor can locate and track celestial objects with its motorized GoTo system, you can use it along with a camera or smartphone to take impressive pictures of the night sky. Capture stunning snapshots of the Moon, planets and more by attaching a dedicated astrophotography camera, or a combination of an Orion SteadyPix accessory and your own point-and-shoot camera or smartphone to the StarSeeker IV 80mm to explore the rewarding hobby of astrophotography. (Cameras and SteadyPix accessories sold separately.)

Each StarSeeker IV telescope is powered by 8 internally stored AA batteries (not included). A 12V DC auto-lighter plug is included for use of optional 12V DC field batteries.

  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar, planetary & terrestrial
  • Beginner
  • Refractor
  • 900mm
  • f/11.2
  • Multi-coated
  • Air-spaced doublet
  • Crown/Flint
  • Eyepieces
    3-Element 23.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    39x, 90x
  • 1.45arc*sec
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    160x
  • Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90ø Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Lunar, planetary & terrestrial
  • Alignment procedure
    Two-Star Alignment
  • Number of objects in database
    42,900
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Ten different slewing speeds from 0.5x sidereal to over 600x sidereal
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    1.25 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    31.2 in.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    14.3 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    19.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Cast-Metal accessory tray/Spread bracer, RS-232 cable, 12V DC power cable
  • Other features
    Liquid filled compass to aid with alignment, Manual movement while maintaining GoTo alignment, Battery & hand controller holder built into mount

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