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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Explorer Kit
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  • With its multi-coated 80mm refractor optics and wide field of view, the StarSeeker IV 80mm refractor provides sharp views of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep-sky objects
  • Included SynScan GoTo hand controller has database of over 42,000 objects, and handy Tour mode takes you to the night's best objects one by one!
  • After an object is selected, the StarSeeker IV locates and tracks it automatically so you can relax and enjoy the view
  • StarSeeker IV mount is now Wi-Fi enabled, so you can control it with your smartphone using our free SynScan Pro app if desired
  • Explorer Kit includes A DOZEN terrific accessories Includes GoTo hand controller, 23mm (17x) and 10mm (40x) wide-field 60-degree eyepieces, EZ Finder II reflex sight, star diagonal, MoonMap 260, and DeepMap 600 star chart


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Item #  27303

Our StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Explorer Kit presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology, great optical performance, and A DOZEN terrific accessories to help you enjoy the stargazing experience. This smart GoTo telescope will lead you and your family on a guided tour of the stars on any clear night.

Featuring multi-coated 80mm wide-field refractor optics (f/5), this compact telescope delivers sharp views of the Moon's surface, the planets, and bright deep-sky denizens.

The SynScan GoTo hand controller included with the Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm telescope contains a database of over 42,000 stars and deep sky objects, which you can explore with pushbutton ease. No knowledge of the night sky is necessary! Select from intuitive object menus or try the "Deep Sky Tour" mode to visit a selection of the evening's best objects. Once a desired target is pinpointed, the StarSeeker IV mount's internal motors automatically track it to keep it centered in the eyepiece.

What's more, the StarSeeker IV mount is now Wi-Fi enabled, which allows you to control it wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet instead of the cabled hand controller! Just download the FREE SynScan Pro app to your iOS or Android device to enjoy wireless GoTo control! The app sets up a local Wi-Fi network between your phone and the mount, so no internet connection is needed in the field. Hey, you use your phone for everything else so why not use it to explore the night sky with your telescope, too?

SynScan Pro App on the App Store

SynScan Pro App on Google Play

 

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. 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.

The StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Explorer Kit includes an amazing assortment of useful accessories:

Two wide-field eyepieces

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

The included 23mm wide-field eyepiece provides 17x magnification in the StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor, and the 10mm ocular yields 40x magnification view through the telescope for close-up inspections of starry skies. Each included eyepiece has a wide, 60 apparent field-of-view to show you more of the target object and its surroundings.

90 degree star diagonal

Use the included 90 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 1.25" 90 star diagonal that comes with the StarSeeker IV 80mm places the eyepiece you're using in a comfortable position for nighttime stargazing of the skies above.

EZ Finder II

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.

Hand controller

Let the computerized GoTo controller guide you on a tour.

The StarSeeker IV 80mm 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.

Moon Filter

Use the Moon Filter that comes with the telescope kit for great lunar views.

Improve your telescopic explorations of the Moon by using the included Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter. The threaded filter is easy to install on the eyepieces, and its neutral-density filtration will help enhance contrast of craters, mountains, and other interesting lunar features. The 13% transmission filter also helps reduce the bright glare of the Moon to make observations more comfortable.

Shorty Barlow

Double the magnifying power of 1.25" eyepieces with the included Shorty 2x Barlow.

A 2-power (2x) Barlow lens is a versatile telescope accessory that doubles the magnification of any eyepiece installed. For example, using the included Shorty 2x Barlow with the 23mm eyepiece in the StarSeeker IV 80mm bumps the magnifying power from 40x to 80x. What's more, you can use the compact Shorty 2x Barlow with any other 1.25" eyepieces you already have, or any you purchase in the future.

star target

Orion Star Target Planisphere

This handy star-chart wheel makes it easy to see "what's up" in the night sky any day of the year. Dial in your local date and time and it shows you the locations of the constellations and deep-sky objects in the night sky. You can even use the Orion Star Target planisphere chart to plan out a stargazing session in the future, or see what time of year your favorite constellation or star will be visible. Designed for use in 30-50 latitudes.

Deep Map

Use the included DeepMap 600 Folding Star Chart to plan deep sky observing adventures!

The StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope includes the popular DeepMap 600 folding star chart. This "road map" of the cosmos will tell you just where to look in the night sky to find interesting objects to explore in the powerful StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor telescope. Color-coded symbols identify more than 500 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters, including all 109 Messier objects -as well as some 100 of the most interesting double and variable stars. DeepMap folds up just like a road map for easy packing, and it's printed on durable dew-proof material for worry-free outdoor use.

Moon Map

The Orion MoonMap 260 makes it easy to learn about craters, spacecraft landing sites, and more!

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the Orion MoonMap 260 included with this telescope kit is a great tool for all amateur astronomers. Keep it handy while you look through the telescope to help identify lunar features as you observe them. "Wow, that bright crater is named Tycho!"

flashlight

Orion RedBeam Mini LED flashlight

A red flashlight is needed to read materials and illuminate astronomy equipment at night. While a white flashlight would work too, it would decrease your dark-adapted vision at night, making it more difficult to get the most out of your observations. The Orion Redbeam Mini LED keychain flashlight emits pure red light that won't spoil your night vision. Perfect for reading your planisphere or seeing what you're doing at the telescope.

OTOG

Read the included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide for helpful hints.

This book will help you explore amazing celestial objects including planetary, emission and reflection nebulas; double and multiple stars; open and globular star clusters, the Andromeda Galaxy, and more. With a full page of information dedicated to each interesting object, author Richard J. Bartlett leads you on a detailed tour of the night sky as he describes over 60 fascinating astronomical objects that can easily be seen with a small telescope.

The StarSeeker IV GoTo mount and its slanted, single-arm altazimuth design provides attached telescopes with 360 of azimuth motion and 90 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 a cylindrical leg stainless steel tripod that 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 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 80mm. (Cameras and SteadyPix 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.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & bright deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & terrestrial
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    80mm
  • Focal length
    400mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.0
  • Coatings
    Multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Eyepieces
    3-Element 23.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    17x, 40x
  • Resolving power
    1.45arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    11x
  • Highest useful magnification
    160x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    160x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Simple moon shots
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To system
  • Alignment procedure
    Two-star alignment
  • Number of objects in database
    >10,000 deep-sky objects
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Ten different slewing speeds from 0.5x to >600x sidereal
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    8-AA batteries or 12-volt DC
  • GPS
    Sold separately
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Polar-axis scope
    Included
  • Available ports
    RS-232
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum & Steel
  • Tripod leg diameter
    1.25 in.
  • Height range of mount
    32.00 in. - 49.00 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    15.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    3.4 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    13.4 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    16.7 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    DeepMap 600 star chart, MoonMap 260, Moon filter, Shorty 2x Barlow lens, Star Target Planisphere, SynScan Hand Controller, Telescope Observers Guide
  • Other features
    Mount is Wi-Fi enabled for wireless control, Control via smartphone with FREE SynScan Pro app, Camera shutter control port
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Focuser height at zenith
    49 in.

ShortTube 80mm optical tube assembly
StarSeeker IV GoTo mount and tripod
SynScan GoTo hand controller and cable
Hand controller holder bracket and strap
23mm wide-field 60 AFOV eyepiece, 1.25"
10mm wide-field 60 AFOV eyepiece, 1.25"
EZ Finder II reflex sight
90-degree mirror star diagonal
Accessory tray
12V DC power cable (auto lighter plug to 2.1/5.5mm plug)
Tube rings, pair
MoonMap 260
DeepMap 600
Orion Telescope Observer's Guide
Shorty 2x Barlow
Moon filter, 13%
Star Target planisphere
RedBeam Mini LED flashlight

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