The Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor offers the ease of motorized object-location technology and optical performance at low price. 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 objects.
The included Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Mount offers object location system that makes finding celestial objects in the night sky easy and fun. The mount is now offered with or without the SynScan Hand Controller to both save money and let you control your telescope wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet using the free SynScan Pro app. The SynScan Pro app is available for iOS and Android devices.
The free SynScan Pro app offers a database of over 10,000 deep-sky objects. Once you select and locate an object from one of the SynScan Pro app’s object menus, the Orion StarSeeker IV will automatically track the object’s motion across the sky to keep it in your instrument’s field of view. A novice stargazer will quickly learn how to explore the heavens with this mount and app in just a couple of sessions. One great feature is the “Tour” mode which identifies the best objects visible at the time you’re observing and will lead you right to them.
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 SynScan Pro app. Moving the telescope manually will not require a re-do of the GoTo alignment.
The StarSeeker IV GoTo mount with 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 Orion StarSeeker IV features a cylindrical leg stainless steel tripod that adjusts in height for comfortable use.
Each StarSeeker IV telescope is powered by 8 internally stored AA batteries. A 12V DC auto-lighter plug is included for use of optional 12V DC field battery. The package includes 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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