iOptron 9802, R-80, SmartStar R80, SmartStar 9502, SmartStar 9801, SmartStar 9501 User Manual


Quick Start Guide

SmartStar®-R80 GPS Telescope

#9801 (Pulsar Pink) & #9802 (Astro Blue)

SmartStar®-R80 Telescope

#9501 (Pulsar Pink) & #9502 (Astro Blue)


Alt-Azimuth Mount– The Cube™-- The only mount of its kind for ultimate rotation

Includes the GoToNovaTM Controller. One of the most intuitive controllers on the market.

Over 5,000 object database.

Built-in 32-channel GPS (#9801 & #9802 only)

Large LCD screen with 4 lines and 21-character wide screen

Drive motor with 5-speed setting for better control.

Dual-axis Servomotor

Aluminum tripod

80mm achromatic refractor telescope


SmartStar® telescope mount

#8405 Hand Controller

• Built-in GPS receiver (#9801 & #9802

Controller Cable


3x Barlow lens

80mm Refractor telescope

45º diagonal


• K 10mm and K 25mm eyepieces

ONLINE CONTENTS (click under “Support” menu button)

Full manual (you can refer to the full manual for more details on set-up and operation).

Tips for operating

Reviews and feedback from other customers

Accessories information (including AC adapter, carry bag, and more)

Assembly Terms

1.Telescope tube

2.Dovetail lock

3.Hand controller

4.Altitude lock

5.Mount (shown with GPS)



8.Height adjustment handle

9.Center Tripod Lock Knob

10.Leg Locks (3)


12.Tripod height lock knob

13.Height Extender

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Quick Start Guide for SmartStar®-R80 Telescopes (with and without GPS)

Step 1.

Unlock the leg locks #10 (shown by arrows at left).

Extend tripod legs.

Lock the leg locks afterwards.


Step 2.


Turn the center tripod lock knob (#9) to secure and stabilize the tripod.


Tighten to a firm feel.


Caution: Make sure you loosen the tripod lock knob before


collapsing the tripod to store away.




Step 3.

Attach mount to tripod by placing the mount onto the threaded bolt on


tripod. Then turn the mount until it is securely fastened to the tripod.


Use height adjustment handle (#8) to adjust the height of the mount.

#12 knob

(Caution: Do not extend beyond 6 inches from top of tripod.)



Make sure to tighten the tripod height lock knob (#12).






Step 4.


Lift the battery cover. Carefully pull out the battery holder from the


compartment. Be sure not to accidentally disconnect the wires.


Step 4a.


Insert 8 AA batteries (not included) in the holder. Refer to the diagram


on the holder to orient the batteries properly. Replace the holder back


into the battery compartment and replace the lid.


For reference: the battery pack fits in with wires on the bottom right.


(See arrow in photo). Use only fresh batteries. Using old or low batteries


may cause error messages.


An optional AC adapter and 12V car plug cable are also available


for purchase at



#2 knob

Step 5.

Attach telescope to mount using dovetail lock knob (#2).


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