The Orion XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact Dobsonian reflector that shows hundreds of objects in much more detail than a 60mm refractor (a classic beginner telescope). This kit includes a Barlow and stargazer toolkit.
Having trouble viewing details on the Moons surface? This neutral-density eyepiece filter reduces glare so you can see more detail and surface features. The 1.25" Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter is especially useful with large aperture telescopes.
This rugged Orion soft telescope case makes carrying and storing your SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian telescope easy. This soft case features a skirt section that fits over the assembled Dobsonian base, and features a cutout to access the handle.
The affordable MoonMap 260 is a must-have for any backyard astronomer. The laminated map includes both a correct and reversed view of the Moon and identifies over 260 popular lunar features including craters, valleys, mountain ranges, and more!
Need for a good way to start identifying constellations? The Orion Star Target Planisphere is the perfect telescope accessory! Designed for 30-50 deg North latitude and includes simple instructions and viewing tips. Just dial in the date and time!
This affordable full-aperture solar filter for 4.5" Orion reflectors is made with high-quality Baader Astro Solar Safety Film for safe observation of sunspots, solar eclipses and planetary transits of the Sun through a 4.5" aperture telescope.
Designed for use with Orion 4.5", 6", 8" and 10" Dobsonians, the Dob Dolly provides a rugged wheeled platform for your big telescope. Use the Dob Dolly to roll your fully assembled Dobsonian reflector from its storage spot for stargazing adventures!
Dob Pod attaches securely to the base of your compatible Orion Dobsonian reflector and raises the entire telescope a full foot upwards for more convenient and comfortable stargazing. Compatible with Orion 4.5", 6", 8" and 10" Dobsonians.
You've just bought your first telescope, but now what? The Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit is the perfect addition! This best selling kit includes a planisphere star atlas, Discover the Stars book, Orion MoonMap 260, and a red flashlight.
The Orion DualBeam LED Astro Flashlight is a great multipurpose flashlight that lets you choose red or white light with the flip a switch. Red light preserves your night vision, while white light is brighter and great for packing up after viewing.
The perfect road-map style star atlas, DeepMap 600 includes color coded symbols for 500 galaxies, nebulars, star clusters, and 109 Messier objects. Printed on completely dew-proof durable plastic. For Northern Hemisphere use.
A great tool for bringing out details in the planets and Moon is this 1.25" set of four Orion Color Telescope Filters. Each colored filter brings out different details in the planets allowing for a totally different view.
For safely observing the sun through an Orion ShortTube 4.5 and SkyQuest XT4.5, you need the 5.81" ID Orion Solar Filter. This filter allows you to see details on the sun's surface and provides more contrast and natural light than Mylar filters.
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