That new Orion telescope of yours will show you lots of cool celestial objects - but only if you know where to look. And once you do spot something, wouldn't it be nice to know what it is?
With the affordable Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit, you'll never be "lost in space!" It contains four popular reference items and tools designed to help new astronomers and their families find their way around the heavens.
1. 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.
2. Discover the Stars guide book
A wonderfully written and illustrated observer's guide book which is a great reference for beginning astronomers and seasoned hobbyists alike. It's filled with useful and educational information on the wonders of the night sky. Perfect for reading on cloudy evenings when the stars aren't visible!
3. Orion MoonMap 260
The included Orion MoonMap 260 is a useful reference map of the Moon's surface that will help the whole family learn the names and locations of more than 260 craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and other interesting lunar features you can explore with your telescope. Use the MoonMap 260 to identify craters you've observed, or use it before you go out with a telescope to plan a night full of Moon-watching family fun.
4. 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.
Orion wants your first night with your new telescope - and every night thereafter - to be fun and rewarding. That's why we highly recommend this affordable and useful kit of reference materials and tools. It's available only from Orion. Works as a reference kit for astronomical binoculars too!
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