This thorough kit of planetary viewing accessories makes it easy to obtain optimal views of our nearest neighbors in space.
The included Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens doubles the magnifying power of any 1.25" eyepiece. Using a 20mm ocular with the Shorty will provide the same magnification as a 10mm eyepiece; using the Shorty with a 7.5mm eyepiece will provide the same magnification of a 3.75mm eyepiece, and so on. Using the Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens is easy. Simply insert the Shorty 2x Barlow into your telescope's focuser or diagonal, and then insert any 1.25" eyepiece into the Orion Shorty, gently securing it in place with the two thumbscrews. Then, adjust the telescope's focus wheels to enjoy double the magnification of the eyepiece used.
The set of four color eyepiece filters that come in the kit will help enhance subtle details of the planets and the Moon by selectively increasing the contrast between markings of different hues. The included 1.25" Orion Basic Set of Four Color Filters includes our most popular color planetary telescope eyepiece filters: #15 Deep Yellow, #25 Red, #58 Green, and #80A Medium Blue. These filters are vat-dyed for even color coating and then anti-reflection coated for maximum transmission.
Offering a wide 52° apparent field of view, the included 7.5mm Orion Sirius Plossl 1.25" Telescope Eyepiece provides extremely sharp images of impressively high contrast. It?s ideal for all types of telescopes: reflector, refractor, and catadioptrics like Maksutov Cassegrains and Schmidt-Cassegrains. The 7.5mm Sirius is a perfect eyepiece to use with the color filter set to coax details out of planetary views. As previously mentioned, when used with the included Shorty 2x Barlow, the 7.5mm Sirius Plossl behaves like a 3.75mm eyepiece for very high power views!
The included Star Target planisphere and MoonMap 260 make it easy to plan your planetary and lunar viewing sessions. The handy Star Target 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.
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.
Red-tinted AstroGoggles will help you get the most out of each and every observing session with your telescope. Put on the Orion AstroGoggles and wear them for a half-hour or so before you use your telescope to help your eyes adapt to the darkness of the night sky.
Get the most out of each and every planetary observation with this value-packed kit!
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Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens
1.25" Orion Basic Set of Four Color Planetary Filters
7.5mm Orion Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece, 1.25"
Orion Star Target planisphere
Orion MoonMap 260
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