The beginner can explore the planets, moon, and bright deep-sky objects with the Orion ShortTube 80 EQ. It is easy to take outside and set up and can be used on a tripod as a daytime spotting scope. Track objects easily with the slow motion controls.
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.
The EQ-1M Orion Electronic Telescope Drive System can be put on any compatible Orion or Celestron equatorial telescope mount for tracking celestial objects automatically. It makes observing easier and more fun.
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.
This solar filter fits the Orion StarMax, Apex 90, and Meade ETX-90. The 4.10" Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter is a must for safely viewing or photographing the sun's surface. Provides more contrast and more natural color than Mylar filters.
Orion offers a rugged, fully padded case to fit just about every telescope we stock. An easy way to transport and store your telescope. Heavy-duty and water-resistant, and fits the Observer 60 Altaz, Observer 70 Altaz, 70 EQ, & ShortTube 80 EQ.
For deep sky observing in light-polluted areas this 2" Orion SkyGlow Broadband Telescope filter is perfect. It blocks the most common wavelengths of light pollution for increased contrast and better views.
If you only get one book to go along with your new telescope, make sure it's Turn Left at Orion! The perfect companion guide, it includes maps to nearly 100 of the best objects, and drawings depicting what they will look like through your telescope.
The Sky Atlas for Small Telescopes and Binoculars is a great companion guide for the beginner astronomer. Includes 8 two-color charts of the entire sky down to 6th magnitude stars, with dozens of interesting objects plotted on each page.
Since 1975 Orion Telescopes & Binoculars has been offering telescopes for sale direct to customers, with an unswerving commitment to best quality products, value and unmatched customer care. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee says it all.
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