The Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit is a perfect starter kit for the beginning astronomer. Includes 5 Plossl telescope eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, 6 color planetary filters, and neutral density moon filter. All these come in an aluminum case.
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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