Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope.
Stargazing Basics gives good advice on purchasing and using affordable binoculars, telescopes and accessories. And once you've purchased something, it takes you on a tour of the night sky, covering the Sun, Moon, stars, planets and more.
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.
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 Planetary Explorer Kit is perfect for enhancing planetary detail with your telescope. It includes 4 color filters, the 7.5mm Orion Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens, and the Orion Beginning Stargazers Toolkit.
The Orion 2" 13% Transmission Telescope Moon Filter reduces the glare from the moon so you can see more detail and surface features. This filter is especially useful in large-aperture telescopes since the moon's brightness can be overwhelming.
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.
The 4.30" Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter is perfect for safe viewing of the sun. This one fits the Orion ShortTube 90 and Transporter and allows you to view details of the sun's surface in higher contrast and more natural color than Mylar filters.
The Orion 4.57 inch solar filter allows you to safely observe or image details on the surface of the sun. The glass filter material is more durable than Mylar and offers a more natural yellow-orange color.
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.
At Orion, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for astronomy and astrophotography with the amateur astronomy community. Visit the Orion Community Center for in-depth information on telescopes, binoculars, and astrophotography. You can find astrophotography "how to" tips and share your best astronomy pictures here. Submit astronomy articles, events, and reviews, and even become a featured Orion customer!