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Orion Full-Aperture Glass Telescope Solar Filters
The Orion glass solar filters allow perfectly safe viewing of the Sun's surface. Glass filters are superior to film solar filters because glass provides better contrast (a more natural yellow-orange color, rather than blue) and more durability.
$69.99 - $159.99

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Orion Solar Filter Sets for Binoculars
Designed to fit snugly over the objective lenses of your binoculars, these optical glass filters block 99.99% of incoming sunlight, allowing you to safely observe sunspots and granulation. Each filter features three thumbscrews for secure attachment.
$149.99

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Orion Safety Film Solar Filters
These more affordable alternative solar filters are made with high-quality Baader Astro Solar Safety Film. They provide safe views of the Sun, sunspots, eclipses and more through 10", 8", 6", or 4.5" Orion reflector telescopes, depending on filter.

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Orion E-Series Safety Film Solar Filters
These budget-friendly Safety Film Solar Filters feature a durable black-polymer film filter material that display high-contrast, clear views of the Sun in a pleasing yellow-orange color. Safely observe sunspots, eclipses, and more.
$23.99 - $25.99
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Coronado SolarMax II H-Alpha Etalon Filters
These Coronado etalon filters reduce the normal bandwidth of a SolarMax telescope or filter set from the single stack 0.7A performance to a more restrictive 0.5A to increase visibility of active regions and surface detail.
$599.00 - $2,399.00
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Coronado SolarMax II H-Alpha Filter Sets
When properly mounted on your telescope, these Coronado filter sets allow safe observation and imaging of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light.
$1,099.00 - $3,999.00
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Orion 70mm White-Light Solar Refractor Telescope
A true solar specialist, the lightweight Orion 70mm White-Light Solar Refractor allows you to safely observe the Sun and solar phenomena like sunspots, planetary transits, and eclipses with its built-in solar filter.
$129.99
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Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount is less hefty than the Orion Atlas but with the same drive motors, electronic features, and functionality. This mount can hold up to a 30lb load and allows you to select from 42,900 objects in the database.
$1,199.99
3 easy payments of $400.00
With payment plan
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion Scenix 7x50 Binocular Solar Kit
4.8 / 5.0
Study the Sun safely with this combination of E-Series Solar Filters and the popular Orion Scenix 7x50 binocular. With the white-light solar filters installed, this combo lets you safely explore the Sun at 7x magnification.
$129.99
If purchased separately
$139.98
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Orion Scenix 10x50 Binocular Solar Kit
4.8 / 5.0
Study the Sun safely with this combination of E-Series Solar Filters and the popular Orion Scenix 10x50 binocular. With the white-light solar filters installed, this combo lets you safely explore the Sun at 10x magnification
$129.99
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$139.98
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Orion UltraView 10x50 Binocular Solar Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Study the Sun safely with this combination of E-Series Solar Filters and the popular Orion UltraView 10x50 binocular. With the white-light solar filters installed, this combo lets you safely explore the Sun at 10x magnification.
$179.99
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$199.98
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2.54" ID Set of Orion E-Series Solar Filters for Binoculars
2.7 / 5.0
Once installed on 50mm binoculars, these E-Series Solar Filters safely display the Sun in a pleasing, natural yellow-orange color. Set of two filters. Binoculars not included.
$49.99

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Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewing Glasses, 5-Pack
4.3 / 5.0
Get ready for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! These handy viewing glasses are designed for completely SAFE direct observation of the Sun, so you and your family can enjoy watching the solar eclipse safely. Pack of five.
$12.99

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Coronado SolarMax II 60 RichView Solar Telescope w/BF15
1.0 / 5.0
SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope with RichView system. Includes 15mm Blocking Filter. 60mm diameter Solar Telescope with sub 0.7 angstrom bandwidth filtering for observation of surface detail and prominences on the Sun in hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light.
$1,649.00
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Coronado SolarMax II 60 Double Stack Solar Telescope w/BF10
SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope with RichView system. Includes 5mm Blocking Filter. This double stacked unit excels at observation of solar surface detail with a .5 angstrom bandpass. Used around the world by serious solar enthusiasts.
$2,299.00
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Coronado SolarMax II 60 Double Stack Solar Telescope w/BF15
SolarMax II 60mm Solar Telescope with RichView system. Includes 15mm Blocking Filter. This double stacked unit excels at observation of solar surface detail with a .5 angstrom bandpass. Features two H-alpha etalon filters.
$2,499.00
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Coronado SolarMax II 90 RichView Solar Telescope w/BF15
SolarMax II 90mm Solar Telescope with RichView system. Includes 15mm Blocking Filter. The Coronado SolarMax 90 series telescopes are the largest H-alpha (Ha) telescope ever to be mass-produced. It features a sub .7 angstrom bandpass.
$3,599.00
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Coronado SolarMax II 90 RichView Solar Telescope w/BF30
The incredible Coronado SolarMax 90 series telescopes are the largest H-alpha (Ha) telescope ever to be mass-produced and are now available with the patented RichView tuning system.
$4,399.00
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Coronado SolarMax II 90 Double Stack Solar Telescope w/BF15
The incredible Coronado SolarMax 90 series telescopes are the largest H-alpha (Ha) telescope ever to be mass-produced and are now available with the patented RichView tuning system.
$5,999.00
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