- The Celestron NexStar+ EQ Hand Control is the standard computer accessory on all current equatorially mounted Celestron go-to telescopes: Advanced VX, CGEM, CGEM II, CGEM DX, CGX, and CGE Pro computerized telescopes. With the push of a button, you can access NexStar+'s huge database of over 40,000 celestial objects. Automatically slew to objects in a variety of catalogs, including the Messier, NGC, Caldwell, and SAO brightest stars. The planets as well as a list of the most popular objects are also included. Not sure what to look at? Use the Tour Mode, and you'll be shown a selection of the most popular objects for the time and date you are observing! NexStar Plus includes many setup conveniences like customizable max slew speed, All-Star Polar Alignment, programmable slew limits, and more. This hand control includes USB Flash Upgradeable Technology, allowing users to upgrade its software with Celestron Firmware Manager.The Celestron 2" eyepiece and filter accessory kit contains: Three E-Lux 2" eyepieces: 3-element fully multicoated optical design with a 56-degree Apparent Field of View (40mm has 50-degree AFOV). Comes with 26mm, 32mm, and 40mm focal lengths. 2" E-Lux 2x Barlow Lens: A Barlow lens doubles the magnifying power of your eyepiece by doubling its effective focal length. The E-Lux 2x Barlow is fully multicoated and gives you a total of six power combinations when used with the included eyepieces. Five 2" Colored Eyepiece (Lunar and Planetary) Filters: Included are Kodak Wratten #12 (deep yellow), #21 (orange), #25 (red), #58 (green), and #80A (blue). These filters will greatly enhance your enjoyment of our solar system. 2" Mirror Diagonal: this high quality 90-degree multicoated mirror diagonal allows you to take advantage of the wider field of view provided by 2" eyepieces. It fits all rear cells of Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and includes an adapter to use with refractor telescopes. Aluminum Carrying Case: This sturdy and well-built case fits all of the above items in the die-cut foam interior.Omni XLT series features the stable platform of the CG-4 mount and high quality optics. Using aspheric shaping technology in conjunction with hand-figuring the optics the Omni XLT presents an image with virtually no spherical aberration. We also added our famous StarBright XLT coating system to further enhance light transmission.Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestron's PowerSeeker telescopes are the ideal choice for families looking for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment. PowerSeekers are quick and easy to set up - even for the novice. No tools are required for assembly!Their sturdy equatorial mounts are perfect for tracking objects in the night sky, and all of Celestron's PowerSeekers include two eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens that provides an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of the unaided eye!PowerSeekers are designed and manufactured using all fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity.The CGX 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope features Celestron's premium StarBright XLT coated optics and the all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount. With the optical tube assembly of the CGX 1100 weighing only 27.5 lb., this telescope is still portable enough to be taken to dark skies, and it has 89% more light gathering power than an 8" telescope and more than 40% more than the 9.25". Celestron's workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron's engineering team applied their years of experience designing German Equatorial mounts to the all-new CGX EQ, a culmination of all the advancements made to our technologies, value, and ease-of-use. The CGX was designed to better support your telescope for both visual and astro-imaging pursuits. Key design goals included a lower profile EQ head, which provides a more compact and therefore more stable setup; a better drive system; remote operation-friendly with home and limit optical sensors; easier polar alignment adjustments; and better cable management. In addition to that, we've made mechanical and ergonomic improvements throughout to make the mount sturdier, easier to use, and transport. The CGX is Celestron's new Equatorial backbone to support a wide range of telescopes.CGX 800 HD combines Celestron's all-new state of the art CGX computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. With 8 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGX 800 HD gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye and is the lightest and most portable telescope in its class. EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma; it also provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view. Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars, but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. With Celestron's StarBright XLT optical coatings on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.CGEM II 800 HD combines Celestron's newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. With 8 inches of aperture and our premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 800 HD gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye and is the lightest and most portable telescope in its class. EdgeHD is an aplanatic, flat field Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that produces aberration-free images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. The optical system was designed to reduce more than just off-axis star coma; it also provides an astrograph-quality flat focal plane all the way to the edge of the field of view. Many optical designs that advertise themselves as "astrographs" actually only produce pinpoint stars across a curved focal plane. While this may be acceptable for some visual observing, stars will appear out of focus at the edge when used with the flat chip sensor of a digital camera. EdgeHD optics produce a focal plane more than three-times flatter than a standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and dramatically flatter than competing coma-free designs. This guarantees you visibly sharp stars across some of the largest CCD chips available today. Learn more about EdgeHD technology. Superior edge performance not only creates rounder, more pleasing stars, but actually improves the resolution and limiting magnitude when compared to telescopes of equal aperture. With Celestron's StarBright XLT optical coatings on every surface, EdgeHD optics gives you maximum light throughput across the widest visual and photographic spectrum.This nifty optical element shortens the effective focal length of Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes by 37%, converting the standard f/10 optical system to a faster f/6.3 system (f/7 for the Celestron 14" SCT). The result is a wider field of view, to better frame deep-sky objects that may not fit within the narrower field of view at f/10. The shorter focal length also reduces exposure times for astrophotography and CCD imaging by 2.5 times! This device also corrects for field curvature and other aberrations inherent in the telescope's optical system. Stars appear pinpoint sharp from one edge of the field to the other. The F/6.3 Reducer/Corrector features a four-element, fully multi-coated optical design with a 41mm clear aperture. It's compatible with any brand and size of Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and with all visual and photographic accessories. Threads onto rear cell.Orion tele-extenders permit high-magnification "eyepiece projection" photography of the Moon and planets with a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Orion tele-extenders are designed to fit all Celestron and Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Made of anodized aluminum, the tele-extender fits over a 1.25" telescope eyepiece, with one end threading onto the eyepiece holder (visual back) of the telescope, and the other end threading into the T-ring (sold separately) attached to your DSLR camera body. This Standard Tele-Extender is a fixed-length cylinder that provides a single projection magnification depending on the focal length of the eyepiece you use. Some 1.25" telescope eyepieces have housings that are too wide to fit inside the tele-extender.A T-ring converts a SLR or DSLR camera mount to a standard T-thread. All camera adapters and universal camera adapters will fit this T-thread. This wide (48mm) T-ring supports full 35mm format cameras. A wide format T-ring is needed for astrophotographic applications using a Nikon DSLR or SLR camera and a focal-reducer / corrector lens.The Orion Zero Profile Camera Adapter couples your camera to a telescope for prime-focus astrophotography. The zero-profile design provides closest possible in-travel for cameras in any 2" telescope focuser. Many prime focus camera dapters for use with astrophotography telescopes have housings which can add distance between your imaging camera and the focal plane. This can make it difficult to achieve focus with certain astrohphotography camera and telescope combinations. Not so with the Orion 2" Zero-Profile Prime Focus Camera Adapter, which couples your camera to a telescope for prime-focus astrophotography. This handy adapter threads directly into the T-ring (sold separately) for your single lens reflex/digital single lens reflex (SLR/DSLR) camera body and is also threaded for 2" telescope filters. The Orion Zero Profile Camera adapter fits 2" telescope focusers on refractor and reflector telescopes. This extremely versatile astrophotography accessory will help you capture images with telescopes equipped with 2" focusers.This Orion telescope eyepiece adapter lets you use an eyepiece with a barrel diameter that is different from that of your telescope's focuser or star diagonal. Thumbscrew holds the eyepiece securely. Made of anodized aluminum. Use 1.25" telescope eyepieces in a .965" focuser or diagonal.This Orion Eyepiece Adapter lets you use a telescope eyepiece of a different size from your telescope's focuser or star diagonal. Internal compression ring holds 1.25" telescope eyepieces securely, without scratching. Black-anodized aluminum. Use 1.25" eyepieces in a 2" focuser or diagonal.Enjoy motion as smooth as silk with the Orion Tritech II Compact 3-Way Fluid Pan Head. Attach this stable pan head to a monopod or compact tripod for superior motion control. You'll be amazed at the precision and buttery smooth motion this tiny performer is capable of. With three axes of rotation, the Tritech II Compact 3-Way Fluid Pan Head provides 360-degrees of azimuth motion, 180-degrees of altitude motion, and 90-degrees of lateral tilt to attached instruments. A simple twist of the easy-grip pan handle adjusts altitude tension for fast and efficient performance. With a load capacity of up to 11 lbs., this smooth operator is an ideal match for spotting scopes, point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras, L-adapter equipped binoculars, and much more. This precise pan head is the perfect match for the pleasantly portable Orion Tritech II-M Pro Monopod (sold separately). Made of rugged magnesium alloy with a built-in bubble level, the Orion Tritech II Compact 3-Way Fluid Pan Head features a 3/8" threaded socket with a removable 1/4"-20 insert to allow secure coupling to monopod or tripod assemblies. A nifty auto-locking QR-20 quick-release shoe with 1/4"-20 threaded post and D-ring makes attachment and detachment of cameras and other instruments fast and easy. Weighs just 11.5oz. Pan head only.Optimize your astrophotos and completely eliminate camera noise and "hot pixels" with this opaque filter. It blocks all light from your camera's imaging sensor, making dark frame acquisition easy. Pesky camera noise can ruin astrophotos by leaving distracting bright spots and unwanted fixed patterns on your captured exposures. Dark frame acquisition helps remedy such noise and "hot pixels" by canceling out these disruptive effects during image processing. This handy filter ensures your acquired dark frames will be completely free of unwanted stray light and reflections for great results. The 1.25" Dark Frame Imaging Filter is threaded for direct attachment to 1.25" camera nosepieces or 1.25" filter wheels and sliders. When installed in a filter wheel or filter slider accessory, the Orion 1.25" Dark Frame Imaging Filter can be used to automate dark frame capture, saving you valuable time and effort while enhancing image quality. The included foam-lined plastic case will keep your Dark Frame Imaging Filter safe during transport and storage.This versatile filter acts like a dimmer switch for your telescope, toning down the brightness of the Moon or planets to a level that is comfortable. The reduction in brightness and glare unmasks detail in your viewing subject and greatly improves contrast. The filter consists of two high-grade glass polarizing filters in a rotating cell that allows you to adjust the amount of light transmission from 1% to 40%. Such control is highly desirable for lunar observing because the Moon's brightness varies with its phase. The filter is great for terrestrial observing too, especially on sunny days. The filter has an anodized aluminum cell, which threads into the barrel of any standard 2" eyepiece. Storage case included.The RS-232 Cable for Celestron Computerized Telescopes connects the GoTo Hand Controller to a PC to use astronomy software to control your telescope.This super-small monocular is so compact and portable, you'll want to take it everywhere you go. The truly pocket-sized 8x20 Compact Monocular delivers 8x magnification to make distant objects appear 8 times closer. Use it anywhere you go for close-up views without hassling with a larger, more bulky instrument. This pint-sized performer is perfect for travel, hiking, camping, sports events, trips to the theater, or just exploring around the backyard. The Orion 8x20 Compact Monocular features a helical focus mechanism for sharp, detailed views. Fully coated optics throughout the monocular ensure high light transmission to take full advantage of light gathered by its 20mm objective lens. Featuring a 5.5-degree field-of view the monocular has a 2.5mm exit pupil. Measuring just 2-7/8" long and weighing only 2.3 oz., the 8x20 Compact Monocular is ideal for all types of daytime viewing, and its small size makes it easy to stow in a pocket. This multi-purpose device includes a handy Microscope Stand which can be used on its own or in combination with the monocular. On its own, the Microscope Stand performs as a 3x magnifying loupe, perfect for studying maps, charts, and more at 3-power magnification with helical focus control. For more powerful performance, attach the included thread-on Microscope Stand to the 8x20 Monocular to turn it into a 30x field microscope. A built-in clear plastic base positions the attached monocular at the perfect height for 30-power examinations of small objects such as insects, coins, leaves, seeds, plants, and much, much more. The clear plastic base allows subjects to be illuminated with ambient light, while helical focus mechanisms on both the Monocular and Microscope Stand allow you to obtain amazingly sharp, detailed views. A fun and unique gift for anyone who enjoys exploring, the multi-purpose Orion 8x20 Compact Monocular with 30x Microscope Stand is sure to encourage the curious nature of anyone who gets their hand on it!This dovetail mounting base fits the bracket for EZ Finder II and other compatible Orion finder scopes. Fits factory drilled holes on Meade, Celestron, and Orion Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.Build your own custom telescope aiming device with the modular Orion 70mm Multi-Use Finder Scope. This finder optical tube allows you to customize your own 70mm optical finder scope by adding optional eyepieces, diagonals, video cameras, and more to create a complete finder solution for your telescope. Depending on your particular aiming needs, it's easy to customize the Orion 70mm Multi-Use Finder Scope so it will provide optimal aiming for your astronomy setup. Since the 70mm aperture lens is capable of gathering twice the amount of light compared to a 50mm finder scope, you'll be able to aim your telescope with the help of brighter, more detailed views of starry skies. Six adjustable alignment thumbscrews on the Multi-Use Finder Scope's mounting bracket make it easy to accurately align the finder with your telescope. In order for the 70mm Multi-Use Finder Scope to reach focus, a 1.25" mirror or prism diagonal is required along with a 20mm or shorter focal length 1.25" telescope eyepiece, illuminated reticle eyepiece, imaging camera, video camera, or autoguiding device. With approximately 10mm of helical focus travel, you'll be able to achieve sharp focus through this 70mm Multi-Use Finder Scope with most combinations of diagonal and eyepiece, or diagonal and imaging accessory. (All eyepieces, diagonals, and astrophotography accessories sold separately). It's like having multiple finder scopes in one!Keep your Orion GoTo mount or XTg GoTo Dobsonian telescope running smoothly all night long with this convenient 13.7-volt AC-to-DC Adapter. The handy adapter supplies constant 13.7-volt power, which is higher than standard 12-volt adapters, to ensure reliable and continuous GoTo system operation. The high maximum current draw of 4 amps is just what you need to keep your GoTo gear powered for optimal performance. One end of the Orion 13.7V 4A AC-to-DC Adapter for GoTo Mounts plugs into a household wall-socket, while the other end features an auto-lighter socket which connects to the power cable included with your GoTo mount or XTg GoTo Dobsonian. A useful power indicator light lets you know the adapter is working properly for worry-free operation. Measures 62" long, including housing and cables. Not recommended for use with Orion HDX110 EQ-G Mount.These tube rings have an inside diameter (ID) of 140mm (5.5"). Orion Tube Rings for telescope Optical Tube Assemblies come as a set of two with quick-release, hinged clamp knobs for easy installation on your favorite telescope. Each tube ring features a felt lining to keep your telescope optical tube free of scratches. Mounting bolts and washers are included with each set of tube rings. A threaded piggy-back camera adapter is integrated on one of the two tube rings in each set. Many different sizes are available for almost any telescope. Inside diameter (ID) is listed. Choose the size that matches the outside diameter of your telescope tube. These cast-aluminum rings feature quick-release, hinged clamp knobs and felt lining. They are designed for use with most Orion equatorial and altazimuth mounts, and may fit some other mount brands as well. One of the two rings in each set has a 1/4"-20 piggyback camera adapter on it, the other has a threaded 1/4"-20 hole. The outer diameter (OD) of your telescope should match inner diameter (ID) of rings. If OD of the telescope is a little smaller than ID of the rings, that is OK; you can "shim" inside of rings with extra felt. One-year limited warranty.Dovetail mounting plates provide a platform for coupling telescope optical tubes to Orion AstroView, SkyView Pro, Sirius and Atlas equatorial mounts. Tube rings (sold separately) bolt on to the dovetail plate, which then fits into the dovetail slot on the equatorial head. Dovetail plates are made of extruded, anodized aluminum. Length: 13" Note: 13" dovetail plate comes standard with the Atlas mount.Designed to fit snugly over the aperture of your telescope, these optical glass filters block 99.999% of incoming sunlight, allowing you to safely observe sunspots and solar granulation in the Sun's photosphere. The Sun appears in a natural, whitish color. The glass elements are machine-polished and triple-coated with nickel-chromium stainless steel for a scratch-resistant surface. Each filter has three nylon thumbscrews to ensure a snug fit to the front of your telescope or binocular. The thumbscrews complement the press-fit foam lining inside the filter's durable aluminum cell to accommodate diameters up to 1/4" smaller than the nominal size. A tight press fit is still required for safe solar viewing. Lifetime limited warranty. CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.Designed to fit snugly over the aperture of your telescope, these optical glass filters block 99.999% of incoming sunlight, allowing you to safely observe sunspots and solar granulation in the Sun's photosphere. The Sun appears in a natural, whitish color. The glass elements are machine-polished and triple-coated with nickel-chromium stainless steel for a scratch-resistant surface. Each filter has three nylon thumbscrews to ensure a snug fit to the front of your telescope or binocular. The thumbscrews complement the press-fit foam lining inside the filter's durable aluminum cell to accommodate diameters up to 1/4" smaller than the nominal size. A tight press fit is still required for safe solar viewing. Lifetime limited warranty. CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.Designed to fit snugly over the aperture of your telescope, these optical glass filters block 99.999% of incoming sunlight, allowing you to safely observe sunspots and solar granulation in the Sun's photosphere. The Sun appears in a natural, whitish color. The glass elements are machine-polished and triple-coated with nickel-chromium stainless steel for a scratch-resistant surface. Each filter has three nylon thumbscrews to ensure a snug fit to the front of your telescope or binocular. The thumbscrews complement the press-fit foam lining inside the filter's durable aluminum cell to accommodate diameters up to 1/4" smaller than the nominal size. A tight press fit is still required for safe solar viewing. Lifetime limited warranty. CAUTION: Never look at the Sun, either directly or through a telescope, without a professionally made protective solar filter installed that completely covers the front of the instrument, or permanent eye damage could result.This cordless, precision DC servo drive allows motorized tracking of objects in space as they appear to migrate across the night sky as Earth rotates. The Orion AstroTrack Drive works with Orion EQ-1 or Min-EQ mounts, or on Orion telescopes supplied with those mounts. The Orion AstroTrack DC Motor Drive provides precise electronic, hands-free tracking of celestial objects as they move across the sky. This cordless drive is designed for use with the Orion EQ-1 and Min-EQ equatorial mounts. AstroTrack counteracts the axial rotation of the Earth, making celestial objects appear to stand still in a telescope's field of view. You won't have to reposition the telescope to re-center an object in the eyepiece as the object moves across the sky - a welcome convenience! The AstroTrack has variable-speed tracking control, allowing adjustment to the exact sidereal tracking rate as well as to speeds slightly slower or faster than sidereal. This ensures accurate tracking of both solar system and deep-sky objects, and allows for correction of any inherent deviation in the motor from the sidereal rate. The AstroTrack Motor Drive provides sufficiently accurate tracking for piggyback and short-exposure planetary astrophotography. It is not recommended for prime focus, long-exposure photography. Add an Orion AstroTrack Drive to your EQ-1 Mount and start enjoying accurate tracking of celestial objects for more enjoyable observations!Give your IntelliScope Dob a brain! Simply plug the Computerized Object Locator into the base of most SkyQuest XT IntelliScopes (not compatible with XX12i) and you're all set to locate and view any of 14,000 celestial objects . You just select an object from the user-friendly menu buttons, then move the telescope in the direction of the guide arrows on the LCD screen. In seconds, the IntelliScope's two high-resolution digital encoders pinpoint the object, placing it right in the telescope's field of view. The internal database includes 837 stars (including double and variable stars), 7,840 NGC objects, 5,386 IC objects, 101 Messier objects, 8 planets, and 99 user-entered objects. It also features 12 monthly tours of the coolest objects. Whether you are an entry-level or expert astronomer, the Object Locator makes observing the night sky with your IntelliScope Dob incredibly easy and fun.Enjoy a wide-field window into the heavens served up by Stratus eyepieces. With an apparent field of 68-degrees -- which translates to a 71% greater viewing area than that of a typical Plossl -- Stratus eyepieces quite literally put more stars in your eyes. In the same way you feel more a part of the action watching a big-screen TV, with Stratus you will feel like you are really experiencing your celestial targets, rather than just viewing them from afar. Each ocular features a monster 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens to look into. Each also has a generous 20mm of eye relief, so you'll get the big picture even if you wear eyeglasses. The optics are fully multi-coated to maximize light transmission to your eyes, and the lens edges are blackened to ensure excellent contrast. Stratus eyepieces fit in both 1.25" and 2" focusers. Each is threaded for filters and comes with protective lens caps.The 8mm Delos eyepiece from Tele Vue is great for obtaining sharp and clear views with moderate magnification. With 20mm eye relief and a wide, 72-deg field of view, the 8mm Delos will be a welcome addition to any amateur astronomer's gear collection. The TeleVue Delos eyepiece design was conceived as a narrower field alternative to Ethos eyepieces. Reducing the field to 72-deg allowed freedome to increase eye-relief, while controlling pupil aberrations, all without making the eyepiece too large. The Delos design achieves full field sharpness, virtually perfect theta distortion mapping, and color neutrality. Image fidelity is maximized utilizing glass matched multi-coatings and anti-reflection surfaces throughout the eyepiece. Contrast is further enhanced with a new continuously adjustable height eyeguard system that can be locked in any position. Since the Delos eye-lens measures a quite large 35mm in diameter, they prevent stray light from reflecting off the first surface and prevent extraneous light from entering your eye to pay off in a nice increase in perceived contrast. The eyeguard's sliding action allows for positioning the soft rubber eyeguard at the ideal height to suit the observers preference. Indicator marks on the eyepiece body are handy reference guides for setting your perfect position. The eye-guard can also rotate for Tele Vue Dioptrix users.Go to a star party and sidle up to any guy or gal who's got a serious telescope. Take a peek in their accessory case and you're almost certain to spot one or more Panoptics. That's because Panoptics set the standard for performance in wide-field eyepieces. They feature a six-element, four-group optical design that renders sharp, high-contrast images across a 68-deg apparent field, with excellent color correction. Of course, the optics are fully multi-coated and are contained in a housing of exquisite craftmanship. Panoptics will repay the investment you make in them many times over with spectacular views at medium to low power.Go to a star party and sidle up to any guy or gal who's got a serious telescope. Take a peek in their accessory case and you're almost certain to spot one or more Panoptics. That's because Panoptics set the standard for performance in wide-field eyepieces. They feature a six-element, four-group optical design that renders sharp, high-contrast images agross a 68-deg apparent field, with excellent color correction. Of course, the optics are fully multi-coated and are contained in a housing of exquisite craftmanship. Panoptics will repay the investment you make in them many times over with spectacular views at medium to low power.Whiter and brighter images. Simply put, that is the benefit the Everbrite mirror coating. This exotic, dielectric, nonmetallic coating is 99% reflective across the full visual spectrum, resulting in the whitest, most natural image available. The coating is painstakingly applied to Pyrex with a surface accuracy of a 1/10 wave flatness. In addition to higher reflectivity than a conventional aluminum or silver coated diagonal, the Everbrite coatings also provide higher contrast and resolution during critical planetary, lunar, and binary star observations. This is an absolutely premium 2" star diagonal that will give you all the visual performance your scope is capable of delivering. It's a worthy upgrade for virtually any Schmidt-Cassegrain, Maksutov-Cassegrain, or refractor that uses a 2" star diagonal.Looking through a Nagler eyepiece is like taking a spacewalk. That's because the 82-deg apparent field of view seems almost boundless: you have to move your eye around to take in the entire scene. The exquisite sharpness, contrast, and comfort , in addition to the monster apparent field of view, make Naglers the eyepieces of choice for advanced amateur and professional astronomers. Nagler eyepieces belong in the equipment arsenal of every serious planetary and deep-sky observer.Tele Vue camera adapters connect to the back of all Tele Vue imaging system focal path accessories and provide a place to attach the camera. This Tele Vue Standard T-Ring Adapter for 2.4-inch drawtubes provides a standard T-ring thread to attach your camera to. Recommended for cameras with APS-size or smaller imaging chips.Turn any refractor or Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope into a high-performance terrestrial spotting scope! Our new Deluxe 45-deg Correct-Image Prism Diagonal features a highly accurate, multi-coated image-erecting prism with a tight 3-arcsecond tolerance and a 27mm clear diameter. Views through the diagonal appear right-side-up and correct left-to-right, making it ideal for for daytime use with a high-power Maksutov-Cassegrain or versatile refractor telescope. Not recommended for use with Newtonian reflector telescopes.This precision 90-degree star diagonal for telescopes features fully coated prisms to deliver superior image fidelity. The prism diagonal features a machined aluminum eyepiece holder and a chrome-plated metal barrel that's conveniently threaded for 1.25" filters. The diagonal's eyepiece holder has a setscrew for locking the eyepiece securely in place. This telescope diagonal produces an image that is right-side up and reversed left to right (therefore, not recommended for terrestrial observing). Diagonals are not recommended for use in reflector telescopes. Fits in 1.25" telescope focusers and accepts 1.25"-diameter telescope eyepieces.This precision 90-deg star diagonals features fully coated prisms, delivering superior image fidelity. Housings are plastic with thumbscrew to secure the eyepiece in place. This 90-deg diagonal yields correctly oriented images (right-side up and nonreversed). It's perfect for terrestrial use or for amateur astronomers who want a view that matches the orientation of a star chart. Requires no extra focus travel.These Powermates are a better choice for 2" diagonals than Barlows, since they are nearly Parfocal. They are threaded for 48mm filters and their performance is excellent with every 1.25" and 2" eyepiece we make (yes, even the 31mm Nagler Type 5!). Both the 2" eyepiece holder and the special 2" flat top adapter use our brass clamp rings for secure operation. And, it also has a very unique feature: you can unscrew the 2" eyepiece housing and screw on a speical T-ring adapter for solid, compact attachment of CCD or camera equipment. Excellent with long eye-relief, 2" eyepieces. Using the 4x model, imagine the quality of a 35mm Panoptic at 8.8mm with 25mm of eye relief! The Powermate is NOT a Barlow so the Panoptic-Barlow Interface is not needed! The 2" Powermate fits all the way into 2" Star Diagonals, reqiring miminal refocus compared to a 2" Barlow.Edge-On Planetary eyepieces bring flat-field performance to solar system viewing in the form of three high-magnification focal lengths. Each employs a sophisticated 7-element lens design reminiscent of exotic, high-priced oculars to provide a sharp focus all the way to the edge of their wide 55-degree apparent field of view. The barrel distortion and field curvature aberrations common in standard eyepiece designs are virtually gone. Edge-On Planetary eyepieces let you push the power, whether you're canvassing the lunar terminator or studying the Jovian cloud belts. The 7-element optics are fully multi-coated for high light transmission, and each eyepiece has 20mm eye relief for viewing comfort. Other nice touches: blackened lens edges, pop-down rubber eyeguards, and barrels threaded for 1.25" filters. Barrel diameter: 1.25".Elevate your telescope's performance potential with our Orion Premium Telescope Accessory Kit. This comprehensive set of quality accessories will greatly enhance the abilities of any telescope. Accessorizing your telescope with a variety of quality eyepieces, eyepiece filters, and a good Barlow lens significantly increases the versatility of any telescope. Having different focal length eyepieces and a Barlow lens lets you view at different magnifications through your telescope, while using filters on the aforementioned eyepieces help to enhance specific features of lunar and planetary targets. With our Premium Telescope Accessory Kit, you'll receive twelve 1.25" accessories in a foam-lined hard carry case to help you get the most out of each evening spent with your telescope.Our new Orion 0.8x Focal Reducer for Refractors increases the field of view of any astrophotography refractor telescope equipped with a 2" focuser. It also decreases the effective focal length of your imaging refractor by a factor of 0.8x, making your telescope more optically fast so it can capture bright, vivid astrophotos in less time. Using the Orion 0.8x Focal Redcucer for Refractors not only enables your astrohphotography refractor to acquire a larger field of view, but also makes it capable of capturing bright, vividly detailed astrophotos in considerable less time. With fully multi-coated, 38mm clear aperture optics housed in a sleek, all-machined, anodized aluminum body, the Orion 0.8x Focal Reducer is an affordable way to increase your astrophotography efficiency.The Delos was conceived as a narrower field Ethos. Reducing the field to 72-deg allowed freedom to increase eye-relief, while controlling pupil aberrations, all without making the eyepiece too large. With Ethos performance standards as benchmarks, the Delos design achieves full field sharpness, virtually perfect theta distortion mapping, and color neutrality. Image fidelity is maximized utilizing glass matched multi-coatings and anti-reflection surfaces throughout the eyepiece. Contrast is further enhanced with a new continuously adjustable height eyeguard system that can be locked in any position. Since the Delos eye-lens measures a quite large 35mm in diameter, preventing stray light from the reflecting off the first surface and extraneous light from entering your eye pays off in a nice increase in perceived contrast. The eyeguard's sliding action allows for positioning the soft rubber eyeguard at the ideal height to suit the observers preference. Indicator marks on the eyepiece body are handy reference guides for setting your perfect position. The eye-guard can also rotate for Dioptrix users.With their 66-deg apparent field of view, our Expanse wide-field eyepieces will definitely turn up the Wow! factor in your deep-sky observing experiences! Imagine taking in objects like the Andromeda Galaxy, the Double Cluster, or the star clouds in Sagittarius in one sweep! With an Expanse in your focuser, you can! Expanse oculars have big eye lenses and great eye relief. Eyeglass wearers can view the entire field without removing their glasses. All eyepiece elements are fully coated, with the outer lens multi-coated for additional light transmission. Each 1.25" aluminum barrel is threaded for filters and internally blackened to eliminate internal scattering. And their fold-down rubber eyeguards enhance contrast by blocking stray light. With our Expanse eyepieces you get a super wide field of view and superior optical performance. And check out the price. You also get a bargain!Assuming that you don't subscribe to the misconception that strong magnification gives better views of deep-sky objects, then our new DeepView 2" eyepieces should excite you. Why? Because the brightest and sharpest images of deep-space objects are obtained with low power and a wide field of view. And DeepView 2" eyepieces deliver just that. This eyepiece features anodized aluminum housings and a 3-element lens design with multi-coatings for efficient light transmission. Eye relief is 20mm -- a welcome spec for eyeglass wearers -- and the rubber eyeguards fold down out of the way if desired. Apparent fields of view is a generous 52-deg. Delightfully free of pincushion distortion and chromatic aberration, these eyepieces will impress even the seasoned deep-sky observer. The barrels are threaded to accept 2" filters.There are many reasons why the Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic is one of our most popular Dobsonian reflector telescopes. Three of these reasons rise above the rest: simple operation, jumbo optics, and bang-for-your-buck value. These three features come together elegantly in the XT10 Classic Dobsonian, making it one of the best telescopes to own for anyone interested in astronomy. The SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian brings a "new level of joy to simple observing" as Astronomy magazine raved, thanks to its synthesis of big aperture optics and uncomplicated operation. It's jumbo, 10" (254mm) diameter parabolic primary mirror gathers a ton of light from the night sky, so you can see more objects than you would with an 8" or smaller telescope. What's more, the XT10 Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope's big mirror yields exceptionally bright views with high contrast. All XT Classic Dobs feature an expertly figured parabolic mirror housed in an enameled steel optical tube. The tube rides on a stable Dobsonian base that allows easy point-and-view navigation and has a convenient carrying handle. A 2" Crayford focuser (XT6 has 1.25" rack and pinion focuser), EZ Finder II aiming device, 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25"), and quick-collimation cap are all standard equipment. Setup takes only a minute, leaving the rest of the evening to marvel at the planets, the Moon, and a myriad of deep-sky treasures. Enjoy the fantastic views - and savings! One-year limited warranty.The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger. We are proud to introduce NexStar 130 SLT. The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light gathering power than our 114 mm telescope. And the 130 SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control. The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxie, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 114 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze. View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, the polar ice caps on Mars, the cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42). Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130 SLT's 5 inch primary mirror. Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.The most compact model in our Ultima series spotting scopes, the 65mm refractor features a 45-deg viewing angle and excellent multi-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with an 18-55x zoom eyepiece. This series was designed to perform well in a range of viewing situations, making it a great all-around optical instrument. You'll love it for observing nature and long distance spotting and since it is completely waterproof you can feel comfortable using it in extreme weather. The green rubber optical tube allows for subtle observation in any nature environment. Altima spotters are a great companion for any nature or outdoor enthusiast. Soft carrying case included.If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster 76mm EQ reflector is for you. The AstroMaster 76mm EQ is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. The AstroMaster 76mm produces bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. Features include: quick and easy no-tool setup, permanently mounted StarPointer reflex sight, erect image optics, quick release dovetail attachment, German equatorial mount, pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs, and deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories.This telescope was designed with traveling in mind while offering exceptional value. The travel scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All of this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. Featuring a compact and portable design with ample optical performance, the Travel Scope is ideal for terrestrial as well as casual astronomical observation.
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