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Orion 08890 1.25-Inch Premium Telescope Accessory Kit (silver)
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- Thorough assortment of choice 1.25 inch astronomy accessories let you get the most out of any telescope - and save compared to buying items separately!
- Includes 12 premium accessories for any telescope - 5 telescope eyepieces, 6 eyepiece filters, and a versatile Barlow lens
- Includes 5 Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces - 40mm, 17mm, 10mm, 7.5mm, and 6.3mm focal lengths for viewing at five different magnifications
- Also includes 6 eyepiece filters - 5 color planetary filters and a 13 percent transmission neutral-density Moon filter enhance views of our nearest celestial neighbors when they are attached to any 1.25 inch eyepiece
- A powerful Shorty 2x Barlow lens doubles the magnification of any inserted 1.25 inch eyepiece, providing a wide variety of magnification options with the included eyepieces, as well as any other 1.25 inch eyepiece you already own
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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 inch accessories in a foam-lined hard carry case to help you get the most out of each evening spent with your telescope. The Orion Premium Telescope Accessory Kit includes an aluminum carry case with a custom die-cut foam interior designed to keep all accessories organized, secure, and ready for use. The carry case measures 12.5 inches x 11.5 inches x 5.5 inches and weighs 4.7 lbs. with all the included accessories stowed safely inside. Every telescope deserves a thorough set of accessories, and every amateur astronomer deserves to enjoy the enhanced views a complete set of accessories provide. With an Orion Premium Telescope Accessory Kit, you and your telescope are sure to get the most out of every clear evening.
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This set doesn't come with either a list of the contents or any sort of description of what you have. The video at the company website is sort of helpful, but not as much as I want to know about what these do. Actually, the Orion telescopes website does give this information if you go to the more info, but it would have been nice to have had it in the box rather than dig at the website (Note: I bought another set of filters from Orion which came with a manual).
I bought this on the recommendation of the other reviews and I am sure that these are worth the money, but it's a bit frustrating for the neophyte who has no idea of what they are for and then have to go to the website and hunt for the information.
Actually, I can say that this is a pretty good set for the money and will allow you to get quite a bit out of your telescope if you have something similar to what I have (Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope). If you have a backup scope like the Go Scope, these are also pretty useful.
I will say this about Orion, they are incredibly helpful. The website has more, and better, information than what comes with the scope. And customer service will answer any question you have.
But, the reason I give this set a 4 instead of a 5 is that it would have been nice to have had this info come with the set.
BTW, after figuring out what I have here, this is a good set for the money. The Barlow Lens will do the trick--especially if you are a neophyte! This is OK for beginners, someone starting out with a telescope.
But, as I said, you are going to have to hunt to figure out how to use them.
BTW, this is the info:
Five 1.25" Sirius Plossl eyepieces - 40mm, 17mm, 10mm, 7.5mm, and 6.3mm focal lengths
Five 1.25" color eyepiece filters - #12 Yellow, #23 Orange, #25 Red, #58 Green and #80A Blue
1.25" 2x Shorty Barlow Lens
1.25" neutral-density 13% transmission Moon filter for telescope eyepieces
Foam-lined hard (aluminum) carry case
Five 1.25" Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepieces
Using different eyepieces enables you to "zoom in" on details with low focal-length high-magnification eyepieces to view, for example, a specific cratered region of the Moon. Conversely, using moderate to long focal length eyepieces provide a wider field of view to take in larger swaths of the night sky to view, for example, the entire disk of the full Moon, or a wide-field open star cluster or gaseous nebula. Five Sirius Plossl eyepieces are included to provide a comprehensive variety of viewing magnifications. Plossl eyepieces feature four-element optics that are multi-coated and a pleasantly wide 52° apparent field of view (43° for the 40mm eyepiece).
The 40mm focal length eyepiece will show a very wide area of sky in most telescopes. The 17 and 10mm eyepieces provide a moderate viewing power for taking in more detail on target objects. The high magnification 7.5mm and 6.3mm Plossl eyepieces yield very high viewing powers.
1.25" 2x Shorty Barlow
The included Shorty 2x Barlow doubles the magnifying power of any 1.25" eyepiece used with it, providing an easy way to effectively double the number of magnification options at your disposal. The Shorty's 2x amplifier lens is an achromatic glass doublet that is multi-coated with anti-reflection coatings to ensure excellent light transmission. The machined and anodized aluminum housing is internally baffled to eliminate unwanted reflections and increase contrast, and features filter threads to accept any 1.25" Orion eyepiece filter.
1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter
A neutral density Moon filter reduces distracting glare during brighter phases and optimize contrast of lunar landscape features. Not only will you see more surface features, but you can study them in greater comfort. This telescope filter reduces irradiation, which is the distortion at the boundary between light and dark areas, such as along the lunar terminator.
Five 1.25" Color Eyepiece Filters
Five color eyepiece filters are included to accentuate lunar and planetary features and details as indicated below:
* Enhances contrast of lunar features
* Coaxes out details of dark features of the Martian landscape and cloud detail in Mars' thin atmosphere
* Improves contrast on the crescent of Venus
* Helps resolve the cloud belts and polar regions of Jupiter
* Adds contrast to lunar features
* Enhances edge surface detail on Mars
* Improves contrast of Jupiter's cloud belts, festoons, and the red spot
* Helps define the belts and poles of Saturn
* Enhances Martian surface details
* Augments bluish cloud regions on Jupiter and Saturn
* Increases contrast of Mercury against blue sky
* Improves cloud definition on Venus
* Improves contrast of blue and red structures on Jupiter
* Reveals melt line detail around Martian polar caps
* Enhances views of cloud belts on Saturn
* Enhances details in Jupiter's cloud belts and Red Spot
* Increases contrast of high clouds and polar caps on Mars
* Highlights lunar surface details
* Adds contrast to cloud features on Venus
As far as the product goes it is great! It delivers everything that is advertised. The only problem is, I am new to star gazing and didn't know what I needed to satisfy my needs. Here is what I've learned and I hope it helps you make an educated decision. Couple things to consider.
1. Make sure that you know your telescope, and how to calculate your optimal magnification for the objects you wish to view.
The magnification equation looks like this:
Magnification = (Telescopes Focal Length)/(Lens)
Typically, you do not want to exceed 50x per inch of your telescopes diameter or your images will be blurry. For example, I have an 8 inch Dobsonian, so 8x50 = 400x.
Finally, Research what the best magnification is for the objects you wish to view.
2. Something to consider. Changing out the lenses can be a tiring task. I tend to use the 40mm to find the object I am looking for, and then quickly swap it out with the 10mm or 6.3mm lenses. I will definitely buy something like this https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-93230-24mm-1-25-Eyepiece/dp/B0007UQNV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469147720&sr=8-1&keywords=zoom+telescope+eyepiece with my next paycheck, and a couple of these with different lens ranges will likely replace this entire case. To me this seems like the way to go.
Shipping was pretty fast (3 days) and the package was well packed. The small lock and key mechanism on my case does not work, but it is not a deal breaker because I have no intention in ever using it. The case is also plastic, not aluminum but I did not expect this kit to go that far. It does feel pretty solid though. On the inside is plenty of room for filters, extra spotting scope, and maybe two 1.25" or one 2" eye piece if you cut the foam right. I used the space for a spotting scope for some laser pointers and a (red) flash light instead. I also was able to tuck the XT8 manual and tools under the foam just in case.
The eye pieces and filters seem pretty good quality for the price. They are all metal bodied and feel of solid construction. I was impressed with the difference between the eye pieces. Going from the stock XT8 25mm EP to the 40mm was like the difference between a 19" monitor and a 40" tv. The image was also surprisingly bright. The smallest EP is great for looking at tiny objects. I was able to read a bill board on the Las Vegas strip from about 12 miles away with it. The filters impressed me quite a bit too. I was expecting the same effect you get as looking through cellophane but they were all very clear.
I would recommend this to anyone new to astronomy without a club near by to sample different EP's/filters.