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Orion Moon Madness Value Kit, Includes 1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter, 1.25" Explorer II & Sirius Plossl Eyepieces, MoonMap 260 and AstroGoggles

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About the Orion Moon Madness Value Kit

You'll go loony with delight when viewing the lunar surface with the help of Orion Moon Madness Value Kit. This value-packed assortment of useful accessories lets you get the most out of each and every view of Earth's only natural satellite.

When installed on a 1.25" telescope eyepiece, the included Orion 13% Transmission Moon Filter will bring out considerably more lunar surface details thanks to the boosted contrast. Not only will more surface features and details pop out, but you can study them in greater comfort, thanks to Moon Filter reducing overall brightness without altering color. This neutral-density telescope eyepiece filter reduces irradiation, which is the distortion at the boundary between light and dark areas, such as along the lunar terminator. Using a Moon filter also helps conserve dark-adapted vision while viewing the lunar surface, especially when using big telescopes with 6" of aperture and larger.

A twist of the housing of the included 7-21mm Orion Explorer II Zoom Telescope Eyepiece changes the focal length from 21mm to 7mm, or to any focal length in between. That makes it ideal for scanning the entire Moon at low magnification, then zooming in at higher magnifications for closer inspection of cratered areas - without changing eyepieces! Actual magnification range will depend on the focal length of your telescope. This four-lens telescope eyepiece boasts fully coated optics and exceptionally long eye relief ranging from 33mm to 16mm for comfortable views. Apparent field of view is 30deg. at 21mm and 43deg. at 7mm. A rubber traction ring ensures a good grip and easy zoom adjustment. The 1.25" barrel is threaded for filters, so you can install the Moon Filter for great lunar views.

The included high-power 6.3mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece offers a wide 52deg. apparent field of view, ideal for high-magnification Moon viewing. The 6.3mm Orion Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece yields extremely sharp scenes with impressively high contrast and it's ideal for all types of telescopes: reflector, refractor and catadioptric. The Plossl 4-element eyepiece design is renowned for its outstanding performance and is threaded for use with 1.25" filters such as the included Moon Filter.

The included Orion MoonMap 260 is a useful reference map of the Moon's surface that will help the whole family learn the names and locations of more than 260 craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and other interesting lunar features you can explore with your telescope. Use the MoonMap 260 to identify craters you've observed, or use it before you go out with a telescope to plan a night full of Moon-watching family fun. Put on the included Orion AstroGoggles and wear them for a half-hour or so before you use your telescope to help your eyes adapt to the darkness of the night sky.

Orion Moon Madness Value Kit Includes

  • Orion 1.25" 13% Transmission Moon Filter
  • Explorer II 7-21mm Zoom Telescope Eyepiece, 1.25"
  • 6.3mm Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece, 1.25"
  • MoonMap 260
  • AstroGoggles
  • Orion 1 Year Limited Warranty

Orion Moon Madness Value Kit Features

  • Go loony for lunar views with this thorough assortment of gear for observing the Moon
  • Popular 13% transmission Moon Filter is a must-have for looking at our planet's nearest neighbor in the solar system through a telescope
  • Use the Explorer II Zoom 7-21mm Eyepiece to view the whole Moon, then zoom in on a smaller area for closer inspection of craters and mountains
  • The included 6.3mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece provides very high-power views
  • The Orion MoonMap 260 lets you look up the names of the lunar features you see through the telescope

Orion Moon Madness Value Kit Specifications

Eyepiece focal length 21.0mm - 7.0mm
Barrel size 1.25"
Apparent field of view 30.0deg. - 43deg.
Eye relief 33.0mm
Coatings Fully coated
Number of elements 4
Filter threads Yes
Blackened lens edges Yes
Body material Aluminum
Dimensions 3.2 x 1.6" / 8.12 x 4.06 cm
Weight 6 oz / 170.09 g
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