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Antares 1.25" Color Filters, Set of 4 (FS2) $54.99
Why We Recommend
Filters will add contrast to really bright objects like the moon and planets. To make the details pop, use the ND25 filter for the moon, and contrasting colors for the planets.
Formac Lorimer Books
110 Things to See With a Telescope by John... $23.95
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This is our favorite book for beginners! It organizes 110 beginner-telescope friendly targets by viewing season, shows you where to find them, and what you should expect to see.
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Celestron PowerTank Glow 5000 (93585) $59.95 $69.95
Why We Recommend
This rechargeable red LED light will help you see what you're doing (or find your keys) without ruining your night-vision. It also doubles as a power bank for your phone or other small devices.
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2023 Night Sky Almanac $14.95
Why We Recommend
This month-by-month guide will take you through the highlights of the night sky. Want to know when Juipiter is at opposition (brightest)? Looking to plan around the next lunar eclipse? This is your guide.
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Celestron Deluxe Lens Cleaning Kit (93576) $29.95
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Keep your optics clean and clear with this deluxe lens cleaning kit. It includes everything that you need to deal with dust and finger prints so that you're not compromising your view.
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Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8-24mm Clickst... $357.03 $399.95
Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV: fourth generation of Baader-Zoom, 68° Widefield eyepiece with five magnifications - focal lenghts 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24mm clearly defined with "smoothed-out" improved Clickstop Action (a must for effortless binoviewing) Description Hyperion Mark IV Universal Zoom 8-24mm Eyepiece with 1¼" / 2" nosepieces and ClickStop-Action Zoom-lenses in general are not really famous for high quality optics. Also many zoom-eyepieces do not deliver the best possible image quality at high magnification because they were designed with focus on the price-tag so that image sharpness and field size is getting worse with increased magnification. The recognition...
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Celestron X-Cel LX 5mm Eyepiece 1.25" (93421) $148.95
Why We Recommend
Celestron X-Cel LX series eyepieces offer a 60º apparent field of view, perfect for the Moon, the planets, and a plethora of deep-sky objects. The premium six-element eyepiece will give beautiful high-magnification views.
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Baader Planetarium
Baader Planetarium Hyperion 5mm Eyepiece (... $164.01 $219.95
Most telescopes are supplied with one or two simple eyepieces in the set, which do not exploit the performance of the optics. Moderate contrast and sharpness and small field of vision quickly spoil the fun of the sky observation. With Hyperion eyepieces you get everything out of your telescope! Description You can distinguish between the series with "Prime lenses" f = 5 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 13 mm, 17 mm, 21 mm, 24 mm, the two great eyepieces aspheric 31 mm and 36 mm, as well as the Hyperion zoom eyepiece with infinitely variable focal length of 8 mm...
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Celestron X-Cel LX 7mm Eyepiece 1.25" (93422) $148.95
Why We Recommend
Celestron X-Cel LX series eyepieces offer a 60º apparent field of view, perfect for the Moon, the planets, and a plethora of deep-sky objects. The premium six-element eyepiece will give beautiful high-magnification views.

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Celestron Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ (22452) $324.95
Why We Recommend
Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer-the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you.
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Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ (22461) $634.95
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Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer-the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you.
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Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Collapsible Table... $370.00
In 1668, Sir Isaac Newton invented the first reflector telescope. By using mirrors instead of optical lenses, Newton was able to increase the aperture of his telescope while reducing the overall size of the tube, leading to brighter views of the night sky. The Heritage 130 pays homage to this design by honoring some of the great astronomers throughout history: Galileo, Messier, Kepler, Newton, among others. By using a lightweight 130mm parabolic primary mirror and a compact, manual azimuth mount, the Heritage 130 is the perfect blend of portability and aperture, just as Newton intended. Description Collecting 319% more light...
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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ (22460) $634.95
Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer, the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app's user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. Its like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Description Dock, Launch, Explore Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your...

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