|What's Special About It? |
Next to the telescope itself eyepieces are probably the most important part of an astronomical telescope set up. With the right eyepieces and filters you can enhance your viewing by increasing magnification and clarity
What Do You Get?
The Celestron Eyepiece Accessory Kit has been designed for to provide a good range of eyepiece options to cover most seeing situations. So, you get five superior grade Plössl eyepieces. All are standard 1.25 inch fittings. All the eyepieces are multi-coated for maximum contrast and resolution. The sizes are 6mm, 8mm, 13mm, 17mm, and 32mm. You also get a 2x Barlow lens which will double the magnification of whichever eyepiece it is used in conjunction with. Apart from the eyepieces and the Barlow lens you the Celestron Eyepiece Accessory kit contains six coloured eyepiece filters. These are used for lunar and planetary observations. You can read more about the filters in the paragraph below. Finally you get a very nice aluminium carry case to keep it all in. The case has room for all the items in the Celestron Eyepiece Accessory Kit and the interior is made of die-cut foam.
Eyepieces are fairly easy to understand, but what are the filters for? You get seven filters, they are all designed for planetary and lunar observation. Orange will enhance lunar features, will reveal more detail in the banding features of Jupiter and Saturn and will help to reduce the blue sky interference of dusk and dawn observation of Mercury and Venus. Blue helps with definition and is used to bring out the red spot on Jupiter and will enhance low contrast features on Saturn. Deep Yellow also enhances lunar features, it will enhance the desert areas on Mars and will reveal low contrast surface features on Venus. Red brings out the polar ice caps on Mars and also sharpens the boundaries of the yellow Martian dust clouds, it will also help twilight observation of Mercury and Venus when the planets are near the horizon. Light Green is also used for polar and sand storm features on Mars, it also helps with the low contrast hues of blue and red in the atmosphere of Jupiter and the cloud patterns on Venus.Green is great for brighter comets and enhances the white features in Saturn's atmosphere. There is also a Moon Filter. This reduces the brightness of the moon and improves contrast so that you can see more detail on the lunar surface.
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