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The Orion 1.25" Premium 20-Piece Color Planetary Filter Set is an ideal accessory for any backyard stargazer who enjoys observing the planets of our solar system. This Premium 20-piece filter set includes our most complete assortment of 1.25" color filters to help enhance observations of the Moon and planets.

 

Since planetary surface details and atmospheric phenomena reflect sunlight as contrasting colors, you can use color filters to accentuate subtle details on planets, comets, and the Moon by selectively increasing contrast between features and markings of different hues. Simply put: using various color filters makes planetary details easier to see. You can also "stack" multiple filters to combine filtration effects for unique results.  

 

Each filter included in the Orion Premium 20-Piece Color Planetary Filter Set is vat-dyed for even color coating and then anti-reflection coated for peak performance. Each included color filter features a 1.25" anodized aluminum cell threaded for use with 1.25" Orion telescope eyepieces. Filters can also be stacked to achieve additional enhancement benefits. Each filter can also be used with filter wheels and/or filter sliders for quick and convenient swapping during viewing sessions to compare differently filtered views. (Filter wheels and filter sliders sold separately.)

 

Below is a list of each filter included in the Orion Premium 20-Piece Color Planetary Filter Set, along with just a couple of the planetary and lunar features they help accentuate. A more detailed summary of suggested uses for each filter is featured in the instruction manual that comes with the filter set. The manual also includes detailed transmission graphs for each of the 20 color filters. View the Orion Premium 20-Piece Color Planetary Filter Set Guide (opens in a separate window).

FILTERSET

Orion 1.25" Premium 20-Piece Color Planetary Filter Set

No. 8 Light Yellow

Enhances:

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  • Surface plains and Maria features on Mars

  • Orange and red belt features of Jupiter and Saturn

 

No. 11 Yellow-Green

Enhances:

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  • Darkens Maria features on Mars

  • Reduces color aberrations from achromatic refractor telescopes

 

No. 12 Yellow

Enhances:

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  • Polar ice caps on Mars

  • Festoon features on Jupiter

 

No. 15 Deep Yellow

Enhances:

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  • Red and orange features of Saturn and Jupiter

  • Polar caps and orange desert regions of Mars

 

No. 21 Orange

Enhances:

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  • Dust storms on Mars

  • Loops, festoons, and ovals on Jupiter

 

No. 23A Light Red

Enhances:

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  • Polar regions of Jupiter

  • Belts of Saturn

 

No. 25 Red

Enhances:

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  • Contrast and cloud definition of Venus

  • Bluish cloud regions of Jupiter and Saturn

 

No. 29 Deep Red

Enhances:

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  • Transits of the moons of Jupiter

  • Contrast between the sky and planets Mercury and Venus

 

No. 30 Light Magenta

Enhances:

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  • Red and blue features on Mars

  • Rings of Saturn

 

No. 32 Magenta

Enhances:

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  • Ovals of Jupiter

  • Blue/green contrast on Uranus and Neptune

 

No. 38A Blue

Enhances:

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  • Clouds and atmospheric features of Venus

  • Atmospheric clouds on Mars

 

No. 44A Light Blue-Green

Enhances:

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  • Limb hazes of Mars

  • Lunar transient phenomenon (LTP)

 

No. 46 Deep Blue

Enhances:

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  • Reduces the glare of Venus in large telescopes

  • Lunar detail in large telescopes

 

No. 47 Violet

Enhances:

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  • Polar ice caps of Mars in large telescopes

  • Limb hazes and terminator clouds of Mars

 

No. 56 Light Green

Enhances:

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  • Frost patches of Mars

  • Belts of Jupiter

 

No. 57 Medium Green

Enhances:

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  • Rings of Saturn

  • Lunar detail in small telescopes

 

No. 58 Green

Enhances:

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  • Contrast of blue and red structures on Jupiter

  • Melt lines around Martian polar ice caps

 

No. 64 Blue-Green

Enhances:

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  • Ice fogs of Mars

  • Polar hazes of Mars

 

No. 80A Medium Blue

Enhances:

 

Details of Jupiter's cloud belts and Great Red Spot

High clouds and polar caps of Mars

 

No. 82A Pale Blue

Enhances:

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  • Orange and purple cloud belts of Jupiter and Saturn

  • Areas of low contrast on the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

An included metal storage case with die-cut foam interior keeps each filter secure, clean and safe during transport. A handy quick-reference guide found inside the metal storage case lid provides at-a-glance information indicating the best uses for each filter.

 

In addition to visual use, each filter in the Orion Premium 20-Piece Color Planetary Filter Set can also be used for astrophotography of the Moon and planets. They'll help you accentuate specific planetary and lunar features in your planetary pictures.

 

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

$229.99