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SkyLine 8" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
Loaded with great features and a deluxe set of performance enhancing accessories, the SkyLine 8" Dobsonian Reflector is a substantial telescope capable of providing amazing views of the Moon, planets, nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
The Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector is a perfect family telescope. Its short focal length allows you to see more of the sky, which makes it easier for beginners to find objects. Includes 25mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces, MoonMap 260, and more!
$199.99
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
4.6 / 5.0
This combination of the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector and AstroTrack Motor Drive is a complete telescope setup that's ideal for any backyard astronomer who wants to enjoy the benefits of motorized tracking with a wide-field optical instrument.
$229.99
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$259.98
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Our compact StarBlast II 4.5 EQ combines 4.5" aperture wide-field (f/4.0) parabolic reflector optics with a sturdy equatorial mount equipped with slow-motion controls. Value-packed kit includes a Shorty 2x Barlow and Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$249.99
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$286.95
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Orion Observer 60mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Sun & Moon Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This complete telescope kit is packed with everything you need to enjoy safe views of the Sun during the day and stunning views of the Moon, planets and starry skies at night. Includes the Orion Observer 60mm Altaz Refractor telescope and much more!
$129.99
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$198.93
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Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Sun & Moon Kit
4.5 / 5.0
This telescope kit is packed with everything you need to enjoy safe views of the Sun and stunning views of the Moon and starry skies. Includes the complete FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope, Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter and much more!
$199.99
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$276.93
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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Sun & Moon Kit
5.0 / 5.0
This complete telescope kit lets you enjoy safe views of the Sun during the day and stunning views of the Moon and starry skies at night. Includes the StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor, Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter, and much more!
$429.99
3 easy payments of $143.33
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$493.93
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Sun & Moon Kit
4.8 / 5.0
Explore the Sun safely during the day and study the Moon and stars at night with this complete telescope kit. Includes the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope, a 6.58" ID Orion Full Aperture Glass Solar Filter, Moon Filter and much more!
$429.99
3 easy payments of $143.33
With payment plan
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$468.94
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Sun & Moon Kit
4.5 / 5.0
This complete telescope kit will let you enjoy safe views of the Sun during the day and powerful views of starry skies at night. Includes the Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass telescope, Deluxe Safety Film Solar Filter and much more!
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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$755.93
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Sun & Moon Kit
4.0 / 5.0
This complete telescope kit comes with everything you need to enjoy safe views of the Sun during the day and stunning views of the Moon and starry skies at night. Includes StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector, Full Aperture Glass Solar Filter and more!
$739.99
3 easy payments of $246.66
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$825.92
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Sun & Moon Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This Sun and Moon Kit includes the Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope with Safety Film Solar Filter, a 5-pack of Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewers, the Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide and an Orion Moon Filter.
$349.99
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$377.96
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Sun & Moon Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This Sun and Moon Kit includes the Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope with Safety Film Solar Filter, a 5-pack of Orion Solar Eclipse Safe Viewers, the Orion 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Guide and an Orion Moon Filter.
$529.99
3 easy payments of $176.66
With payment plan
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$547.96
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
This refractor telescope goes the extra distance in introducing the novice to the wonders of the night sky. The Observer II 70 refractor features a 70mm-aperture achromatic objective lens, which provides 36% more light-gathering ability than a 60mm.
$119.99
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
An ideal telescope for the observer on-the-go, the compact Observer 80ST packs a lot of performance into a petite telescope design. This short, f/5.0 refractor delivers wide views of the Moon and planets as well as brighter nebulas and star clusters.
$129.99
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope
Affordable and easy to use, the Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm reflector is a great nighttime telescope for the whole family. Everyone will enjoy taking the SpaceProbe II 76mm telescope out to the backyard for great views of the Moon, planets and more.
$79.99
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Orion GrandView 12-36x50mm WP Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
This compact waterproof spotting scope is perfect for outdoor adventurers who want impeccable views of nature in a conveniently portable instrument. Complete kit includes 12-36x50mm spotting scope with angled eyepiece, tripod, and case.
$99.99
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Orion GrandView 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
This powerful spotting scope features a continuous zoom magnification range of 20-60x which lets you scan the horizon at 20-power and boost magnification all the way to 60-power when you want to take a closer look. Tabletop tripod and case included.
$149.99
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
This value-packed kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky right away. Includes Observer II 70mm telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, red-dot sight, diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide book and more!
$149.99
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$206.95
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
This compact and portable refractor telescope with fast f/5 optics provides wonderfully wide views of the night sky. Along with the Observer 80ST refractor, the accessories included in this value-packed kit will enhance your stargazing experiences.
$159.99
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$216.95
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Orion Observer 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This value-packed telescope kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky. Includes 70mm refractor, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, EZ Finder II, 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Star Target planisphere, Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book, and more!
$149.99
If purchased separately
$199.94
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More About Beginner Telescopes
The question of which telescope is best for the beginner is asked a lot. The answer to that question really depends on what is important to you, because the best telescope for a beginner is one that they will use and enjoy. There are many factors, most of which can only be answered by you, to pick the best beginner telescope Price, portability, what you can see with your new telescope, and features such as computerized and GoTo functionality are the common attributes for the beginner to consider. Beginner telescopes are typically easy to use and maintain, will show you the moon and planets, and feature good optical and mechanical quality. Click the "Resources to Help You Choose a Telescope" link above for more information.

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