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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Are you looking for your first Dobsonian reflector? The SkyQuest XT6 is a classic entry-level telescope at an amazing price. The XT6 is easy to operate, affordable, and this bundle comes with a 2x Shorty Barlow and the Beginning Stargazer's toolkit.
$329.99
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$399.94
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
4.6 / 5.0
This combination of our popular StarBlast 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.
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$239.99
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$199.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Our compact StarBlast 4.5 EQ combines 4.5" aperture wide-field (f/4.0) parabolic reflector optics with our sturdy EQ-1 equatorial mount. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$259.99
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$315.95
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Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 5.0
The Orion FunScope AstroDazzle Reflector Kit includes extra accessories for beginning stargazers. The Orion-exclusive telescope is decorated with a unique, full-color collage of popular space objects that's a joy to look at and through!
$199.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Good affordable beginner reflector telescope with 4.5" diameter mirror lens provides clear views of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep-sky objects. Portable design with compact, pre-assembled tabletop base makes setup easy for the whole family.
$209.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Value Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Along with the complete telescope, the Orion Starblast 4.5 EQ Value Kit also includes 15mm and 6mm wide-angle Expanse eyepieces (30x and 75x respectively), EZ Finder II sight, Astronomy book, MoonMap 260, Star Target planisphere, and more.
$229.99
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$255.96
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Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 5.0
Explore a new fun hobby for the whole family with the Orion FunScope AstroDazzle Reflector! This Orion-exclusive telescope is decorated with a unique, full-color collage of popular space objects that's sure to inspire every stargazer in the family.
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$179.99
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$159.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 3 is a great beginner's telescope at a great price. It is perfect for viewing the moon, planets, and some nebulas. A very portable, light weight, and uncomplicated telescope.
$129.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
Affordable and easy to use, the Orion SpaceProbe 3 is a great nighttime telescope for kids and the whole family. Youngsters will enjoy taking the SpaceProbe 3 out to the backyard for great views of the Moon, planets and more.
$109.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 AZ Reflector Telescope & Starter Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This 3" reflector telescope and accessory bundle is a perfect for children who are interested in stargazing. Includes a complete 3" altazimuth reflector telescope, Astronomy book, Moon Map, and Star Target planisphere.
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Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
The lightweight, compact design of the GoScope 80mm makes it perfect for the beginner and a great grab-and-go telescope. The red-dot finder makes it easy to locate objects in the night sky, and the 80mm allows you to see more than with the 70mm.
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$129.99
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$119.99
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Moon Kit
4.9 / 5.0
The FunScope is a great telescope for kids and families to explore astronomy affordably. The FunScope Moon Kit includes the Orion MoonMap 260, a 20mm eyepiece for 15x views, a 10mm eyepiece for 30x views, and a red-dot finder.
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$69.99
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$59.99
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Orion Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Bundle
4.8 / 5.0
Celebrate with the stars this holiday season with a limited edition ruby-red SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian.This special version of our best-selling 8" Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope includes a 35mm DeepView 2" eyepiece and Shorty 2x Barlow!
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$479.99
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$459.99
3 easy payments of $153.33
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Orion 40th Anniversary SkyQuest XT8 Dobsonian Telescope
With a unique silver telescope tube and a deluxe set of extra accessories, this limted-edition 40th Anniversary SkyQuest XT8 Dobsonian reflector telescope is sure to stand out at star parties and dark sky sites.
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$499.99
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$479.99
3 easy payments of $160.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
With fast, f/4.4 wide-field optics, and substantial 4.5" aperture, the StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector is ideal for observing deep-sky objects and bright views of the Moon and planets. Included eyepieces provide magnifications of 21.7x and 50x.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
The 130mm (5.1") StarSeeker IV supplies bright views of the night sky with its wide, f/5 parabolic optics. The included 23mm eyepiece yields 28.2x views, while the more powerful 10mm eyepiece provides 65x magnification.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
3.7 / 5.0
The largest StarSeeker IV collects a ton of light with its 6" aperture optical tube for detailed views of deep-sky objects, as well as super-bright lunar and planetary observations. Included eyepieces provide 32.6x and 75x viewing magnifications.
$579.99
3 easy payments of $193.33
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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope
This long-tube, 80mm-aperture, f/11.2 GoTo refractor is ideal for exploring the Moon and planets, as well as brighter deep-sky objects. Provides viewing magnifications of 39x and 90x with included eyepieces. Includes 1.25" star diagonal.
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$449.99
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$429.99
3 easy payments of $143.33
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
4.3 / 5.0
This portable 102mm "Grab-and-GoTo" Mak-Cass grabs a lot of light with its 4" objective lens, and its extra-long f/12.7 optics provide stunning views of bright deep-sky objects, the planets, and Moon. Included eyepieces provide 57x and 130x views.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
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Orion Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The Observer 70mm Telescope Kit comes with everything you need to start observing the night sky. Includes Observer 70mm AZ refractor, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, EZ Finder II, 90-degree diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Star Target, and more!
$179.99
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$205.95
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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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