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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 StarBlast 70 Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
Get youngsters and the whole family outside for astronomical adventures in your own backyard with this great starter telescope and value-packed accessory kit!
$129.99
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$132.97
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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope Kit
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo telescope system.
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$479.99
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$449.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The extra accessories included in this value-packed GoTo kit are perfect for amateur astronomers of all skill levels. The Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optics.
$519.99
3 easy payments of $173.33
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$547.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo system.
$569.99
3 easy payments of $190.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
4.4 / 5.0
The Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo telescope presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optical performance. With the extra accessories in this value-packed kit, the whole family will have fun stargazing.
$629.99
3 easy payments of $210.00
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$677.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit
4.3 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo telescope system.
$644.99
3 easy payments of $215.00
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$657.96
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Orion StarBlast 70mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Get the whole family outside for astronomical adventures from the comfort of your own backyard with this great starter telescope! The kid-friendly Orion StarBlast 70mm Travel Refractor is a compact telescope perfect for budding astronomers.
$109.99
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
With substantial 90mm aperture and versatile f/7.3 optics, the Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor is the great grab-and-go telescope you've been looking for! Includes slow-motion controls, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, and more!
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$229.99
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$199.99
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Orion Observer 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Observer 70mm is affordable and easy to operate. It has brighter more detailed view than the 60mm. The telescope comes with everything you need to start observing right away. This is a great beginner telescope.
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$149.99
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$139.99
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The SkyScanner 100mm table top reflector is a perfect starter telescope. It is large enough to view night sky objects such as the Moon, planets, and bright nebulas and star clusters, yet compact enough to sit on a desk or store in your closet.
$109.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
The Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector is a perfect family telescope. The short focal length allows you to see more of the sky, which makes it easier for beginners to find objects. The adjustable tripod makes this a good choice for the whole family.
$219.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
The SpaceProbe 130EQ is an affordable beginner telescope. The classic long-tube Newtonian design allows for all around great performance. The EQ-2 mount is very sturdy and you can add the optional electronic drive for automatic tracking.
$279.99
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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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