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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
4.0 / 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
5.0 / 5.0
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.
$349.99
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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 StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
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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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.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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$547.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
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.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
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$597.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 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.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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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 with this great starter telescope! The kid-friendly Orion StarBlast 70mm Travel Refractor is a compact telescope perfect for daytime or nighttime viewing. Includes a 2x Barlow and MoonMap 260.
$109.99
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$120.98
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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.
$99.99
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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.
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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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Orion Observer 60mm AZ Refractor & Starter Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This affordable telescope and accessory bundle is a great choice for kids who are interested in starting a lifelong appreciation of stargazing. Includes a complete 60mm refractor telescope, Astronomy book, MoonMap 260, and Star Target planisphere.
$89.99
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$103.96
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
This winning combination of great 114mm reflector optics and an easy-to-use motorized tracking mount makes it easy to explore starry skies. The Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker telescope automatically tracks celestial objects for hassle-free views.
$279.99
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Orion StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
This portable 80mm refractor telescope is ideal for astronomy buffs on-the-go, or for those looking for a compact telescope setup with motorized tracking. After a simple alignment, this tabletop telescope will track celestial objects automatically!
$199.99
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Orion Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This is a great beginner telescope for all ages. The sturdy tripod and Altazimuth mount allow easy movement and tracking for daytime and nighttime viewing. The 70mm allows you to see objects brighter and in more detail than the 60mm.
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Orion GoScope 80mm Refractor Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.4 / 5.0
If there isn't a table nearby when you want to stargaze, we now provide our Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can gaze at stars anywhere. Bundle also includes a high-power, 6.3mm eyepiece!
$219.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact Dobsonian that shows hundreds of objects in much more detail than a 60mm refractor (a classic beginner telescope). The sturdy mount with grip knob allow for easy maneuvering.
$239.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope is perfect for the more serious beginner or intermediate stargazer. With a 130mm parabolic primary mirror, the 130ST provides great views of deep-sky objects on the included EQ-2 mount and stable tripod.
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports useful design enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, Safety Film Solar Filter and more!
$329.99
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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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