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.
Are you looking for your first Dobsonian? The SkyQuest XT6 is a classic entry-level reflector at an amazing price. The XT6 is very portable, has a stable mount, is easy to operate and is affordable, making it a perfect telescope for the beginner.
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
The SkyQuest XT10 is a very affordable intermediate Dobsonian. The stable base and the attached EZ Finder II make it easy to move the telescope and find objects. The XT10 allows you to view objects brighter and in more detail than the XT8.
Do you want to be able to view more than 14,000 celestial objects at the push of a button, without the difficulty of reading a starchart? The XT8i telescope pulls in 77% more light than the 6" model, and helps you find objects in just a few seconds!
Looking to expand your viewing power? The XT10i mirror gathers 56% more light than the XT8i, allowing you to view fainter objects. As with the XT8i, this telescope allows you to locate more than 14,000 celestial objects with the push of a button.
Automatically locate and track 42,000 celestial objects with the Orion SkyQuest XT8g telescope and included computerized GoTo system. Provides bright, clear, crisp images of deep-sky objects as well as the moon and planets.
The Orion SkyQuest XT10g GoTo Dobsonian is ideal for seeing details of deep space objects as well as the Moon and planets. Fully computerized GoTo system finds and automatically tracks any of over 42,000 celestial objects for extensive observation.
This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
The XT6i, with its object locator, allows the novice stargazer to find more than 14,000 objects with pushbutton ease. The Dobsonian telescope base is very stable yet portable, and the computerized IntelliScope system helps locate objects in seconds.
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