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Ken's Picks: Beginner Telescopes Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5-inch Reflector Telescope Kit Orion GoScope II 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Value Kit

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Orion Observer 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
This value-packed kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky right away. Includes Observer 70mm telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, EZ Finder II, diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide book and more!
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$199.99
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$179.99
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Celestron Inspire 70mm AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The lightest telescope in the Inspire series! The Inspire 70AZ is the ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, offers easier transport and storage, and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.
$179.95
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope
The powerful GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Explore distant objects in detail with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope 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.
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Orion StarBlast 80 AutoTracker Refractor Telescope Kit
4.0 / 5.0
This portable 80mm refractor is ideal for on-the-go astronomers, or for those looking for a compact telescope with precise automatic tracking abilities. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
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$299.99
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$249.99
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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.
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$649.99
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$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
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Orion StarBlast 90mm AZ Refractor Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
With its substantial 90mm (3.5") aperture and f/7.3 optics, the StarBlast 90mm Refractor is the great grab-and-go telescope you've been looking for. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$259.99
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$329.94
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Celestron AstroFi 90mm Wi-Fi Refractor Telescope
The Astro Fi 90mm Refractor is a fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.
$399.95
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope Kit
4.4 / 5.0
The StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector makes it easy for the whole family to stargaze with its combination of great optics and a motorized mount. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$299.99
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$379.94
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Celestron AstroFi 102mm Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The Astro Fi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is a fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.
$419.95
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ is a great choice for the more serious beginning stargazer who wants great performance, particularly on deep-sky objects. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
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$359.99
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x60mm Zoom Spotting Scope
This 20-60x60mm spotting scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Powerful zoom magnification range of 20-60x lets you explore objects in detail.
$299.99
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Celestron Inspire 80mm AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Inspire 80AZ offers the longest focal length in the Inspire line for higher power views of the planets and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.
$209.95
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Moon Kit
This complete kit is packed with extra accessories at a great value. Includes the FunScope 76mm reflector which comes with 20mm and 10mm eyepieces and an EZ Finder II sight, plus an Orion MoonMap 260, Moon Filter and Telescope Observer's Guide book.
$89.99
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$109.97
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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 SpaceProbe 3 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 5.0
With this 3" reflector telescope you can view the cratered surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and gigantic Jupiter along with its brightest moons. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
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$159.99
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Celestron Inspire 100mm AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Inspire 100AZ offers the longest focal length in the Inspire line for higher power views of the planets and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.
$289.95
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic reflector has features for both beginners and experienced users. It has a large aperture, the stable base glides easily to give you total pointing control, and this package includes a Barlow and Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$419.99
3 easy payments of $140.00
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$489.94
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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!
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$149.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact Dobsonian reflector that shows hundreds of objects in much more detail than a 60mm refractor (a classic beginner telescope). This kit includes a Barlow and stargazer's toolkit.
$279.99
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$349.94
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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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