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Orion Observer 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope Kit
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!
$199.99
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$239.94
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
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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$319.94
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Orion StarBlast 80 AutoTracker Refractor Telescope Kit
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.
$299.99
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$349.94
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Orion StarBlast 90mm AZ Refractor Telescope Kit
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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$299.94
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope Kit
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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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
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.
$359.99
3 easy payments of $120.00
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$409.94
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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
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.
$179.99
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$229.94
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
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
With payment plan
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$489.94
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Orion Observer 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope Kit
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!
$179.99
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$209.94
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
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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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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$199.99
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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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$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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$113.99
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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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$10.00
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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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