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Orion Observer 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
This value-packed kit comes with everything you need to start observing the night sky right away. Includes Observer 70mm EQ refractor telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, EZ Finder II, 90-degree diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, and more!
$199.99
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$236.45
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Orion StarBlast 70 Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
4.7 / 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!
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$129.99
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$119.99
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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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$459.99
3 easy payments of $153.33
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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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$545.45
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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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$595.45
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 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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$675.45
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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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$655.46
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
In addition to an excellent reflector telescope and precise equatorial mount, this complete telescope kit comes with extra accessories which will help you get the most out of every evening under the stars.
$389.99
3 easy payments of $130.00
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Orion StarBlast 90mm AZ Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
5.0 / 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.
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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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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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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.
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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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$219.99
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$199.99
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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.
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$279.99
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Orion Observer 60mm AZ Refractor & Starter Kit
4.7 / 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.
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 EQ Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.8 / 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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$179.99
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Orion XT4.5 Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow 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 toolkit.
$279.99
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$321.45
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Telescope & Beginner Barlow 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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$339.99
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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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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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