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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.
$249.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
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.
$299.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
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.
$349.99
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Orion XT4.5 Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.7 / 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.
$299.99
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$353.95
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Orion XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.5 / 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 Stargazers toolkit.
$349.99
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$403.95
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Orion XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow 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.
$399.99
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$453.95
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Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is both high power and compact - perfect for the beginner for both astronomy and terrestrial viewing. The correct-image finder scope makes locating objects a cinch.
$249.99
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Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The compact yet powerful Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is great for observers wanting to get fantastic views during the night or day. Small enough that you can tuck it into a daypack or store it on a bookshelf.
$299.99
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Orion ShortTube 80 Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.1 / 5.0
The beginner can explore the planets, moon, and bright deep-sky objects with the Orion ShortTube 80 EQ. It is easy to take outside and set up and can be used on a tripod as a daytime spotting scope. Track objects easily with the slow motion controls.
$299.99
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$329.98
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Orion ShortTube 80-T Refractor Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
The ShortTube 80-T is ideal for beginning stargazing or terrestrial viewing. This scope offers a wide field of view with sharper images and better definition and contrast. Attaches to Orion equatorial mounts or photo tripods.
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Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
An upgraded version of the ShortTube 80, the 80-A is very portable and is perfect for the beginning astronomer. Wide field of view makes it ideal for deep sky viewing. The refractor optical tube attaches easily to any Orion telescope mount.
$199.99
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