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Orion StarMax 90 Mak-Cass Telescope & Planetary Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The Orion StarMax 90 Maksutov Cassegrain and Planetary Kit is perfect for exploring our solar system neighbors. The bundle includes the 90mm Mak-Cass, three telescope eyepieces, Shorty 2x Barlow, stargazers toolkit and a set of planetary filters.
$329.99
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Orion StarMax 90 Mak-Cass Telescope & Make It Zoom Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The Orion StarMax 90 Maksutov Cassegrain with Make it Zoom kit is perfect for exploring the solar system. The bundle includes the 90mm Mak-Cass telescope, Zooom! eyepiece, Shorty 2x Barlow, and the Beginning Stargazers Toolkit.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$483.94
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.3 / 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.
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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.
$199.99
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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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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.3 / 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.
$259.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope is perfect for the more serious beginner or intermediate stargazer. With a 130mm parabolic primary mirror, the 130ST provides great views of deep-sky objects on the included EQ-2 mount and stable tripod.
$299.99
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 reflector is a great telescope for the whole family. The lightweight and portable design allow you to set this up just about anywhere, and it packs away easily for storage or transport. Good for both planetary and deep sky observing.
$329.99
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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.
$259.99
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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.
$369.99
3 easy payments of $123.33
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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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$363.95
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Orion XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.6 / 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
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$473.95
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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
4.6 / 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.
$179.99
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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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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope
The Celstron AstroMaster 70AZ refractor telescope is good for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing. Quick and easy to set up with no tools necessary, and it also provides a correct view instead of a backwards image.
$149.95
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