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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 SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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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
4.7 / 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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Orion StarSeeker III 90mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit
4.3 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker III 90mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and a complete GoTo telescope system.
$469.99
3 easy payments of $156.66
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$503.95
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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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Celestron FirstScope Reflector Telescope
3.7 / 5.0
A great entry level telescope, the Celestron FirstScope is very easy to use for stargazing fun. Just move the telescope tube in the direction of your desired object and start viewing. The compact design makes it easy to take anywhere you roam.
$49.95
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Orion StarSeeker III 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit
This value-packed telescope kit is an excellent choice for intrepid beginners. The computerized StarSeeker III 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass provides great views and the additional included accessories help you get the most out of every stargazing session.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$583.95
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Telescope
The Celestron Travel Scope 70, with its tripod and backpack, is ideal for on the go viewing. This telescope is great for terrestrial viewing as well as for casual celestial observation.
$89.95
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Orion StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
The complete StarSeeker III 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit is a great setup for budget-conscious beginners since it's loaded with value-packed accessories and a motorized GoTo system.
$419.99
3 easy payments of $140.00
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$453.95
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