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Orion StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.0 / 5.0
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.
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Orion Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The Observer 70mm Telescope Kit comes with everything you need to start observing the night sky. Includes Observer 70mm AZ refractor, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, EZ Finder II, 90-degree diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Star Target, and more!
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Orion GoScope II 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Moon Kit
4.3 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night telescope is perfect for on-the-go beginners. It is very easy to set up on the tripod, and includes a 5x24 finder scope and two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm). Comes with a backpack so you can take it anywhere you want!
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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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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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Orion GoScope 80mm Refractor Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.4 / 5.0
If there isn't a table nearby when you want to stargaze, we now provide our Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can gaze at stars anywhere. Bundle also includes a high-power, 6.3mm eyepiece!
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Moon Kit
4.9 / 5.0
The FunScope is a great telescope for kids and families to explore astronomy affordably. The FunScope Moon Kit includes the Orion MoonMap 260, a 20mm eyepiece for 15x views, a 10mm eyepiece for 30x views, and a red-dot finder.
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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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Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
4.5 / 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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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 Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
4.5 / 5.0
The Observer 60mm is perfect for the young beginner. It has a red dot finder scope that makes it easy to find objects. The light weight tripod and optical tube make it very portable. It includes everything you need to get started viewing.
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Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This table top 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is a lightweight and compact telescope for the beginning viewer that you can take anywhere. The red dot finder scope makes it easy to find objects in the sky. The mount can also be attached to a photo tripod.
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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!
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$199.99
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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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Orion StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
This portable 80mm refractor telescope is ideal for astronomy buffs on-the-go, or for those looking for a compact telescope setup with motorized tracking. After a simple alignment, this tabletop telescope will track celestial objects automatically!
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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.
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Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
Extremely portable at 3.1lbs. and just over a foot long with its lens shade retracted, the finely crafted StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor packs a ton of performance into its small telescope body and can be used for any type of observing.
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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope
This long-tube, 80mm-aperture, f/11.2 GoTo refractor is ideal for exploring the Moon and planets, as well as brighter deep-sky objects. Provides viewing magnifications of 39x and 90x with included eyepieces. Includes 1.25" star diagonal.
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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 ShortTube 80-T Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 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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$152.99
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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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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.
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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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Orion ShortTube 80 Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.4 / 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.
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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 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 Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This is a great beginner telescope for all ages. The sturdy tripod and Altazimuth mount allow easy movement and tracking for daytime and nighttime viewing. The 70mm allows you to see objects brighter and in more detail than the 60mm.
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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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