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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.
$309.99
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Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.7 / 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 easy.
$209.99
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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.
$249.99
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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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Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-Cass Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.6 / 5.0
Our pint-sized power performer StarMax 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain and Tripod Bundle will provide you and your family with pleasing, high-power views of the heavens whether there's a sturdy table nearby or not. Bundle also includes a 6.3mm eyepiece!
$299.99
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm Reflector Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.8 / 5.0
If there isn't a table at your favorite observing spot, we now provide our Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can scan the skies anywhere! An included 6.3mm eyepiece yields high-power views.
$179.99
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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.
$99.99
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 is a great telescope for the whole family. Its portable design allows you to use the reflector just about anywhere, and it packs away easily for storage and transport. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$349.99
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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.
$199.99
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Orion XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope & Beginner Barlow Kit
4.9 / 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.
$299.99
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$370.95
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.9 / 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.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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$664.97
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 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.
$249.99
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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.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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Orion GrandView 16-48x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
4.7 / 5.0
With excellent fully multi-coated optics and a comfortable 45-degree angled eyepiece packed into a durable, waterproof housing, the Orion GrandView 16-48x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope will amaze you with crisply detailed views of the outdoors.
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports useful design enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, Safety Film Solar Filter and more!
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$434.97
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
With fast, f/4.4 wide-field optics, and substantial 4.5" aperture, the StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector is ideal for observing deep-sky objects and bright views of the Moon and planets. Included eyepieces provide magnifications of 21.7x and 50x.
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$449.99
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3 easy payments of $140.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 130mm (5.1") StarSeeker IV supplies bright views of the night sky with its wide, f/5 parabolic optics. The included 23mm eyepiece yields 28.2x views, while the more powerful 10mm eyepiece provides 65x magnification.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
The largest StarSeeker IV collects a ton of light with its 6" aperture optical tube for detailed views of deep-sky objects, as well as super-bright lunar and planetary observations. Included eyepieces provide 32.6x and 75x viewing magnifications.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
This portable 102mm "Grab-and-GoTo" Mak-Cass grabs a lot of light with its 4" objective lens, and its extra-long f/12.7 optics provide stunning views of bright deep-sky objects, the planets, and Moon. Included eyepieces provide 57x and 130x views.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
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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.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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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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