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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector is perfect for the more serious beginner, providing beautiful views of both planets and deep-sky objects. With plenty of included accessories, this scope will keep you enjoying the night sky for years to come!
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Orion ShortTube 80-T Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
This compact, grab-and-go 80mm refractor is outfitted for enjoyable daytime terrestrial viewing and casual nighttime stargazing. Just pop it on a telescope mount or photo tripod and start exploring! Includes high- and low-power Plossl eyepieces.
$219.99
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Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion ST80-A compact refractor may just be the perfect telescope for family stargazing fun. With wide-field 80mm f/5 optics, all-aluminum optical tube, and an array of great accessories, it's one "astronomical" value! Just add your own mount.
$219.99
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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.
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
The FunScope is a great telescope for beginners 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.
$73.99
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Meade Infinity 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Infinity 70mm Alt-azimuth telescope features a slow-motion control rod that allows for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot Viewfinder, 2x Barlow lens, and two eyepieces. The Infinity 70mm weighs approximately 6 lbs.
$119.99
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Meade Polaris 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
The Polaris 90 telescope includes slow-motion controls that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder scope, 2x Barlow lens, three eyepieces, and erect-image diagonal. Assembled weight is approximately 18 lbs.
$329.99
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Meade Polaris 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
The Polaris 114 telescope includes slow-motion controls on both axes that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot Viewfinder, 2x Barlow Lens, and three eyepieces. The assembled weight is approximately 19 lbs.
$249.99
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Meade Polaris 127mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
The Polaris 127 telescope includes slow-motion controls on both axes that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder scope, 2x Barlow Lens, and three eyepieces. Assembled weight is approximately 19 lbs.
$279.99
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Meade Wilderness 15-45x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
This spotting scope features high index Bak-4 prisms and high-quality, precision ground lenses coated with multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings to provide optical performance that is equal to or better than any spotting scope in its class.
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Meade Wilderness 20-60x100mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
This spotting scope features high index Bak-4 prisms and high-quality, precision ground lenses coated with multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings to provide optical performance that is equal to or better than any spotting scope in its class.
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector package is perfect for the serious beginner, providing beautiful views of both planets and deep-sky objects. With plenty of included accessories, this scope will keep you enjoying the night sky for years to come!
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope
The powerful GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Explore distant objects in detail with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
$429.99
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
An ideal telescope for the observer on-the-go, the compact Observer 80ST packs a lot of performance into a petite telescope design. This short, f/5.0 refractor delivers wide views of the Moon and planets as well as brighter nebulas and star clusters.
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 3"-diameter (76mm) primary mirror gathers enough light for great views of many star clusters and nebulas, as well as Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the stark, cratered terrain of the Moon.
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Orion Observer II 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
The Observer II 70 Altazimuth Refractor is delightfully easy to operate, and its affordable price makes it a great telescope to start with as you discover the rewarding hobby of amateur astronomy. Includes the Orion MoonMap 260!
$109.99
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night telescope is perfect for on-the-go beginners. It is very easy to set up, and includes a 5x24 finder, two eyepieces (20mm and 9mm) and a MoonMap 260. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want!
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
Affordable and easy to use, the Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm reflector is a great nighttime telescope for the whole family. Everyone will enjoy taking the SpaceProbe II 76mm telescope out to the backyard for great views of the Moon, planets and more.
$99.99
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Orion GrandView 12-36x50mm WP Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
This compact waterproof spotting scope is perfect for outdoor adventurers who want impeccable views of nature in a conveniently portable instrument. Complete kit includes 12-36x50mm spotting scope with angled eyepiece, tripod, and case.
$99.99
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Orion GrandView 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
This powerful spotting scope features a continuous zoom magnification range of 20-60x which lets you scan the horizon at 20-power and boost magnification all the way to 60-power when you want to take a closer look. Tabletop tripod and case included.
$149.99
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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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