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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.
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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.
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. An incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$499.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability for an epic stargazing experience. It's an incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the whole family to amazing celestial treasures. Its big 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and Moon filter.
$159.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Consistently garnering 5-star user ratings, the popular StarBlast 4.5 has introduced thousands of new stargazers to the wonders of the night sky. It's a sturdy, portable family telescope with superb 4.5" parabolic optics and top-tier accessories.
$279.99
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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.
$319.99
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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.
$349.99
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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.
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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.
$159.00
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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.
$349.00
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. A great value that includes Orion's 2x Barlow Lens, smartphone adapter, and much more!
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
With payment plan
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$573.95
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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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$379.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 kit combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability. It's a great value that includes a 2x Shorty Barlow, MoonMap, DeepMap, and smartphone adapter, and more!
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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$736.94
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x60mm Zoom Spotting Scope
5.0 / 5.0
This 20-60x60mm spotting scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Powerful zoom magnification range of 20-60x lets you explore objects in detail.
$269.99
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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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