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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Kit
3.8 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night Telescope Kit is perfect for on-the-go beginners. It's loaded with fun extra accessories every stargazer will enjoy. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want!
$99.99
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$112.96
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.8 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night Telescope Kit is perfect for on-the-go beginners. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want! Kit includes the telescope, Exploring the Cosmos book, MoonMap 260, and Star Target planisphere.
$99.99
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Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube
3.3 / 5.0
The fully coated Orion CT80 refractor is a compact, 80mm aperture telescope optical tube that delivers bright, wide-field views. Great for use as a guide scope, or for daytime viewing and stargazing. All accessories sold separately.
$99.99
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Orion CT80 EQ 80mm Compact Equatorial Refractor Telescope
3.5 / 5.0
If you're looking for a great starter telescope, but are worried about taking up too much space, Orion has the answer! Our CT80 EQ refractor packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
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$149.99
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Orion Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Observer II 60mm is a full-fledged refractor telescope complete with everything you need to start enjoying the night sky right out of the box. This telescope will make a great gift for any child interested in exploring starry skies!
$64.99
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
This 3" reflector telescope comes with an equatorial mount for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow lens, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide Book, Star Target planisphere, and more!
$129.99
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$178.95
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Orion Observer II 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
This complete kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky. Includes Observer II 70mm altazimuth telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, red-dot sight, diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide book and more!
$109.99
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$158.95
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Orion Observer II 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope Starter Kit
This complete telescope and accessory kit is a great gift for any child interested in space. Includes the complete Orion Observer II 60mm Altazimuith Refractor Telescope, Exploring the Cosmos book, MoonMap 260, Star Target Planisphere, and more!
$79.99
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$87.97
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Orion Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
Help encourage your child's interest in the stars and space with the Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit. We have a feeling the whole family will want to join in the fun!
$99.99
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$143.95
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports a 6" parabolic mirror and useful enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, and more!
$329.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 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 features and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Terrific beginner reflector telescope kit with 4.5" diameter mirror lens, pre-assembled and portable design, and includes popular accessories.
$219.99
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$242.96
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Superior beginner reflector telescope MAX kit with 4.5" diameter mirror lens, pre-assembled and portable design, and includes popular accessories for a total solution.
$249.99
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$311.93
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FunScope 76mm Reflector Telescope Kids Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This complete kit is packed with extra accessories at a great value. Includes the FunScope 76mm reflector which comes with 2 eyepieces, a Red Dot Finder, a MoonMap, Moon Filter, Star Target Planisphere and the Orion Exploring the Cosmos book.
$89.99
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$112.96
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Orion CT80 EQ 80mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.5 / 5.0
If you're looking for a great starter telescope, but are worried about taking up too much space, Orion has the answer! Our CT80 EQ 80mm refractor kit packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
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$199.99
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$169.99
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altazimuth Refractor
5.0 / 5.0
The whole family will enjoy effortless viewing day or night! The VersaGo 90 refractor serves up stunning views of lunar craters, Saturn's rings, and cool nebulas. Comes with two Plossl eyepieces, correct-image diagonal, red dot finder, and Moon map.
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$179.99
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$159.99
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The VersaGo 90 Refractor Telescope Kit serves up stunning views of lunar craters, Saturn's rings, and cool nebulas with an outstanding collection of helpful accessories.
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$209.99
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$189.99
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 Kit's portable design allows you to use the telescope just about anywhere, and includes additional accessories that will enhance your viewing experience. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
With payment plan
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope
Here's a complete telescope you can take anywhere - right on your back! The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor is an 80mm widefield telescope complete with tripod, two eyepieces, Moon filter, Moon map, more! Ideal for daytime or nighttime adventures.
$169.99
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
The SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Kit is a perfect starter telescope that 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.
$139.99
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$155.95
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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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