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Orion StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
Our versatile StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor is a serious and seriously fun daytime/nighttime telescope that will reveal the universe in all its glory. The telescope, tripod, and accessories all pack up into a rugged carry case for easy transport!
$279.99
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor Kit
A seriously fun 102mm (4" aperture) daytime/nighttime telescope that's ready to travel! Accessories include two Plossl eyepieces, Moon map, and rugged carry case. Kit adds 2x Barlow lens, 274-pg. Observer's Guide, planisphere, and red flashlight.
$309.99
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$353.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Take a tour of the coolest deep-sky gems any night with this portable 4.5" GoTo reflector. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$399.99 - $499.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Our biggest StarSeeker reflector serves up wondrous views of lunar craters to distant nebulas. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$449.99 - $549.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescopes
Enjoy stunning resolution on the planets, Moon and deep sky with our biggest StarSeeker GoTo Mak. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control by your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$949.99 - $1,299.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Our biggest StarSeeker reflector serves up wondrous views of lunar craters to distant nebulas. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$499.99 - $599.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm Mak-Cass Telescopes
Brainy, high-power, super-portable 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass telescope available in three different models: 1) Wi-Fi enabled to let you control it wirelessly from your smartphone; 2) with the SynScan hand controller; or, 3) with an expanded accessory kit!
$549.99 - $649.99
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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 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Good affordable beginner reflector telescope with 4.5" diameter mirror lens provides clear views of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep-sky objects. Portable design with compact, pre-assembled tabletop base makes setup easy for the whole family.
$199.99
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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.
$629.99
3 easy payments of $210.00
With payment plan
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
The Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector is a perfect family telescope. Its short focal length allows you to see more of the sky, which makes it easier for beginners to find objects. Includes 25mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces, MoonMap 260, and more!
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
Are you looking for your first Dobsonian? The SkyQuest XT6 is a classic entry-level reflector at an amazing price. The XT6 is very portable, has a stable mount, is easy to operate and is affordable, making it a perfect telescope for the beginner.
$269.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
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 features and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
With payment plan
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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 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 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
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$434.97
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
3.0 / 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.
$119.99
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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 SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact 114mm-aperture Dobsonian that shows hundreds of objects in much more detail than a typical 60mm-aperture beginner telescope. The sturdy Dobsonian mount is easy to set up and use.
$229.99
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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.

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