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Telescopes for the budding astronomer
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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.
$229.99
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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Telescope
The Celstron AstroMaster 70AZ refractor telescope is good for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing. Quick and easy to set up with no tools necessary, and it also provides a correct view instead of a backwards image.
$149.95
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Celestron FirstScope Reflector Telescope
3.9 / 5.0
A great entry level telescope, the Celestron FirstScope is very easy to use for stargazing fun. Just move the telescope tube in the direction of your desired object and start viewing. The compact design makes it easy to take anywhere you roam.
$49.95
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Celestron Travel Scope 70 Refractor Telescope
The Celestron Travel Scope 70, with its tripod and backpack, is ideal for on the go viewing. This telescope is great for terrestrial viewing as well as for casual celestial observation.
$89.95
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Celestron AstroFi 102mm Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The Astro Fi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is a fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.
$419.95
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Celestron AstroFi 90mm Wi-Fi Refractor Telescope
The Astro Fi 90mm Refractor is a fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.
$399.95
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Celestron Inspire 70mm AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The lightest telescope in the Inspire series! The Inspire 70AZ is the ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, offers easier transport and storage, and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.
$179.95
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Celestron Inspire 80mm AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The Inspire 80AZ offers the longest focal length in the Inspire line for higher power views of the planets and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.
$209.95
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Celestron Inspire 100mm AZ Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Inspire 100AZ offers the longest focal length in the Inspire line for higher power views of the planets and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes.
$289.95
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Celestron AstroFi 130mm Wi-Fi Reflector Telescope
The Astro Fi 130mm Newtonian is a fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app.
$439.95
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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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