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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!
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Kit
4.4 / 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!
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
3.5 / 5.0
Our StarBlast 90mm Travel Refractor is outfitted with a stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head plus a host of great accessories -- which all fit neatly into a carry case with shoulder strap for easy transport. Perfect for day or night observing!
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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.
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
A complete telescope solution you can take anywhere - right on your back! The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Kit is an 80mm widefield telescope complete with tripod, two eyepieces, Moon filter, Moon map, Star Target and Flashlight.
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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 SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the family to amazing celestial treasures. Its 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and filter, and much more!
$169.99
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$180.56
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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.
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Consistently earning 5-star ratings, the popular StarBlast 4.5 has introduced many new stargazers to the wonders of the night sky. It's a sturdy, portable family telescope with superb parabolic optics and a vast array of top-tier accessories.
$299.99
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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.
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Meade ETX90 AT 90mm GoTo Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
The ETX90 AT Maksutov-Cassegrain offers exquisite optical quality. Features UHTC coatings, the AudioStar GOTO controller, and a solid mount and tripod. This bundle includes a solar filter for safe white-light solar viewing during the daytime hours.
$899.98
3 easy payments of $299.99
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$949.98
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Meade ETX125 AT 127mm GoTo Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
The ETX125 AT Maksutov-Cassegrain offers exquisite optical quality. Features UHTC coatings, the AudioStar GOTO controller, and a solid mount and tripod. This bundle includes a solar filter for safe white-light solar viewing during the daytime hours.
$1,109.98
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Meade ETX90 AT 90mm GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The ETX90 AT Maksutov-Cassegrain offers exquisite optical quality. Features UHTC coatings, the AudioStar GoTo controller, and a solid mount and tripod. If you are looking for a high-quality portable scope loaded with features, look no further!
$849.99
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Meade ETX125 AT 127mm GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The ETX125 AT 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain offers exquisite optical quality. Features UHTC coatings, the AudioStar GoTo controller, and a solid mount and tripod.
$999.99
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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.
$299.99
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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.
$199.99
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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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