Cart
0

{"closeOnBackgroundClick":true,"bindings":{"bind0":{"fn":"function(){$.fnProxy(arguments,\'#headerOverlay\',OverlayWidget.show,\'OverlayWidget.show\');}","type":"quicklookselected","element":".ql-thumbnail .Quicklook .trigger"}},"effectOnShowSpeed":"1200","dragByBody":false,"dragByHandle":true,"effectOnHide":"fade","effectOnShow":"fade","cssSelector":"ql-thumbnail","effectOnHideSpeed":"1200","allowOffScreenOverlay":false,"effectOnShowOptions":"{}","effectOnHideOptions":"{}","widgetClass":"OverlayWidget","captureClicks":true,"onScreenPadding":10}

RECENTLY VIEWED

{"clickFunction":"function() {$(\'#_widget314424736003\').widgetClass().scrollPrevious(\'#_widget314424736003\');}","widgetClass":"ButtonWidget"}

{"clickFunction":"function() {$(\'#_widget314424736003\').widgetClass().scrollNext(\'#_widget314424736003\');}","widgetClass":"ButtonWidget"}

{"snapClosest":true,"bindings":{"bind0":{"fn":"function(event, pageNum) { PagedDataSetFilmstripLoaderWidget.loadPage(\'#recentlyViewed\', Math.floor(pageNum)); }","type":"scrollend","element":"#_widget314424736003_trigger"}},"unitSize":220,"widgetClass":"SnapToScrollerWidget","scrollSpeed":500,"scrollAmount":660,"afterScroll":"","animateScroll":"true","beforeScroll":"","direction":"vertical"}

{entityCount: 0}

{"emptyItemViewer":"<div class=\"image\"><!-- --></div>\n <div class=\"info\">\n <div class=\"name\"><!-- --></div>\n <div class=\"orionPrice\"><!-- --></div>\n </div>\n ","imageThreshold":3,"pages":2,"dataModel":{"imageWidth":90,"cacheEntitiesInRequest":false,"dataProviderWidget":"com.fry.ocpsdk.widget.catalog.dataproviders.RecentlyViewedDataProviderWidget","imageHeight":90,"itemViewerWidget":"com.fry.starter.widget.viewers.ItemViewerWidget","direction":"vertical"},"pageSize":3,"widgetClass":"PagedDataSetFilmstripLoaderWidget","loadThreshold":1,"direction":"vertical"}

loading...
loading...
Sort by: 
View Options: Grid View List View
Beginner Telescopes

{"showSinglePage":false,"totalItems":80,"defaultPageSize":20,"paging_next":"Next","paging_view_all":"View All 80 Items","paging_view_by_page":"View By Page","pageSize":20,"paging_previous":"Prev","currentIndex":40,"inactiveBuffer":2,"viewModeBeforePages":true,"persistentStorage":"true","showXofYLabel":false,"widgetClass":"CollapsingPagingWidget","activeBuffer":2,"triggerPageChanged":false,"defaultTotalItems":80}

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '21136' }

Orion BX90 EQ 90mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.2 / 5.0
With its 90mm aperture and versatile f/6.7 optics, this complete mid-size refractor telescope is ideal for serious beginners. The BX90 EQ Refractor comes with 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, a 90-degree diagonal, and the EQ-1C equatorial mount.
Was 
$239.99
Now 
$229.99
You Save 
$10.00
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '20092' }

Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Kit
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.
$229.99
If purchased separately
$278.95
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '20408' }

Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
With this 3" reflector telescope you can view the cratered surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and gigantic Jupiter along with its brightest moons. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
Was 
$119.99
Now 
$114.99
You Save 
$5.00
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '09911' }

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.
Was 
$199.99
Now 
$179.99
You Save 
$20.00
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '21188' }

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
If purchased separately
$153.95
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '09820' }

Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is both high-power and compact - perfect for the beginner for both astronomy and terrestrial viewing. The correct-image finder scope makes locating objects easy.
$199.99
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '27186' }

Orion GoScope 80mm Refractor Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.4 / 5.0
If there isn't a table nearby when you want to stargaze, we now provide our Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can gaze at stars anywhere. Bundle also includes a high-power, 6.3mm eyepiece!
$229.99
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '27187' }

Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-Cass Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.6 / 5.0
Our pint-sized power performer StarMax 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain and Tripod Bundle will provide you and your family with pleasing, high-power views of the heavens whether there's a sturdy table nearby or not. Bundle also includes a 6.3mm eyepiece!
$299.99
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '27188' }

Orion SkyScanner 100mm Reflector Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.8 / 5.0
If there isn't a table at your favorite observing spot, we now provide our Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can scan the skies anywhere! An included 6.3mm eyepiece yields high-power views.
$179.99
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '10140' }

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.
$249.99
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '13159' }

Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
With fast, f/4.4 wide-field optics, and substantial 4.5" aperture, the StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector is ideal for observing deep-sky objects and bright views of the Moon and planets. Included eyepieces provide magnifications of 21.7x and 50x.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
With payment plan
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '21336' }

Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo system.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
With payment plan
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '21337' }

Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo telescope presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optical performance. With the extra accessories in this value-packed kit, the whole family will have fun stargazing.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
With payment plan
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '21339' }

Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit
4.2 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo telescope system.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
With payment plan
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '13162' }

Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
This portable 102mm "Grab-and-GoTo" Mak-Cass grabs a lot of light with its 4" objective lens, and its extra-long f/12.7 optics provide stunning views of bright deep-sky objects, the planets, and Moon. Included eyepieces provide 57x and 130x views.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
With payment plan
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '20571' }

Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope Kit
4.3 / 5.0
The StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector makes it easy for the whole family to stargaze with its combination of great optics and a motorized mount. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$299.99
If purchased separately
$336.94
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '27197' }

Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic reflector has features for both beginners and experienced users. It has a large aperture, the stable base glides easily to give you total pointing control, and this package includes a Barlow and Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$409.99
3 easy payments of $136.66
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$466.94
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '40908' }

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
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '40909' }

Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope
The powerful GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Explore distant objects in detail with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
With payment plan
Compare

{ width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '20710' }

Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
4.6 / 5.0
This combination of the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector and AstroTrack Motor Drive is a complete telescope setup that's ideal for any backyard astronomer who wants to enjoy the benefits of motorized tracking with a wide-field optical instrument.
Was 
$229.99
Now 
$209.99
You Save 
$20.00
Compare

{"showSinglePage":false,"totalItems":80,"defaultPageSize":20,"paging_next":"Next","paging_view_all":"View All 80 Items","paging_view_by_page":"View By Page","pageSize":20,"paging_previous":"Prev","currentIndex":40,"inactiveBuffer":2,"viewModeBeforePages":true,"persistentStorage":"true","showXofYLabel":false,"widgetClass":"CollapsingPagingWidget","activeBuffer":2,"triggerPageChanged":false,"defaultTotalItems":80}

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.

Please Note:
Any discounts and/or promotional offers apply only to products listed on their respective pages. Prices valid only while supplies last and are limited to stock on hand.

Products on sale or subject to promotional offers are limited to two units per customer. Large volume orders are subject to special order policies — contact our Customer Service Department for additional details.

Pricing and/or promotions are subject to change without notice.