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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!
$319.99
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.2 / 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 GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night telescope is perfect for on-the-go beginners. It is very easy to set up, and includes a 5x24 finder, two eyepieces (20mm and 9mm) and a MoonMap 260. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want!
$79.99
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
Affordable and easy to use, the Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm reflector is a great nighttime telescope for the whole family. Everyone will enjoy taking the SpaceProbe II 76mm telescope out to the backyard for great views of the Moon, planets and more.
$79.99
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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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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altazimuth Refractor
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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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
The SpaceProbe 130EQ is an affordable beginner telescope. The classic long-tube Newtonian design allows for all around great performance. The EQ-2 mount is very sturdy and you can add the optional electronic drive for automati
$279.99
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
The FunScope is a great telescope for beginners and families to explore astronomy affordably. The FunScope Moon Kit includes the Orion MoonMap 260, a 20mm eyepiece for 15x views, a 10mm eyepiece for 30x views, and a red-dot finder.
$69.99
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Orion Observer II 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Observer II 70 Altazimuth Refractor is delightfully easy to operate, and its affordable price makes it a great telescope to start with as you discover the rewarding hobby of amateur astronomy. Includes the Orion MoonMap 260!
$79.99
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
This refractor telescope goes the extra distance in introducing the novice to the wonders of the night sky. The Observer II 70 refractor features a 70mm-aperture achromatic objective lens, which provides 36% more light-gathering ability than a 60mm.
$109.99
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Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The lightweight, compact design of the GoScope 80mm makes it perfect for the beginner and a great grab-and-go telescope. The red-dot finder makes it easy to locate objects in the night sky, and the 80mm allows you to see more than with the 70mm.
$149.99
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope Kit
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.
$179.99
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$208.96
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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 SpaceProbe II 76mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 3"-diameter (76mm) primary mirror gathers enough light for great views of many star clusters and nebulas, as well as Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the stark, cratered terrain of the Moon.
$99.99
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Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube
3.0 / 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 StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
Extremely portable at 3.1lbs. and just over a foot long with its lens shade retracted, the finely crafted StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor packs a ton of performance into its small telescope body and can be used for any type of observing.
$399.99
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altaz Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
2.0 / 5.0
Our StarBlast 90mm Travel Refractor Kit is outfitted with a stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head plus a host of great accessories which all fit neatly into a case with shoulder strap for easy transport. Perfect for day or night observing!
$199.99
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$240.96
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Orion BX90 EQ 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
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 and10mm eyepieces, a 90-degree diagonal, and the EQ-1C equatorial mount.
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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
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Orion GrandView 16-48x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
4.7 / 5.0
With excellent fully multi-coated optics and a comfortable 45-degree angled eyepiece packed into a durable, waterproof housing, the Orion GrandView 16-48x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope will amaze you with crisply detailed views of the outdoors.
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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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