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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
4.0 / 5.0
Optimized for close-up views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects, this scope proves why refractors are so coveted among astronomers. Value-packed Kit includes extra must-have items: MoonMap, Moon filter, planisphere, and filter set.
$339.99
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
Set your sights on the Moon, planets, and beyond with the Observer 90 EQ. The 90mm refracting optics provide low-power 36x and high-power 90x views with the two included Plossl eyepieces, plus double those powers with the Shorty Barlow.
$249.99
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Orion AstroView 102mm Equatorial Refractor Sun and Moon Kit
We've bundled the AstroView 102mm EQ Refractor with a Safety Film Solar Filter for safely viewing sunspots and solar eclipses, as well as a Moon filter for more-comfortable, detailed lunar observation. It's a versatile Kit at an affordable price.
$659.99
3 easy payments of $220.00
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Orion AstroView 102mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
102mm refractor optics, a sturdy equatorial mount, and great accessories including two Plossl eyepieces only begin to tell the story of this capable and low-maintenance beginner telescope. You also get five essential extras to enhance the experience.
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$599.99
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$569.99
3 easy payments of $190.00
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Orion AstroView 102mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
Sharp 102mm (4") refractor optics, a sturdy equatorial mount, and great accessories including two quality Plossl eyepieces and Orion's DeepMap 260 only begin to tell the story of this capable and low-maintenance beginner telescope setup.
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$549.99
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$499.99
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Sun and Moon Kit
4.5 / 5.0
With big 4.5"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope is a cut above typical starter models. The Sun and Moon Kit also includes two quality Plossl eyepieces, and more.
$279.99
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$309.97
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Motor Drive Kit
4.5 / 5.0
With big 4.5" -diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount with a motor drive included to track your target objects, this telescope will reveal impossibly cool celestial wonders every night out. Includes two Plossl eyepieces and a "red dot" finder scope.
$299.99
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$322.97
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 5.0
With big 4.5"-diameter mirror optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope is a cut above typical starter models. This value-added Kit includes five essential extras to enhance your experience.
$229.99
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 5.0
With big 4.5"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope is a cut above typical starter models. Ours also includes two quality Plossl eyepieces and a "red dot" finder scope.
$179.99
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Sun and Moon Kit
4.7 / 5.0
With big 5.3"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable telescope will reveal impossibly cool celestial wonders every night out. Includes two quality Plossl eyepieces and a 6x30 optical finder scope.
$369.99
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$379.97
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Motor Drive Kit
4.2 / 5.0
Big 5.3"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount with a motor drive included to track your target objects, this capable telescope will reveal impossibly cool celestial wonders every night out. Includes two Plossl eyepieces and a 6x30 finder scope.
$389.99
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
With big 5.3"-diameter mirror optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope will show you the Moon, planets, nebulas, and more. You also get five essential extras to enhance your experience.
$329.99
If purchased separately
$342.94
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
With big 5.3"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable telescope will reveal impossibly cool celestial wonders every night out. Includes two quality Plossl eyepieces and a 6x30 optical finder scope.
$249.99
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Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube
3.3 / 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 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.
$179.99
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Orion StarMax 90 Mak-Cass Telescope & Planetary Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Providing higher power views, the StarMax 90mm TableTop Mak-Cass packs that power into a tube just 11" long. Offering point-and-view ease of use and an expanded bundle of great accessories, this scope is a fun, pint-sized powerhouse.
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$299.99
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$279.99
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor Sun and Moon Kit
4.2 / 5.0
We've bundled the grab-and-go StarBlast 102 Travel Refractor with a Safety Film Solar Filter for safely viewing the Sun and solar eclipses, as well as a Moon filter for more-comfortable, detailed lunar observation. A versatile Kit at a great price!
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$349.99
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$299.99
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Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
Offering higher-power views than reflector and refractor telescopes, the StarMax 90mm TableTop Mak-Cass packs that power into a tube just 11" long. Offering point-and-view ease of use and great accessories, this scope is a fun, pint-sized powerhouse.
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$249.99
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$229.99
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
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!
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$229.99
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$179.99
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor Kit
4.0 / 5.0
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.
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$279.99
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$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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