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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Kit
3.8 / 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!
$99.99
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$117.96
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Superior beginner reflector telescope MAX kit with 4.5" diameter mirror lens, pre-assembled and portable design, and includes popular accessories for a total solution.
$249.99
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$311.93
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Orion CT80 EQ 80mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.3 / 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 80mm refractor kit packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 Kit's portable design allows you to use the telescope just about anywhere, and includes additional accessories that will enhance your viewing experience. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
2.0 / 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!
$199.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact 114mm-aperture Classic Dobsonian reflector that shows objects in much more detail than a typical 60mm beginner telescope. This kit includes a Barlow and stargazer's toolkit.
$279.99
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$341.94
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Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion ST80-A compact refractor may just be the perfect telescope for family stargazing fun. With wide-field 80mm f/5 optics, all-aluminum optical tube, and an array of great accessories, it's one "astronomical" value! Just add your own mount.
$179.99
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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!
$239.99
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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
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.
$189.99
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$198.96
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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.
$169.99
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Orion GrandView 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
This powerful spotting scope features a continuous zoom magnification range of 20-60x which lets you scan the horizon at 20-power and boost magnification all the way to 60-power when you want to take a closer look. Tabletop tripod and case included.
$149.99
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Orion GrandView 12-36x50mm WP Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
This compact waterproof spotting scope is perfect for outdoor adventurers who want impeccable views of nature in a conveniently portable instrument. Complete kit includes 12-36x50mm spotting scope with angled eyepiece, tripod, and case.
$99.99
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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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