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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 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.
$329.99
If purchased separately
$409.94
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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.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
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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.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
With payment plan
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$639.95
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, this versatile bundle allows exploration of the night sky and the sun. This value-packed bundle includes a Safety Film Solar Filter, Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$579.99
3 easy payments of $193.33
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$589.97
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
Optimized for close-up views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects, the Observer 90 EQ proves why refractors are so coveted among amateur astronomers. Comes with a 6x30 finder scope and two quality Plossl eyepieces for 36x and 90x power.
$399.99
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Eclipse Plus Telescope 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 134mm Equatorial Eclipse Plus Telescope 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 StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The StarBlast II 4.5" EQ Reflector Sun and Moon Kit on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes a solar filter, moon filter, reference material and a smartphone adapter.
$299.99
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$329.97
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector is perfect for the more serious beginner, providing beautiful views of both planets and deep-sky objects. With plenty of included accessories, this scope will keep you enjoying the night sky for years to come!
$429.99
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$489.97
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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 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 90mm Equatorial Refractor Motor Drive Kit
Set your sights on the Moon, planets, and beyond with the Observer 90 EQ. Optics provide low-power 36x and high-power 90x views with the two included Plossl eyepieces. The sturdy equatorial mount and bonus drive system lets you track objects easily.
$389.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
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.
$349.99
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$359.98
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
4.6 / 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, a MoonMap 260 and a backpack. As a bonus a sun and moon filter are included for further exploration.
$119.99
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$144.97
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Orion Observer 80ST EQ Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
4.0 / 5.0
An ideal telescope for the observer on-the-go, the compact Observer 80ST packs a lot of performance into a small telescope design. It delivers wide views of the Moon and planets, brighter nebulas, and as a bonus, also includes a sun and moon filter.
$229.99
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$261.97
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Orion Versago E-Series 90mm Eclipse Plus Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
The whole family will enjoy viewing day or night! The VersaGo 90 serves up stunning views of lunar craters and Saturn's rings. Includes two Plossl eyepieces and a red dot finder. Bonus kit also includes filters for viewing the sun and moon!
$279.99
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$291.97
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Eclipse Plus Telescope 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!
$389.99
If purchased separately
$409.97
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Orion AstroView 102mm Equatorial Eclipse Plus Telescope 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
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$679.97
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
Pop it on a picnic table or the hood of your car. This pint-sized powerhouse will show the whole family an array of celestial wonders on any clear night. Value-added Kit includes a Moon filter, book, and planisphere to enhance your experience.
$159.99
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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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