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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Sun and Moon 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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$439.97
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector package is perfect for the 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!
$379.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
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!
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Orion SkyScanner BL135mm Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
With point-and-view simplicity and bold 5.3" reflector optics, the SkyScanner BL 135mm Dob will delight you with bright views of celestial treasures. Kit comes with extra must-have items: Moon filter, 174-page Observer's Guide, and a planisphere.
$379.99
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Orion SkyScanner BL135mm Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
With point-and-view simplicity and bold 5.3" reflector optics, the SkyScanner BL 135mm Dob will delight you with bright, crisp views of the night sky's treasures. Comes with two quality eyepieces, 3x barlow lens, red dot scope, and MoonMap 260.
$349.99
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.4 / 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.
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
Whether you pop it on a picnic table or the hood of your car, this pint-sized powerhouse will show the whole family a treasure trove of celestial wonders on any clear night. Includes two quality eyepieces, a 3x Barlow lens, and our MoonMap 260.
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 kit combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability. It's a great value that includes a 2x Shorty Barlow, MoonMap, DeepMap, and smartphone adapter, and more!
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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$742.94
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability for an epic stargazing experience. It's an incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Sun and Moon 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 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Consistently earning 5-star ratings, the popular StarBlast 4.5 has introduced many new stargazers to the wonders of the night sky. It's a sturdy, portable family telescope with superb parabolic optics and a vast array of top-tier accessories.
$299.99
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$329.95
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
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.
$249.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Sun and Moon 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 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. A great value that includes Orion's 2x Barlow Lens, smartphone adapter, and much more!
$499.99
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$529.95
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. An incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$449.99
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Sun and Moon 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 StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The StarBlast 4.5" reflector telescope kit on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material, smartphone camera adapter, 2x Shorty Barlow lens, and more!
$259.99
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$279.95
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StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector and TD-1 Motor Drive
4.5 / 5.0
This 4.5" reflector telescope on an adjustable EQ tripod and included TD-1 motor drive makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material and a smartphone adapter to take pictures of the moon and planets.
$259.99
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$269.98
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This 4.5" reflector telescope on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material and a smartphone adapter to take pictures of the moon and planets.
$199.99
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the whole family to amazing celestial treasures. Its big 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and Moon filter.
$149.99
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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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