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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
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.
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
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.
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
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 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.
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
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.
$379.99
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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. The sturdy equatorial mount lets you track objects easily.
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
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.
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
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.
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
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 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.
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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!
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 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 Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
4.2 / 5.0
This compact and portable refractor telescope with fast f/5 optics provides wonderfully wide views of the night sky. Along with the Observer 80ST refractor, the accessories included in this value-packed kit will enhance your stargazing experiences.
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
An ideal telescope for the observer on-the-go, the compact Observer 80ST packs a lot of performance into a petite telescope design. This short, f/5.0 refractor delivers wide views of the Moon and planets as well as brighter nebulas and star clusters.
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Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This table top 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is a lightweight and compact telescope for the beginning viewer that you can take anywhere. The red dot finder scope makes it easy to find objects in the sky. The mount can also be attached to a photo tripod.
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.0 / 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.
$104.99
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
4.0 / 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!
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
With this 3" reflector telescope you can view the cratered surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and gigantic Jupiter along with its brightest moons. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$139.99
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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.
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Orion Observer II 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
4.0 / 5.0
This complete kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky. Includes Observer II 70mm altazimuth telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, red-dot sight, diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide book and more!
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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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