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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.
$249.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports a 6" parabolic mirror and useful enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, and more!
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$414.98
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.8 / 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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$112.97
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
3.8 / 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!
$89.99
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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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$178.95
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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.
$99.99
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Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The compact yet powerful Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is great for observers wanting to get fantastic views during the night or day. Small enough that you can tuck it into a daypack or store it on a bookshelf.
$299.99
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Orion Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Bundle
4.9 / 5.0
Celebrate with the stars this holiday season with a limited edition ruby-red SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian.This special version of our best-selling 8" Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope includes a 35mm DeepView 2" eyepiece and Shorty 2x Barlow!
$529.99
3 easy payments of $176.66
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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
The SpaceProbe 130EQ is an affordable beginner telescope. The classic long-tube Newtonian design allows for all around great performance. The EQ-2 mount is very sturdy and you can add the optional electronic drive for automati
$349.99
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Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The lightweight, compact design of the GoScope 80mm makes it perfect for the beginner and a great grab-and-go telescope. The red-dot finder makes it easy to locate objects in the night sky, and the 80mm allows you to see more than with the 70mm.
$199.99
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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!
$129.99
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$178.95
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Orion Observer II 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
The Observer II 70 Altazimuth Refractor is delightfully easy to operate, and its affordable price makes it a great telescope to start with as you discover the rewarding hobby of amateur astronomy. Includes the Orion MoonMap 260!
$99.99
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
This 3" reflector telescope comes with an equatorial mount for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow lens, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide Book, Star Target planisphere, and more!
$179.99
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$208.95
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 3"-diameter (76mm) primary mirror gathers enough light for great views of many star clusters and nebulas, as well as Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and the stark, cratered terrain of the Moon.
$129.99
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FunScope 76mm Reflector Telescope Kids Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This complete kit is packed with extra accessories at a great value. Includes the FunScope 76mm reflector which comes with 2 eyepieces, a Red Dot Finder, a MoonMap, Moon Filter, Star Target Planisphere and the Orion Exploring the Cosmos book.
$94.99
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$116.96
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
The FunScope is a great telescope for beginners and families to explore astronomy affordably. The FunScope Moon Kit includes the Orion MoonMap 260, a 20mm eyepiece for 15x views, a 10mm eyepiece for 30x views, and a red-dot finder.
$73.99
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altazimuth Refractor
4.5 / 5.0
The whole family will enjoy effortless viewing day or night! The VersaGo 90 refractor serves up stunning views of lunar craters, Saturn's rings, and cool nebulas. Comes with two Plossl eyepieces, correct-image diagonal, red dot finder, and Moon map.
$199.99
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Orion ShortTube 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
Back by popular demand, the ST80 EQ combines sharp wide-field optics with a sturdy equatorial mount that allows easy manual star tracking. And the included accessories are a cut above: 8x40 finder, two Plossl eyepieces, and our DeepMap and MoonMap!
$299.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor without Controller
Our popular ShortTube 80mm optical tube is now available on the StarSeeker IV GoTo mount! It's the perfect family telescope - smart, easy to use, and wonderfully portable. Control it with your smartphone or tablet using our FREE SynScan Pro app.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
With payment plan
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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor with Controller
Our popular ShortTube 80mm optical tube is now available on the StarSeeker IV GoTo mount! This model comes with GoTo hand controller and is Wi-Fi enabled for control by smartphone.
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$739.98
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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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