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Telescopes for the budding astronomer
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Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-Cass Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.6 / 5.0
Our pint-sized power performer StarMax 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain and Tripod Bundle will provide you and your family with pleasing, high-power views of the heavens whether there's a sturdy table nearby or not. Bundle also includes a 6.3mm eyepiece!
$279.99
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm Reflector Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.8 / 5.0
If there isn't a table at your favorite observing spot, we now provide our Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can scan the skies anywhere! An included 6.3mm eyepiece yields high-power views.
$169.99
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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!
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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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.
$149.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact 114mm-aperture Dobsonian that shows hundreds of objects in much more detail than a typical 60mm-aperture beginner telescope. The sturdy Dobsonian mount is easy to set up and use.
$259.99
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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.
$209.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$629.99
3 easy payments of $210.00
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$648.37
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 5.0
This winning combination of great 114mm reflector optics and an easy-to-use motorized tracking mount makes it easy to explore starry skies. The Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker telescope automatically tracks celestial objects for hassle-free views.
$249.99
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Orion StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
Extremely portable at 3.1lbs. and just over a foot long with its lens shade retracted, the finely crafted StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor packs a ton of performance into its small telescope body and can be used for any type of observing.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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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.
$69.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports useful design enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, Safety Film Solar Filter and more!
$389.99
3 easy payments of $130.00
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$410.37
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
With fast, f/4.4 wide-field optics, and substantial 4.5" aperture, the StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector is ideal for observing deep-sky objects and bright views of the Moon and planets. Included eyepieces provide magnifications of 21.7x and 50x.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 130mm (5.1") StarSeeker IV supplies bright views of the night sky with its wide, f/5 parabolic optics. The included 23mm eyepiece yields 28.2x views, while the more powerful 10mm eyepiece provides 65x magnification.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
The largest StarSeeker IV collects a ton of light with its 6" aperture optical tube for detailed views of deep-sky objects, as well as super-bright lunar and planetary observations. Included eyepieces provide 32.6x and 75x viewing magnifications.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo system.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
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$592.85
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo telescope presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optical performance. With the extra accessories in this value-packed kit, the whole family will have fun stargazing.
$629.99
3 easy payments of $210.00
With payment plan
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$692.85
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit
4.2 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo telescope system.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
With payment plan
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$658.86
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
This portable 102mm "Grab-and-GoTo" Mak-Cass grabs a lot of light with its 4" objective lens, and its extra-long f/12.7 optics provide stunning views of bright deep-sky objects, the planets, and Moon. Included eyepieces provide 57x and 130x views.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope Kit
4.3 / 5.0
The StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector makes it easy for the whole family to stargaze with its combination of great optics and a motorized mount. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$299.99
If purchased separately
$325.49
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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. Click the "Resources to Help You Choose a Telescope" link above for more information.

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