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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!
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$454.97
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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!
$84.99
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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.
$99.99
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$107.97
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The SkyScanner 100mm table top reflector is a perfect starter telescope. It is large enough to view night sky objects such as the Moon, planets, and bright nebulas and star clusters, yet compact enough to sit on a desk or store in your closet.
$104.99
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
The SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Kit is a perfect starter telescope that is large enough to view night sky objects such as the Moon, planets, and bright nebulas and star clusters, yet compact enough to sit on a desk or store in your closet.
$139.99
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$160.95
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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.
$179.99
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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.
$129.99
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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.
$169.99
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$208.95
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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.
$249.99
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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.
$199.99
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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!
$299.99
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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.
$79.99
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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.
$109.99
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$158.95
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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.
$229.99
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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.
$159.99
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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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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.
$89.99
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$112.96
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Moon Kit
This complete kit is packed with extra accessories at a great value. Includes the FunScope 76mm reflector which comes with 20mm and 10mm eyepieces and a Red Dot Finder, plus an Orion MoonMap 260, Moon Filter and Telescope Observer's Guide book.
$89.99
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$102.97
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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!
$79.99
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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!
$109.99
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$158.95
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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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