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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.
$299.99
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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!
$479.99
3 easy payments of $160.00
With payment plan
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector without Controller
5.0 / 5.0
Brainy, user-friendly GoTo reflector telescope is Wi-Fi enabled to let you control it wirelessly from your smartphone with the FREE SynScan Pro app! Comes with great accessories including two eyepieces, Moon map, and Orion's DeepMap 600 star chart.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
With payment plan
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.9 / 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
If purchased separately
$112.97
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
3.9 / 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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$179.95
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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 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.
$239.99
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The VersaGo 90 Refractor Telescope Kit serves up stunning views of lunar craters, Saturn's rings, and cool nebulas with an outstanding collection of helpful accessories.
$259.99
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$316.95
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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.
$229.99
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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!
$149.99
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$189.95
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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!
$109.99
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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
If purchased separately
$209.95
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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
If purchased separately
$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 StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
Our versatile StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor is a serious and seriously fun daytime/nighttime telescope that will reveal the universe in all its glory. The telescope, tripod, and accessories all pack up into a rugged carry case for easy transport!
$349.99
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor Kit
4.0 / 5.0
A seriously fun 102mm (4" aperture) daytime/nighttime telescope that's ready to travel! Accessories include two Plossl eyepieces, Moon map, and rugged carry case. Kit adds 2x Barlow lens, 274-pg. Observer's Guide, planisphere, and red flashlight.
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$429.95
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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.
$94.99
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$106.97
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Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube
3.3 / 5.0
The fully coated Orion CT80 refractor is a compact, 80mm aperture telescope optical tube that delivers bright, wide-field views. Great for use as a guide scope, or for daytime viewing and stargazing. All accessories sold separately.
$109.99
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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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