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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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$199.99
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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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$299.99
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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 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 kit combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability. It's a great value that includes a 2x Shorty Barlow, MoonMap, DeepMap, and smartphone adapter, and more!
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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$725.19
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability for an epic stargazing experience. It's an incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The StarBlast 4.5" reflector telescope kit on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material, smartphone camera adapter, 2x Shorty Barlow lens, and more!
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StarBlast II 4.5" Equatorial Reflector and TD-1 Motor Drive
4.5 / 5.0
This 4.5" reflector telescope on an adjustable EQ tripod and included TD-1 motor drive makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material and a smartphone adapter to take pictures of the moon and planets.
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This 4.5" reflector telescope on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material and a smartphone adapter to take pictures of the moon and planets.
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. A great value that includes Orion's 2x Barlow Lens, smartphone adapter, and much more!
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. An incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector without Controller
5.0 / 5.0
Big-aperture GoTo reflector telescope is Wi-Fi enabled to let you control it wirelessly from your smartphone with the FREE SynScan Pro app! Comes with terrific accessories including two eyepieces, Moon map, and Orion's DeepMap 600 star chart.
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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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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$199.99
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$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.
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$159.99
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Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
Offering higher-power views than reflector and refractor telescopes, the StarMax 90mm TableTop Mak-Cass packs that power into a tube just 11" long. Offering point-and-view ease of use and great accessories, this scope is a fun, pint-sized powerhouse.
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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.
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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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.
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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.
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$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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$99.99
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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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