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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The perfect combination of telescope performance and portability, the StarBlast 6 promises uncomplicated, point-and-view fun for the beginning and intermediate stargazer. Comes largely pre-assembled - just attach the accessories and have a blast!
$449.99
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Orion Observer 80ST EQ Refractor Sun and Moon Kit
4.0 / 5.0
An ideal telescope for the observer on-the-go, the compact Observer 80ST packs a lot of performance into a small telescope design. It delivers wide views of the Moon and planets, brighter nebulas, and as a bonus, also includes a sun and moon filter.
$229.99
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$241.97
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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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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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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.
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Sun and Moon Kit
4.6 / 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, a MoonMap 260 and a backpack. As a bonus a sun and moon filter are included for further exploration.
$119.99
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.1 / 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
4.6 / 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 Limited Edition SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Bundle
4.9 / 5.0
The Limited Edition XT8 boasts a gorgeous ruby red finish and comes with an upgraded accessory package that includes a 2" 25mm (49x) 70-degree eyepiece, a 1.25" 10mm (122x) Plossl eyepiece, a power-boosting 2x Barlow lens, and more. A great value!
$779.99
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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.
$129.99
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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 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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$179.95
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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!
$159.99
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$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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Orion Versago E-Series 90mm Refractor Sun and Moon Kit
4.7 / 5.0
The whole family will enjoy viewing day or night! The VersaGo 90 serves up stunning views of lunar craters and Saturn's rings. Includes two Plossl eyepieces and a red dot finder. Bonus kit also includes filters for viewing the sun and moon!
$279.99
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$291.97
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Kit
4.5 / 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.
$199.99
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$266.95
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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.
$179.99
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Sun and Moon Kit
Optimized for close-up views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects, the Observer 90 EQ proves why refractors are so coveted among amateur astronomers. Comes with a 6x30 finder scope and two quality Plossl eyepieces for 36x and 90x power.
$399.99
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Motor Drive Kit
Set your sights on the Moon, planets, and beyond with the Observer 90 EQ. Optics provide low-power 36x and high-power 90x views with the two included Plossl eyepieces. The sturdy equatorial mount and bonus drive system lets you track objects easily.
$389.99
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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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