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Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor Explorer Kit
Our popular ShortTube 80mm telescope is now paired with the StarSeeker IV GoTo mount! Explorer Kit includes A DOZEN terrific accessories (see full description). Comes with GoTo hand controller AND mount is Wi-Fi enabled for control by smartphone.
$749.99
3 easy payments of $250.00
With payment plan
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$838.93
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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!
$329.99
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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.
$359.99
3 easy payments of $120.00
With payment plan
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$408.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Take a tour of the coolest deep-sky gems any night with this portable 4.5" GoTo reflector. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$549.99 - $649.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
The whole family will get in on the astro action with this wide-field, computerized wonder scope. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$599.99 - $699.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Our biggest StarSeeker reflector serves up wondrous views of lunar craters to distant nebulas. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$649.99 - $749.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm Mak-Cass Telescopes
Brainy, high-power, super-portable 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass telescope available in three different models: 1) Wi-Fi enabled to let you control it wirelessly from your smartphone; 2) with the SynScan hand controller; or, 3) with an expanded accessory kit!
$679.99 - $779.99
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 is a great telescope for the whole family. Its portable design allows you to use the reflector just about anywhere, and it packs away easily for storage and transport. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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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.
$139.99
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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.
$179.99
If purchased separately
$218.95
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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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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.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altaz Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
3.5 / 5.0
Our StarBlast 90mm Travel Refractor Kit is outfitted with a stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head plus a host of great accessories which all fit neatly into a case with shoulder strap for easy transport. Perfect for day or night observing!
$249.99
If purchased separately
$295.96
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 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.
$299.99
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope Kit
4.4 / 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.
$349.99
If purchased separately
$391.94
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Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is both high-power and compact - perfect for the beginner for both astronomy and terrestrial viewing. The correct-image finder scope makes locating objects easy.
$249.99
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope
The powerful GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Explore distant objects in detail with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x60mm Zoom Spotting Scope
5.0 / 5.0
This 20-60x60mm spotting scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Powerful zoom magnification range of 20-60x lets you explore objects in detail.
$269.99
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Orion Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Observer II 60mm is a full-fledged refractor telescope complete with everything you need to start enjoying the night sky right out of the box. This telescope will make a great gift for any child interested in exploring starry skies!
$74.99
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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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