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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.
$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 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 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.
$299.99
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$341.94
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic reflector has features for both beginners and experienced users. It has a large aperture, the stable base glides easily to give you total pointing control, and this package includes a Barlow and Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$429.99
3 easy payments of $143.33
With payment plan
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$491.94
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
4.5 / 5.0
This combination of the StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector and AstroTrack Motor Drive is a complete telescope setup that's ideal for any backyard astronomer who wants to enjoy the benefits of motorized tracking with a wide-field optical instrument.
$209.99
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$249.98
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Are you looking for your first Dobsonian reflector? The SkyQuest XT6 is a classic entry-level telescope at an amazing price. The XT6 is easy to operate, affordable, and this bundle comes with a 2x Shorty Barlow and the Beginning Stargazer's toolkit.
$319.99
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$391.94
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ is a great choice for the more serious beginning stargazer who wants great performance, particularly on deep-sky objects. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$329.99
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$401.94
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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!
$64.99
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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!
$129.99
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$178.95
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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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Orion Observer II 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope Starter Kit
This complete telescope and accessory kit is a great gift for any child interested in space. Includes the complete Orion Observer II 60mm Altazimuith Refractor Telescope, Exploring the Cosmos book, MoonMap 260, Star Target Planisphere, and more!
$79.99
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$87.97
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Orion Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
Help encourage your child's interest in the stars and space with the Observer II 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit. We have a feeling the whole family will want to join in the fun!
$99.99
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$143.95
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
This value-packed kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky right away. Includes Observer II 70mm telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, red-dot sight, diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide book and more!
$139.99
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$188.95
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope Kit
3.8 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night Telescope Kit is perfect for on-the-go beginners. It's loaded with fun extra accessories every stargazer will enjoy. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want!
$99.99
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$120.96
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Superior beginner reflector telescope MAX kit with 4.5" diameter mirror lens, pre-assembled and portable design, and includes popular accessories for a total solution.
$249.99
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$311.93
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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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Orion CT80 EQ 80mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.5 / 5.0
If you're looking for a great starter telescope, but are worried about taking up too much space, Orion has the answer! Our CT80 EQ 80mm refractor kit packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
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$30.00
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 Kit's portable design allows you to use the telescope just about anywhere, and includes additional accessories that will enhance your viewing experience. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
With payment plan
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
2.0 / 5.0
Our StarBlast 90mm Travel Refractor is outfitted with a stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head plus a host of great accessories -- which all fit neatly into a carry case with shoulder strap for easy transport. Perfect for day or night observing!
$199.99
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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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