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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 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 SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
The SpaceProbe 130EQ is an affordable beginner telescope. The classic long-tube Newtonian design allows for all around great performance. The EQ-2 mount is very sturdy and you can add the optional electronic drive for automati
$289.99
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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.
$349.99
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$411.94
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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.
$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!
$139.99
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$188.95
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
This refractor telescope goes the extra distance in introducing the novice to the wonders of the night sky. The Observer II 70 refractor features a 70mm-aperture achromatic objective lens, which provides 36% more light-gathering ability than a 60mm.
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$104.99
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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.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altaz Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
2.0 / 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!
$219.99
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$265.96
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Orion BX90 EQ 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
With its 90mm aperture and versatile f/6.7 optics, this complete mid-size refractor telescope is ideal for serious beginners. The BX90 EQ Refractor comes with 25mm and10mm eyepieces, a 90-degree diagonal, and the EQ-1C equatorial mount.
$199.99
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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.
$249.99
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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 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 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.
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$399.99
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$359.99
3 easy payments of $120.00
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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 CT80 EQ 80mm Compact Equatorial Refractor Telescope
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 refractor packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
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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!
$69.99
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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!
$84.99
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$92.97
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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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$148.95
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
4.0 / 5.0
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!
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$129.99
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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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