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Telescopes for the budding astronomer
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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 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 FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
Explore a new fun hobby for the whole family with the Orion FunScope AstroDazzle Reflector! This Orion-exclusive telescope is decorated with a unique, full-color collage of popular space objects that's sure to inspire every stargazer in the family.
$99.99
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$112.98
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Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The lightweight, compact design of the GoScope 80mm makes it perfect for the beginner and a great grab-and-go telescope. The red-dot finder makes it easy to locate objects in the night sky, and the 80mm allows you to see more than with the 70mm.
$149.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
With fast, f/4.4 wide-field optics, and substantial 4.5" aperture, the StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector is ideal for observing deep-sky objects and bright views of the Moon and planets. Included eyepieces provide magnifications of 21.7x and 50x.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 130mm (5.1") StarSeeker IV supplies bright views of the night sky with its wide, f/5 parabolic optics. The included 23mm eyepiece yields 28.2x views, while the more powerful 10mm eyepiece provides 65x magnification.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
4.3 / 5.0
This portable 102mm "Grab-and-GoTo" Mak-Cass grabs a lot of light with its 4" objective lens, and its extra-long f/12.7 optics provide stunning views of bright deep-sky objects, the planets, and Moon. Included eyepieces provide 57x and 130x views.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The extra accessories included in this value-packed GoTo kit are perfect for amateur astronomers of all skill levels. The Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optics.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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$547.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo system.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
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$597.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 5.0
The Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo telescope presents a winning combination of motorized object-location technology and great optical performance. With the extra accessories in this value-packed kit, the whole family will have fun stargazing.
$629.99
3 easy payments of $210.00
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$697.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit
4.3 / 5.0
The value-packed StarSeeker IV 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope Kit is a great setup for beginning amateur astronomers since it's loaded with so many great accessories and features a complete GoTo telescope system.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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$657.96
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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 automatic tracking.
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 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 GoScope 80mm Refractor Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.4 / 5.0
If there isn't a table nearby when you want to stargaze, we now provide our Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can gaze at stars anywhere. Bundle also includes a high-power, 6.3mm eyepiece!
$199.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports useful design enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, Safety Film Solar Filter and more!
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
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$412.97
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This deluxe upgrade of our XT8 Classic telescope boasts a redesigned Dobsonian base, adjustable altitude-axis tension, 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser, and a host of other upgrades and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$579.99
3 easy payments of $193.33
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$612.97
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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 GrandView 16-48x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
4.7 / 5.0
With excellent fully multi-coated optics and a comfortable 45-degree angled eyepiece packed into a durable, waterproof housing, the Orion GrandView 16-48x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope will amaze you with crisply detailed views of the outdoors.
$99.99
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Orion Observer 60mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
The Observer 60mm is perfect for the young beginner. It has a red dot finder scope that makes it easy to find objects. The light weight tripod and optical tube make it very portable. It includes everything you need to get started viewing.
$69.99
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Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This table top 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain is a lightweight and compact telescope for the beginning viewer that you can take anywhere. The red dot finder scope makes it easy to find objects in the sky. The mount can also be attached to a photo tripod.
$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. Click the "Resources to Help You Choose a Telescope" link above for more information.

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