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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope
Here's a complete telescope you can take anywhere - right on your back! The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor is an 80mm widefield telescope complete with tripod, two eyepieces, Moon filter, Moon map, more! Ideal for daytime or nighttime adventures.
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
A complete telescope solution you can take anywhere - right on your back! The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Kit is an 80mm widefield telescope complete with tripod, two eyepieces, Moon filter, Moon map, Star Target and Flashlight.
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Orion ShortTube 80-T Refractor Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
This compact, grab-and-go 80mm refractor is outfitted for enjoyable daytime terrestrial viewing and casual nighttime stargazing. Just pop it on a telescope mount or photo tripod and start exploring! Includes high- and low-power Plossl eyepieces.
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Orion GrandView 12-36x50mm WP Zoom Spotting Scope Kit
This compact waterproof spotting scope is perfect for outdoor adventurers who want impeccable views of nature in a conveniently portable instrument. Complete kit includes 12-36x50mm spotting scope with angled eyepiece, tripod, and case.
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Meade 20-60x60 Spotting Scope
This versatile spotting scope allows superb nature viewing with a magnification range of 20-60x allowing you to scan scenic vistas and view flowers and animals in superb detail. Includes a soft carrying case and mini tabletop tripod.
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Meade Infinity 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Kit
The Infinity 70mm Alt-azimuth telescope kit features a slow-motion control rod that allows for easily tracking objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder, 2x Barlow, two eyepieces, along with bonus accessories to enhance your experience.
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Meade Infinity 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Infinity 70mm Alt-azimuth telescope features a slow-motion control rod that allows for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot Viewfinder, 2x Barlow lens, and two eyepieces. The Infinity 70mm weighs approximately 6 lbs.
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Meade Polaris 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
The Polaris 90 telescope kit includes slow-motion controls that allow for easily tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder, 2x Barlow, three eyepieces, diagonal, and bonus accessories to enhance your viewing experience.
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Meade Polaris 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
The Polaris 90 telescope includes slow-motion controls that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder scope, 2x Barlow lens, three eyepieces, and erect-image diagonal. Assembled weight is approximately 18 lbs.
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Meade Polaris 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
The Polaris 114 telescope includes slow-motion controls on both axes that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a red-dot finder, 2x Barlow, and three eyepieces, along with bonus accessories to enhance the experience.
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Meade Polaris 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
The Polaris 114 telescope includes slow-motion controls on both axes that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot Viewfinder, 2x Barlow Lens, and three eyepieces. The assembled weight is approximately 19 lbs.
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Meade Polaris 127mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
The Polaris 127 telescope includes slow-motion controls on both axes that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder, 2x Barlow, three eyepieces, and bonus accessories that enhance the viewing experience.
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Meade Polaris 127mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
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The Polaris 127 telescope includes slow-motion controls on both axes that allow for easy tracking of objects in the night sky. Includes a Red-Dot finder scope, 2x Barlow Lens, and three eyepieces. Assembled weight is approximately 19 lbs.
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Meade Wilderness 15-45x65mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
This spotting scope features high index Bak-4 prisms and high-quality, precision ground lenses coated with multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings to provide optical performance that is equal to or better than any spotting scope in its class.
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Meade Wilderness 20-60x100mm Waterproof Zoom Spotting Scope
This spotting scope features high index Bak-4 prisms and high-quality, precision ground lenses coated with multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings to provide optical performance that is equal to or better than any spotting scope in its class.
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the family to amazing celestial treasures. Its 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and filter, and much more!
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Consistently garnering 5-star user ratings, the popular StarBlast 4.5 has introduced thousands of new stargazers to the wonders of the night sky. It's a sturdy, portable family telescope with superb 4.5" parabolic optics and top-tier accessories.
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Consistently earning 5-star ratings, the popular StarBlast 4.5 has introduced many new stargazers to the wonders of the night sky. It's a sturdy, portable family telescope with superb parabolic optics and a vast array of top-tier accessories.
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the whole family to amazing celestial treasures. Its big 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and Moon filter.
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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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