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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
Pop it on a picnic table or the hood of your car. This pint-sized powerhouse will show the whole family an array of celestial wonders on any clear night. Value-added Kit includes a Moon filter, book, and planisphere to enhance your experience.
$209.99
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$224.96
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
Whether you pop it on a picnic table or the hood of your car, this pint-sized powerhouse will show the whole family a treasure trove of celestial wonders on any clear night. Includes two quality eyepieces, a 3x Barlow lens, and our MoonMap 260.
$189.99
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Orion SkyScanner BL135mm Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
With point-and-view simplicity and bold 5.3" reflector optics, the SkyScanner BL 135mm Dob will delight you with bright views of celestial treasures. Kit comes with extra must-have items: Moon filter, 174-page Observer's Guide, and a planisphere.
$419.99
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$434.96
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Orion SkyScanner BL135mm Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
With point-and-view simplicity and bold 5.3" reflector optics, the SkyScanner BL 135mm Dob will delight you with bright, crisp views of the night sky's treasures. Comes with two quality eyepieces, 3x barlow lens, red dot scope, and MoonMap 260.
$399.99
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
With big 4.5"-diameter mirror optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope is a cut above typical starter models. This value-added Kit includes five essential extras to enhance your experience.
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$229.99
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope Kit
With big 5.3"-diameter mirror optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope will show you the Moon, planets, nebulas, and more. You also get five essential extras to enhance your experience.
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$329.99
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$299.99
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
Optimized for close-up views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects, this scope proves why refractors are so coveted among astronomers. Value-packed Kit includes extra must-have items: MoonMap, Moon filter, planisphere, and filter set.
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$379.99
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$349.99
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Orion Observer 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
Set your sights on the Moon, planets, and beyond with the Observer 90 EQ. The 90mm refracting optics provide low-power 36x and high-power 90x views with the two included Plossl eyepieces. The sturdy equatorial mount lets you track objects easily.
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$329.99
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$299.99
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Orion Observer 114mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
With big 4.5"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable beginner telescope is a cut above typical starter models. Ours also includes two quality Plossl eyepieces and a "red dot" finder scope.
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$199.99
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$179.99
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Orion Observer 134mm Equatorial Reflector Telescope
With big 5.3"-diameter optics and a sturdy EQ mount to manually track your target objects, this capable telescope will reveal impossibly cool celestial wonders every night out. Includes two quality Plossl eyepieces and a 6x30 optical finder scope.
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$299.99
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$269.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector package is perfect for the serious beginner, providing beautiful views of both planets and deep-sky objects. With plenty of included accessories, this scope will keep you enjoying the night sky for years to come!
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$379.99
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$329.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector is perfect for the more serious beginner, providing beautiful views of both planets and deep-sky objects. With plenty of included accessories, this scope will keep you enjoying the night sky for years to come!
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$349.99
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$299.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 kit combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability. It's a great value that includes a 2x Shorty Barlow, MoonMap, DeepMap, and smartphone adapter, and more!
$699.99
3 easy payments of $233.33
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$742.94
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
One of our most popular telescopes, the XT8 combines prodigious light grasp, easy navigation, and solid stability for an epic stargazing experience. It's an incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
The StarBlast 4.5" reflector telescope kit on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material, smartphone camera adapter, 2x Shorty Barlow lens, and more!
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StarBlast II 4.5" Equatorial Reflector and TD-1 Motor Drive
4.5 / 5.0
This 4.5" reflector telescope on an adjustable EQ tripod and included TD-1 motor drive makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material and a smartphone adapter to take pictures of the moon and planets.
$289.99
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
This 4.5" reflector telescope on an adjustable EQ tripod makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy stargazing. Includes reference material and a smartphone adapter to take pictures of the moon and planets.
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$229.99
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$199.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. A great value that includes Orion's 2x Barlow Lens, smartphone adapter, and much more!
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
With payment plan
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$579.95
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
Powerful, easy to use and affordable, the SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope will keep you busy exploring the solar system and deep space for years. An incredible value that includes Orion's MoonMap, DeepMap 600, and a smartphone photo adapter.
$499.99
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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.
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$199.99
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$179.99
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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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