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Orion StarBlast 102mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
4.2 / 5.0
Our versatile StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor is a serious and seriously fun daytime/nighttime telescope that will reveal the universe in all its glory. The telescope, tripod, and accessories all pack up into a rugged carry case for easy transport!
$299.99
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor Kit
4.2 / 5.0
A seriously fun 102mm (4" aperture) daytime/nighttime telescope that's ready to travel! Accessories include two Plossl eyepieces, Moon map, and rugged carry case. Kit adds 2x Barlow lens, 274-pg. Observer's Guide, planisphere, and red flashlight.
$329.99
If purchased separately
$378.95
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Take a tour of the coolest deep-sky gems any night with this portable 4.5" GoTo reflector. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$429.99 - $549.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
The whole family will get in on the astro action with this wide-field, computerized wonder scope. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$479.99 - $599.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescopes
Enjoy stunning resolution on the planets, Moon and deep sky with our biggest StarSeeker GoTo Mak. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control by your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$999.99 - $1,349.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescopes
Our biggest StarSeeker reflector serves up wondrous views of lunar craters to distant nebulas. Choose from three options: 1) Wi-Fi enabled for control from your smartphone; 2) with SynScan hand controller; or 3) with SynScan and extra accessories!
$529.99 - $629.99
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Orion StarSeeker IV 102mm Mak-Cass Telescopes
Brainy, high-power, super-portable 102mm GoTo Mak-Cass telescope available in three different models: 1) Wi-Fi enabled to let you control it wirelessly from your smartphone; 2) with the SynScan hand controller; or, 3) with an expanded accessory kit!
$579.99 - $679.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope is perfect for the more serious beginner or intermediate stargazer. With a 130mm parabolic primary mirror, the 130ST provides great views of deep-sky objects on the included EQ-2 mount and stable tripod.
$319.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
With payment plan
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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.
$439.99
3 easy payments of $146.66
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$491.94
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Good affordable beginner reflector telescope with 4.5" diameter mirror lens provides clear views of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep-sky objects. Portable design with compact, pre-assembled tabletop base makes setup easy for the whole family.
$199.99
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Terrific beginner reflector telescope kit with 4.5" diameter mirror lens, pre-assembled and portable design, and includes popular accessories.
$219.99
If purchased separately
$242.96
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
The Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector is a perfect family telescope. Its short focal length allows you to see more of the sky, which makes it easier for beginners to find objects. Includes 25mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces, MoonMap 260, and more!
$179.99
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Our compact StarBlast II 4.5 EQ combines 4.5" aperture wide-field (f/4.0) parabolic reflector optics with a sturdy equatorial mount equipped with slow-motion controls. Value-packed kit includes a Shorty 2x Barlow and Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$229.99
If purchased separately
$258.95
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Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector & AstroTrack Motor Drive
4.6 / 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
If purchased separately
$249.98
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
Are you looking for your first Dobsonian? The SkyQuest XT6 is a classic entry-level reflector at an amazing price. The XT6 is very portable, has a stable mount, is easy to operate and is affordable, making it a perfect telescope for the beginner.
$299.99
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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.
$329.99
If purchased separately
$391.94
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 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 features and included accessories to enhance your stargazing experience.
$529.99
3 easy payments of $176.66
With payment plan
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 is a great telescope for the whole family. Its portable design allows you to use the reflector just about anywhere, and it packs away easily for storage and transport. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$349.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
This upgraded PLUS version of our XT6 Classic Dobsonian sports a 6" parabolic mirror and useful enhancements like adjustable altitude tension and secondary adjustment thumbscrews, and expanded accessories including a Shorty 2x Barlow, and more!
$329.99
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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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