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Telescopes for the budding astronomer
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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.9 / 5.0
The FunScope is a great telescope for beginners and families to explore astronomy affordably. The FunScope Moon Kit includes the Orion MoonMap 260, a 20mm eyepiece for 15x views, a 10mm eyepiece for 30x views, and a red-dot finder.
$69.99
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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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FunScope 76mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Moon Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This complete kit is packed with extra accessories at a great value. Includes the FunScope 76mm reflector which comes with 20mm and 10mm eyepieces and a Red Dot Finder, plus an Orion MoonMap 260, Moon Filter and Telescope Observer's Guide book.
$89.99
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$102.97
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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!
$79.99
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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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$147.95

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SkyLine 10" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.9 / 5.0
The Skyline 10" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit comes "fully loaded" with great features and a deluxe set of performance enhancing accessories.
$849.99
3 easy payments of $283.33
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$969.91
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SkyLine 12" Dobsonian Reflector Kit
4.7 / 5.0
With its large, one-foot diameter primary mirror, deluxe features and included set of premium accessories, the SkyLine 12" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit is an ideal instrument for backyard astronomers who want big, bright views of the cosmos.
$1,099.99
3 easy payments of $366.66
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$1,219.91
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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
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$235.96
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SkyLine 6" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
This top-tier 6" Dobsonian impresses with stunning views and easy hands-on operation. Boasting a CNC-machined 1.25" Crayford focuser, two Plossl eyepieces, and 6x30 finder, it's big but nicely portable. A great step up from a starter scope!
$349.99
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SkyLine 8" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The SkyLine 8" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit is a substantial telescope capable with a great assortment of included accessories that will enhance your viewing experience
$649.99
3 easy payments of $216.66
With payment plan
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$769.91
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Orion BX90 EQ 90mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.7 / 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 and 10mm eyepieces, a 90-degree diagonal, and the EQ-1C equatorial mount.
$249.99
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$312.95
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Orion CT80 EQ 80mm Refractor Telescope Kit
3.4 / 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 80mm refractor kit packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
$249.99
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$260.95
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SkyLine 6" Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Kit
This 6" Dobsonian Telescope Kit impresses with stunning views and easy operation. Boasting a machined, dual-speed 1.25" Crayford focuser, two Plossl eyepieces, and 6x30 finder, and additional accessories, it's a great step up from a starter scope!
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$440.94
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Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope MAX Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Superior beginner reflector telescope MAX kit with 4.5" diameter mirror lens, pre-assembled and portable design, and includes popular accessories for a total solution
$249.99
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$303.93
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FunScope 76mm Reflector Telescope Kids Kit
4.9 / 5.0
This complete kit is packed with extra accessories at a great value. Includes the FunScope 76mm reflector which comes with 2 eyepieces, a Red Dot Finder, a MoonMap, Moon Filter, Star Target Planisphere and the Orion Exploring the Cosmos book.
$89.99
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$105.96
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altazimuth Refractor
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.
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 Kit's portable design allows you to use the telescope just about anywhere, and includes additional accessories that will enhance your viewing experience. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$379.99
3 easy payments of $126.66
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$447.94
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Orion VersaGo E-Series 90mm Altaz Refractor Telescope Kit
The VersaGo 90 Refractor Telescope Kit serves up stunning views of lunar craters, Saturn's rings, and cool nebulas with an outstanding collection of helpful accessories.
$259.99
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$284.95
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
The SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Kit is a perfect starter telescope that is large enough to view night sky objects such as the Moon, planets, and bright nebulas and star clusters, yet compact enough to sit on a desk or store in your closet.
$139.99
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$158.95
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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.
$309.99
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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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