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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.
$229.99
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$252.95
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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.
$329.99
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$392.94
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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.
$199.99
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$214.96
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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.
$399.99
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$414.96
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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.
$379.99
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$414.95
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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.
$329.99
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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.
$199.99
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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.
$299.99
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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.
$179.99
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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.
$379.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ is a great choice for the more serious beginning stargazer who wants great performance, particularly on deep-sky objects. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$449.99
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$492.94
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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.
$399.99
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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.
$279.99
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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!
$259.99
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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.
$599.99
3 easy payments of $200.00
With payment plan
If purchased separately
$642.94
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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.
$549.99
3 easy payments of $183.33
With payment plan
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
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.
$209.99
If purchased separately
$225.95
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The SkyScanner 100mm table top reflector is a perfect starter telescope. It 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.
$169.99
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact 114mm-aperture Dobsonian that shows hundreds of objects in much more detail than a typical 60mm-aperture beginner telescope. The sturdy Dobsonian mount is easy to set up and use.
$399.99
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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.
$199.99
If purchased separately
$239.95
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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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