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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
The SpaceProbe 130EQ is an affordable beginner telescope. The classic long-tube Newtonian design allows for all around great performance. The EQ-2 mount is very sturdy and you can add the optional electronic drive for automati
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Orion GoScope 80mm Refractor Telescope and Tripod Bundle
4.4 / 5.0
If there isn't a table nearby when you want to stargaze, we now provide our Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope bundled with a sturdy field tripod so you can gaze at stars anywhere. Bundle also includes a high-power, 6.3mm eyepiece!
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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.
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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.
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Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The lightweight, compact design of the GoScope 80mm makes it perfect for the beginner and a great grab-and-go telescope. The red-dot finder makes it easy to locate objects in the night sky, and the 80mm allows you to see more than with the 70mm.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Orion StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
With fast, f/4.4 wide-field optics, and substantial 4.5" aperture, the StarSeeker IV 114mm GoTo Reflector is ideal for observing deep-sky objects and bright views of the Moon and planets. Included eyepieces provide magnifications of 21.7x and 50x.
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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.
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 telescope is perfect for a beginner. It's a compact 114mm-aperture Classic Dobsonian reflector that shows objects in much more detail than a typical 60mm beginner telescope. This kit includes a Barlow and stargazer's toolkit.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
This refractor telescope goes the extra distance in introducing the novice to the wonders of the night sky. The Observer II 70 refractor features a 70mm-aperture achromatic objective lens, which provides 36% more light-gathering ability than a 60mm.
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
3.0 / 5.0
An ideal telescope for the observer on-the-go, the compact Observer 80ST packs a lot of performance into a petite telescope design. This short, f/5.0 refractor delivers wide views of the Moon and planets as well as brighter nebulas and star clusters.
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Orion Observer II 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
The Observer II 70 Altazimuth Refractor is delightfully easy to operate, and its affordable price makes it a great telescope to start with as you discover the rewarding hobby of amateur astronomy. Includes the Orion MoonMap 260!
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
4.3 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night telescope is perfect for on-the-go beginners. It is very easy to set up, and includes a 5x24 finder, two eyepieces (20mm and 9mm) and a MoonMap 260. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want!
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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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