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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 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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Orion StarMax 90 Mak-Cass Telescope & Planetary Kit
4.6 / 5.0
Providing higher power views, the StarMax 90mm TableTop Mak-Cass packs that power into a tube just 11" long. Offering point-and-view ease of use and an expanded bundle of great accessories, this scope is a fun, pint-sized powerhouse.
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the whole family to amazing celestial treasures. Its big 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and Moon filter.
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Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.6 / 5.0
Offering higher-power views than reflector and refractor telescopes, the StarMax 90mm TableTop Mak-Cass packs that power into a tube just 11" long. Offering point-and-view ease of use and great accessories, this scope is a fun, pint-sized powerhouse.
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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 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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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Zoom Spotting Scope
The powerful GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Explore distant objects in detail with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.0 / 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 GoScope III 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
4.6 / 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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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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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.1 / 5.0
This ultraportable day and night Telescope Kit is perfect for on-the-go beginners. Use the included backpack to take the telescope anywhere you want! Kit includes the telescope, Exploring the Cosmos book, MoonMap 260, and Star Target planisphere.
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope
Here's a complete telescope you can take anywhere - right on your back! The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor is an 80mm widefield telescope complete with tripod, two eyepieces, Moon filter, Moon map, more! Ideal for daytime or nighttime adventures.
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Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector Telescope Kit
4.7 / 5.0
Super-portable and easy to use, the SkyScanner 100mm will introduce the family to amazing celestial treasures. Its 100mm parabolic mirror pulls in faint light. Pop it on a table in the yard and you're set. Includes Moon map and filter, and much more!
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altazimuth Travel Refractor Telescope
3.5 / 5.0
Our StarBlast 90mm Travel Refractor is outfitted with a stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head plus a host of great accessories -- which all fit neatly into a carry case with shoulder strap for easy transport. Perfect for day or night observing!
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altaz Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
3.5 / 5.0
Our StarBlast 90mm Travel Refractor Kit is outfitted with a stainless steel tripod and two-way pan head plus a host of great accessories which all fit neatly into a case with shoulder strap for easy transport. Perfect for day or night observing!
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Orion StarBlast 102mm Travel Refractor Kit
4.0 / 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.
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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!
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope Kit
5.0 / 5.0
A complete telescope solution you can take anywhere - right on your back! The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Kit is an 80mm widefield telescope complete with tripod, two eyepieces, Moon filter, Moon map, Star Target and Flashlight.
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Orion SkyScanner BL102mm TableTop Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
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.
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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.
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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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