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Telescopes for the budding astronomer
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Orion Observer II 70mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
This value-packed kit comes with everything you need to observe the night sky right away. Includes Observer II 70mm telescope, 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, red-dot sight, diagonal, Shorty 2x Barlow, MoonMap 260, Telescope Observer's Guide book and more!
$149.99
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$197.95
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
3.0 / 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.
$159.99
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$207.95
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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.
$299.99
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$360.94
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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.
$269.99
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$330.94
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Orion StarBlast 80 AutoTracker Refractor Telescope Kit
4.2 / 5.0
This portable 80mm refractor is ideal for on-the-go astronomers, or for those looking for a compact telescope with precise automatic tracking abilities. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning 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.
$359.99
3 easy payments of $120.00
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$390.94
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 5.0
With this 3" reflector telescope you can view the cratered surface of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, and gigantic Jupiter along with its brightest moons. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
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$159.99
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$129.99
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$30.00
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Orion StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector Telescope Kit
4.5 / 5.0
The StarBlast 114mm AutoTracker Reflector makes it easy for the whole family to stargaze with its combination of great optics and a motorized mount. This value-packed kit comes with a Shorty 2x Barlow and the Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit.
$299.99
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$370.94
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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.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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$470.94
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Orion GrandView Vari-Angle 20-60x60mm Zoom Spotting Scope
This 20-60x60mm spotting scope features a unique adjustable-angle eyepiece so you can easily view at 90-degrees, straight-through, or any angle in between! Powerful zoom magnification range of 20-60x lets you explore objects in detail.
$269.99
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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.
$399.99
3 easy payments of $133.33
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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 an EZ Finder II sight, plus an Orion MoonMap 260, Moon Filter and Telescope Observer's Guide book.
$89.99
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$100.97
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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 FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5" Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
Explore a new fun hobby for the whole family with the Orion FunScope AstroDazzle Reflector! This Orion-exclusive telescope is decorated with a unique, full-color collage of popular space objects that's sure to inspire every stargazer in the family.
$99.99
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$112.98
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Orion SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
4.5 / 5.0
The Orion SpaceProbe 3 is a great beginner's telescope at a great price. It is perfect for viewing the moon, planets, and some nebulas. A very portable, light weight, and uncomplicated telescope.
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$119.99
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$99.99
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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.
$149.99
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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 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.
$449.99
3 easy payments of $150.00
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Orion StarSeeker IV 130mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
5.0 / 5.0
The 130mm (5.1") StarSeeker IV supplies bright views of the night sky with its wide, f/5 parabolic optics. The included 23mm eyepiece yields 28.2x views, while the more powerful 10mm eyepiece provides 65x magnification.
$499.99
3 easy payments of $166.66
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Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Reflector Telescope
4.0 / 5.0
The largest StarSeeker IV collects a ton of light with its 6" aperture optical tube for detailed views of deep-sky objects, as well as super-bright lunar and planetary observations. Included eyepieces provide 32.6x and 75x viewing magnifications.
$579.99
3 easy payments of $193.33
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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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