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Telescopes for the budding astronomer
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Orion StarBlast 90mm Altaz Travel Refractor Telescope Kit
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!
$229.99
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Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope Kit
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, Flashlight, and Barlow Lens.
$219.99
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$234.71
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Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.3 / 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.
$99.99
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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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$229.41
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Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Kit
4.0 / 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.
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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.
$249.99
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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.
$179.99
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Orion BX90 EQ 90mm Refractor Telescope Kit
4.2 / 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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$279.35
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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.
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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.
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Orion SpaceProbe II 76mm Altazimuth 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.
$119.99
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$145.10
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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 CT80 EQ 80mm Compact Equatorial Refractor Telescope
3.5 / 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 refractor packs a lot of stargazing performance into a compact telescope setup.
$229.99
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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.
$139.99
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Orion StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The StarBlast 6 is a great telescope for the whole family. Its portable design allows you to use the reflector just about anywhere, and it packs away easily for storage and transport. Good for both planetary and deep sky observations.
$349.99
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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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Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.8 / 5.0
The Orion Apex 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is both high-power and compact - perfect for the beginner for both astronomy and terrestrial viewing. The correct-image finder scope makes locating objects easy.
$209.99
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Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
4.7 / 5.0
The compact yet powerful Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is great for observers wanting to get fantastic views during the night or day. Small enough that you can tuck it into a daypack or store it on a bookshelf.
$249.99
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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
4.4 / 5.0
TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT. 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
$289.99
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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!
$219.99
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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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