Beginner Telescopes Gift Guide

Beginner Telescopes Gift Guide

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OPT GIFT CARD

If you're not sure what type of telescope to get your astronomy enthusiast, a gift card is the perfect way to let them choose the perfect one!

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CELESTRON TRAVEL SCOPE 70 PORTABLE TELESCOPE - $89.95

This great starter 50mm telescope was designed with traveling in mind and is perfect for viewing both land and celestial objects on-the-go. This set comes complete with the telescope, tripod, two eyepieces, and a travel pack... ready to use right out of the box!

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MEADE INFINITY 60MM ALTAZIMUTH REFRACTOR - $74.95

The Infinity 60mm Refracting Telescope from Meade Instruments comes complete with everything you need to begin viewing the majesty of the night sky. Equipped with a sturdy tripod, the Meade Infinity is a fully functional and easy-to-use 60mm aperture refractor perfect for a new astronomer looking to get started!

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MEADE POLARIS 114mm GERMAN EQUATORIAL REFLECTOR TELESCOPE - $158.94

The Polaris 114mm telescope's large aperture ensures that you enjoy the wonders of the night sky, every time you take it out! This telescope features a stable equatorial mount with slow motion controls, making it easy to track celestial objects as they move across the night sky. The three included eyepieces provide low, medium and high-powered magnifications for viewing a wide range of objects including the moon, planets and more, all while delivering bright and detailed images!

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SKY-WATCHER 8" COLLAPSIBLE DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE - $425

OPT loves Dobsonians and so will you! This 8" Sky-Watcher Dobsonian will allow you to peer into the Milky Way in hopes of finding a new galaxy, nebulae, star cluster, or interesting star to investigate!

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MEADE STARNAVIGATOR 125mm MAKSUTOV COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE - $479

With the assistance of Meade's AudioStar computerized controller and easy to operate robotic mount, the Next Generation 125 mm can be used to view a wide range of celestial objects. Toggle between the two eyepiece sizes included with this telescope to hone in on specific targets and goals, and use the AudioStar to take a guided tour of the night sky!

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CELESTRON NEXSTAR 6SE f/10 COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE - $699

This telescope is an excellent choice for a beginner getting into astronomy. Once aligned, this computerized telescope can automatically locate, point to, and track any of the 40,000 celestial objects in its database that is up in the night sky. It’s has a large 6” aperture that is powerful enough to resolve Cassini’s Division in Saturn’s rings, the cloud bands on Jupiter, and geographic features on the surface of the Moon!

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SKY-WATCHER 10" COMPUTERIZED COLLAPSIBLE DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE - $1,1135

This large 10" Sky-Watcher Dobsonian Computerized Telescope is a precision engineered telescope that will allow you to easily find and enjoy bright views of night sky treasures like Saturn, Jupiter, and other planets in the solar system, plug a huge array of deep-sky objects including galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and more. With its patented collapsible tube design, the Sky-Watcher 10" Collapsible GoTo Dobsonian is truly the ultimate in portability and performance. The telescope allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!

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CELESTRON 9.25" NEXSTAR EVOLUTION COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE - $1,999

As one of the top user-friendly telescopes, the Celestron 9.25" NexStar Evolution Computerized Telescope combines many innovative design features to provide you the best possible experience for beginners and more advanced telescope users alike! One of the best things about this telescope series is that there is no use for external power supply as it is built in. It comes with a lithium-ion battery so that you will be able to enjoy up to 10 hours of stargazing on a single charge.

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CELESTRON CGEM-II 800 EdgeHD TELESCOPE - $2,649

The CGEM II 800 HD combines Celestron's newly redesigned CGEM II computerized equatorial mount with its acclaimed EdgeHD optical system. With 8 inches of aperture and premium StarBright XLT coatings, the CGEM II 800 HD gives you over 800 times the light gathering power than the unaided eye and is the lightest and most portable telescope in its class. Because the telescope is mounted on an equatorial mount, the option for transitioning into astrophotography is easy with this system.