Top Ten Best Beginner Telescopes

Here at OPT we strive to give our customers the best knowledge of everything Astronomy. Our number one goal is to grow the Astronomy community and get more people involved by using telescopes and other fun gadgets. Because of that we wanted to make a list for new users for the Top Ten Best Beginner Telescopes! This list should help you get an idea of some great starter telescopes for yourself or even for children. 

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Here at OPT we strive to give our customers the best knowledge of everything Astronomy. Our number one goal is to grow the Astronomy community and get more people involved by using telescopes and other fun gadgets. Because of that we wanted to make a list for new users for the Top Ten Best Beginner Telescopes! This list should help you get an idea of some great starter telescopes for yourself or even for children. 

 

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Meade LightBridge Mini Telescope

The Meade LightBridge Mini Telescope

This mini telescope may look small but can pack a powerful punch. It's small size makes it incredibly portable. it is also very easy to use for people of almost all ages. This is a great telescope to get you started in astronomy or just something you look at the Moon with in better detail. There are 3 different sizes - 82mm, 114mm, and 130mm.

82mm - $54.94

114mm - $134.94

130mm - $174.95

Celestron Inspire Telescope

Celestron Inspire Telescope

This is the most feature packed entry level possibly in the entire industry. It has a built in cell phone adapter so you can look at the Moon and take detailed pictures as easy as 1, 2, 3! There are 3 different sizes - 70AZ, 80AZ, and 100AZ.

70AZ - $149

80AZ - $188

100AZ - $248

Orion Observer Telescope

Orion Observer Telescope

Get ready to point and shoot! This easy to use telescope comes with 2 different eyepieces and whats known as a diagonal that will allow you to look through the eyepiece from above and not kneel down to look through! There are 3 different options - 60mm Alt-AZ, 70mm Alt-AZ, and 70mm EQ.

60mm Alt-AZ - $89.99

70mm Alt-AZ - $129

70mm EQ - $149.99

Celestron Powerseeker Telescopes

Celestron Powerseeker Telescope

The Powerseeker is the largest beginner telescope line that Celestron carries. It is also one of the most popular. Ranging in sizes from 50mm to 127mm these telescopes have everything you need if you are interested in getting more involved with astronomy.

50mm - $45

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127mm - $149

Vixen Nature Eye Telescope

Vixen Nature Eye Telescope

Designed to be ultra lightweight and portable, the Nature Eye is the perfect scope to help you get closer to nature. This is a great starter telescope for smaller children. It will give you a great view of the moon as well as objects here on earth.

$39.95
Celestron Astromaster Telescopes

Celestron Astromaster Telescope

The Astromaster telescope line is a step above some of the others on this list. It will give you great views of the moon and other close planets in our solar system. This telescope comes with everything you need to get started and has a wide ranges of sizes perfect for children of most ages and also great for beginners.

70mm - $119

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130mm - $248.95

Vixen Space Eye Telescope

Vixen Space Eye Telescope

This starter telescope from Vixen weighs a very light 6.8 pounds making it a great scope for the younger generation. With 2 options for sizes both under $150, this telescope makes for a great gift.

50mm - $79.95

70mm - $129

Orion Skyscanner Telescope

Orion Skyscanner Telescope

This 100mm tabletop telescope is a great value for the money. Orion is one of the biggest manufacturers of telescopes in the world and they got it right with this budget telescope. Coming in at $109.99, this is one of the heavy hitters on our list.

100mm - $109.99
Meade Polaris Telescope

Meade Polaris Telescope

Meade is one of the best at what they do - manufacturing telescopes. The Polaris telescope line is a step above most on this list and the price shows it. With larger apertures, these telescopes will give you bigger images through the eyepiece. This telescope will also help you track the moon or stars as they move through the night sky.

70mm - $139.94

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90mm - $228.94

Celestron Travel Scope

 Celestron Travel Scope

The name says it all here. This telescope is so lightweight and easy to move that it fits smoothly inside a backpack. Bring this along with you camping to fill up your night with some great visuals of the Moon.

70mm - $89