We don't sell junk, and we've tested and tried our way through some real duds to find the cream of the crop of beginner telescopes. These are good quality telescopes that won't discourage anyone trying to get a start in astronomy; they're all good enough to have made Galileo jealous, and he discovered the moons of Jupiter. These telescopes will deliver awe-inspiring views of the moon and, in good viewing conditions, the planets as well. We've bundled them with smart accessories that will help you to get the most out of these telescopes.
FirstScope Bundle

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Total price: $188.80

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PowerSeeker Bundle

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StarSense Bundle

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Celestron
Celestron Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ (22452) $292.45 $324.95
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Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer-the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you.
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Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope $2,160.00
Why We Love This The Celestron Nexstar 8SE Computerized Telescope (11069) is instantly recognizable because of the orange paint job.  This is a nod back to the original C8 tubes that drove Celestron’s early success.  The SE series come with computerized mounts, a good quality eyepiece, and great quality optics.  These scopes will stand up well to quality eyepieces and high magnification.  They’re ideal for viewing the moon and will show great detail on the planets (Cassini division in the rings of Saturn, bands on Jupiter).  The 8” will also introduce you to deep sky objects like open clusters, globular clusters,...
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Celestron NexStar 6SE Computerized Telescope $1,480.00
Why We Love the Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope The Celestron Nexstar 6SE Computerized Telescope (11068) is instantly recognizable because of the orange paint job.  This is a nod back to the original C8 tubes that drove Celestron’s early success.  The SE series come with computerized mounts, a good quality eyepiece, and great quality optics.  These scopes will stand up well to quality eyepieces and high magnification.  They’re ideal for viewing the moon and will show great detail on the planets (Cassini division in the rings of Saturn, bands on Jupiter).  The 6” will also introduce you to deep sky objects like open clusters, globular clusters, and some galaxies....
Sky-Watcher
Sky-Watcher Classic 200P 8" Dobsonian Tele... $880.00
All Star Telescope's Take Dobsonian telescopes are some of the best beginner telescopes available. They're simple to use, and open the night sky up to everyone. These scopes will give incredible views of the planets, mind blowing views of the moon, and some really interesting views of deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulas. For a bit of context, an 8 inch dobsonian telescope will gather 816 times more light than the human eye.  You'll neve outgrow these scopes, they are perfect for visual astronomy.   Featuring large apertures and easy functionality, Sky-Watcher's Classic Dobsonian is the ideal beginner scope. Often referred to...

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