Beginner's Telescopes

This telescope buying guide provides information and equipment listings for all types of refractor and reflector telescopes for all levels, from budding astronomer to the more experienced astronomer looking for a larger, more advanced 'scope.

Binoculars and telescopes and other astronomy equipment and accessories are the core of amateur astronomy. A good pair of binoculars is what introduced me to the pleasures of stargazing many moons ago and only after a couple of years scanning the skies did I graduate to a telescope. That was one of the department store 60mm telescopes we're all warned about, but my folks didn't know any better, and to a 12-year old kid, it opened up the universe.
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Meade 495 Autostar Computer Controller (Handbox Only).

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This is an early vintage seventies celestron C8 sand cast forks model.  Excellent optics and very collectable. These early models had the round holes in the forks and were sand cast not die cast.  The power cord is included although not shown in pictures.  The …

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  • High-performance observational eyepiece filter markedly improves views of Mars
  • Fully-coated Mars filter increases contrast to bring out subtle details on the disc of the red planet
  • When using the Mars filter on a clear, dark evening you'll see polar ice cap detail, subtle mare shadings,

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Orion 7055 4.5 inch telescope Tube Clamp/for #9233 Equatorial Mount With black felt inner liner.

CLARIFICATION: this tube clamp is designed for 4.5 inch or 114mm newtonian reflector telescope 4.5 inch is not the diameter.…

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Orion Custom Package.containing the following items bundled together.
1 Orion 5863 LensPen Mini Pro

  • The Orion LensPen Mini Pro is a specially designed pen-shaped tool for safe cleaning of optical lens surfaces on binoculars, cameras, eyepieces, and other optical instruments
  • Two cleaning tools for the

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Best for viewing Brighter deep sky

  • Best for imaging Deep sky
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    Level 1 Beginner - Suited for a wide range of uses, these telescopes are simple to operate and set up. Some initial assembly may be required. Very good optical and

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    Genuine Meade ETX-125 Hard Case - Hard to Find!

    This Case is made for and fits the Meade ETX-125 Plus Accessories.  
    Outside of case measures: 23 1/4 x 14 x 11".  This won't last long as there hard to find! 
    This is the genuine Meade …

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    Meade 492 Hand Controller for ETX & DS Series Telescope Mounts

    Looking for a replacement for you
    scope?   It is
    in excellent condition - only have the one, grab it quick. 
    Will work
    with all ETX & DS models.  Unit has been tested.

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