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Top 10 Best Telescopes

- April 2019

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Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope (Teal) Optronic Technologies, Inc
Optronic Technologies, Inc
Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope (Teal)
  • A great compact grab-and-go telescope designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts; Focal length: 450mm
  • Substantial 4.5 inch aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio provides bright, detailed views of solar system targets like the Moon and planets, as well as wide-field celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters
  • Ships pre-assembled so you can go from the box to your backyard in minutes. Glass material : Low thermal expansion borosilicate glass
  • Stable tabletop base provides smooth altazimuth motion for easy manual tracking of celestial objects. Age Range-13 years
  • Includes two Explorer II 1.25 inch Kellner telescope eyepieces (17mm and 6mm), EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming, eyepiece rack, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!
  • EAN: 0410000061206
  • UPC: 410000061206
  • MPN: 10015
  • Model Number: 10015
  • Part Number: 10015
  • Warrenty: Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase.
  • Height: 2500 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1850 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 2350 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1850 hundredths-inches
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Gskyer Telescope, Travel Scope, 70mm Aperture 400mm AZ Mount Astronomical Refractor Telescope for Kids Beginners - Portable Travel Telescope with Carry Bag, Smartphone Adapter and Wireless Remote Gskyer
Gskyer
Gskyer Telescope, Travel Scope, 70mm Aperture 400mm AZ Mount Astronomical Refractor Telescope for Kids Beginners - Portable Travel Telescope with Carry Bag, Smartphone Adapter and Wireless Remote
  • 【High Quality Optics】400mm(f/5.7) focal length and 70mm aperture, fully coated optics glass lens with high transmission coatings creates stunning images and protect your eyes. Perfect telescope for astronomers to explore stars and moon.
  • 【High Magnification】Come with two replaceable eyepieces and one 3x Barlow lens. Eyepiece1: 25mm(16X), Eyepiece2: 10mm(40X). 3x Barlow lens trebles the magnifying power of each eyepiece. 5x24 finderscope with mounting bracket and cross-hair lines inside make locating objects easily.
  • 【Wireless Control】Free includes one smartphone adapter and one Wireless camera remote to explore the nature of the world easily through the screen and take amazing celestial images.
  • 【Adjustable Tripod and Carry Bag】 This telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable aluminum alloy tripod and a carry bag, the telescope and tripod can fit inside the bag for easy traveling and storage.
  • 【Satisfaction Warranty】 1-year warranty and lifetime maintenance. If you have any question about product and service, please feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help you.
  • EAN: 0659676097250
  • UPC: 659676097250
  • MPN: AZ 70400
  • Model Number: AZ 70400
  • Part Number: AZ 70400
  • Size: AZ70400
  • Warrenty: 1-year warranty
  • Height: 846 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 492 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 2480 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 492 hundredths-inches
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Gskyer Telescope, 600x90mm AZ Astronomical Refractor Telescope, German Technology Scope Gskyer
Gskyer
Gskyer Telescope, 600x90mm AZ Astronomical Refractor Telescope, German Technology Scope
  • 【High Quality Optics】600mm(f/6.7) focal length and 90mm aperture, fully coated optics glass lens with high transmission coatings creates stunning images and protect your eyes.
  • 【High Magnification】Come with three replaceable eyepieces(24X, 60X,120X) and one 3x Barlow lens. 3x Barlow lens trebles the magnifying power of each eyepiece.
  • 【Adjustable Tripod】This telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable aluminum tripod. The height of aluminum tripod can be adjusted from about 31.5-inch to 49-inch.
  • 【Easy to Operate】No tools are required for reflecting telescope even for the novice, quick and easy to focus.
  • 【What You Get】AZ90600 telescope with 3 eyepieces, our 12-month worry-free warranty and friendly customer service.
  • EAN: 0712407692794
  • UPC: 712407692794
  • MPN: AZ90600
  • Model Number: AZ90600
  • Part Number: AZ90600
  • Size: AZ90600
  • Warrenty: 1 year
  • Height: 800 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1200 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 3800 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1200 hundredths-inches
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Aomekie Telescope for Kids Adults Astronomy Beginners 70mm Refractor Telescopes with Tripod Phone Adapter Finderscope 1.5X Erecting Eyepiece 3X Barlow Lens AOMEKIE
AOMEKIE
Aomekie Telescope for Kids Adults Astronomy Beginners 70mm Refractor Telescopes with Tripod Phone Adapter Finderscope 1.5X Erecting Eyepiece 3X Barlow Lens
  • 70mm Travel Scope Telescopes: With 300 mm focal length and 70 mm aperture to capture more light picture and optical glass coated for enhanced image brightness to protect your eyes. A fantastic telescopios astronomicos for kids adults and astronomy beginners to explore the space. It is a perfect Birthday Gifts
  • 15-150X Magnification: Two replaceable eyepiece(15X, 50X) in this astronomical telescope. 6mm eyepiece for 50X and 20mm eyepiece for 15X, 1.5X erecting eyepiece increase 1.5X magnification, 3X Barlow increase 3X magnification. 5X24 finderscope with mounting bracket, erect-image diagonal make locating objects more easily.
  • Accessories : 1.5X erecting eyepiece and 3X Barlow lens increase the power of telescope to let us easier to focus moon and stars, The star gazing telescope have different magnification for you to choose. Smartphone adapter make it easily to observe with cellphone. And the star target planisphere helps you to know various stars
  • Kids telescope: No tools are required for assembly, the telescope kit with lightweight and durable aluminum tripod goes together in minutes. Adjustable by 45° in the vertical direction and 360°in the horizontal direction.Omnidirectional observation allows you to better view the sky.
  • Packaging list: Telescope tube, 90°Diagonal mirror, 6mm eyepiece, 20mm eyepiece, 3X Barlow lens , 1.5X Erecting eyepiece, 5X24 Finderscope, Phone adapter, Star target planisphere, Aluminum tripod, Aiming control and User manual. We also provide 100% full refund & return guarantee for quality problem and 18 months free warranty.
  • MPN: AO2001N
  • Model Number: AO2001N
  • Part Number: AO2001N
  • Size: 70/300
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Gskyer Telescope, 80mm AZ Space Astronomical Refractor Telescope, German Technology Scope Gskyer
Gskyer
Gskyer Telescope, 80mm AZ Space Astronomical Refractor Telescope, German Technology Scope
  • 【Ultra-clear Refracting Telescope】With 400 mm focal length and 80 mm aperture to capture more light picture and optical glass coated for enhanced image brightness to protect your eyes.
  • 【Optimum Magnification】Three replaceable eyepiece (16X, 40X, 80X) with a 3X Barlow lens. 6*30 finderscope with mounting bracket, erect-image diagonal make locating objects more easily.
  • 【Adjustable Tripod】This telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable tripod. Adjustable full size tripod ensures a stable platform.
  • 【Applicable Use】This telescope is quick and easy to set up even for the novice and will encourage kids to love learning about space, great gift idea for kids who love science and astronomy!
  • 【Satisfaction Warranty】Reliable and friendly customer service within a 24 hour time frame. 1-YEAR warranty for free replacement or full refund
  • EAN: 6957825488084
  • UPC: 064048681911
  • MPN: AZ80400
  • Model Number: AZ80400
  • Part Number: AZ80400
  • Size: AZ80400
  • Warrenty: 1 year
  • Height: 930 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1330 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 4000 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1330 hundredths-inches
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MaxUSee 70mm Refractor Telescope with Tripod & Finder Scope, Portable Telescope for Kids & Astronomy Beginners, Travel Scope with 3 Magnification eyepieces & Moon Mirror Blue MAXUNITE
MAXUNITE
MaxUSee 70mm Refractor Telescope with Tripod & Finder Scope, Portable Telescope for Kids & Astronomy Beginners, Travel Scope with 3 Magnification eyepieces & Moon Mirror Blue
  • Portable telescope with magnification 16X - 200X, the perfect First Telescope for kids & astronomy beginners.
  • 70mm Large aperture objective lens make the images brighter and clearer, with 5X24 finder scope can locate objects faster and earlier.
  • Includes 4pcs 1.25" eyepieces H6mm, H12.5mm, H20mm and K25mm. High magnification (H6mm), middle magnification (H12.5mm) and low magnification but with sharper image (H20mm & K25mm) eyepieces give you variety for any viewing situation.
  • Focal length 400mm refractor telescope comes with a durable Table-top tripod, includes the accessories 3X Barlow lens, 1.5X Erecting eyepiece and Moon mirror.
  • Travel scope that Easy to carry & Quick to set up - No tools are required for assembly even for the novice.
  • EAN: 0611434208063
  • UPC: 611434208063
  • MPN: F400X70
  • Model Number: F400X70
  • Part Number: F400X70
  • Height: 1090 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 2210 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 4550 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 2210 hundredths-inches
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TELMU Telescope 70mm Aperture Refracting Telescope Adjustable(17.7In-35.4In) Portable Travel Telescopes for Astronomy with Backpack, Phone Adapter for Any Model TELMU
TELMU
TELMU Telescope 70mm Aperture Refracting Telescope Adjustable(17.7In-35.4In) Portable Travel Telescopes for Astronomy with Backpack, Phone Adapter for Any Model
  • ◐ ULTRA-CLEAR REFRACTING TELESCOPE: With 400 mm focal length and 70 mm aperture to capture more clear picture and optical glass coated for enhanced image brightness to protect your eyes. A awesome tool helps beginners and students to explore the space.
  • ◑ OPTIMUM MAGNIFICATION: Two replaceable 1.25" Kellner eyepiece(K6mm/16X, K25/67X) to enhance the power for this astronomical telescope. 5X24 finderscope with mounting bracket and cross line, erect-image diagonal make locating objects more easily.
  • ◒ EASY TO OPERATION: No tools are required for refractor telescope even for the novice. Adjusted from about 17.7-inch to 35.4-inch. Allowed for many different observational positions and keep the whole tripod steady with castor wheel.
  • ◓ SHARING IN REAL TIME: You can take pictures or videos and share them with your family and friends in real time with the phone holder. Star telescope is suitable for kids who love science to discover the mystery of universe.
  • ◔ RELAIBLE GUARANTEE- Come with a backpack and delicate box as a extra gift to your family. TELMU provides 24 month warranty to our customers. If you have any problem with this space telescope after you receive it, please contact us at first time.
  • EAN: 0680491010827
  • UPC: 680491010827
  • MPN: F40070M
  • Model Number: F40070M
  • Part Number: F40070M
  • Size: small
  • Warrenty: No
  • Height: 640 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1150 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 1850 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1150 hundredths-inches
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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope Celestron
Celestron
Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope
  • Aperture: 130mm; focal length: 650mm; compatible with 2 inch eyepieces
  • Focal ratio: 5; focal length of eyepiece 1/2: 25mm/9mm.Before you can begin observing, you must setup your hand control, align your finderscope and align your telescope
  • Magnification of eyepiece 1/2: 26x/72x; finder scope: star pointer; mount type: motorized altazimuth
  • Highest/lowest useful magnification: 307x/19x; light gathering power: 345x
  • Apparent field of view: 1.7 degrees; Linear field of view (at 1000Yds): 91ft
  • Computerized hand control with 4,000+ object database including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 bright celestial objects
  • Motorized Altazimuth mount
  • Focal ratio: f5
  • Focal length: 650mm
  • EAN: 0050234311458
  • UPC: 050234311458
  • MPN: 31145
  • Model Number: 31145
  • Part Number: 31145
  • Warrenty: 2 years warranty
  • Height: 800 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1200 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 2800 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 1200 hundredths-inches
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Celestron - 70mm Travel Scope - Portable Refractor Telescope - Fully Coated Glass Optics - Ideal Telescope for Beginners - BONUS Astronomy Software Package Celestron
Celestron
Celestron - 70mm Travel Scope - Portable Refractor Telescope - Fully Coated Glass Optics - Ideal Telescope for Beginners - BONUS Astronomy Software Package
  • SUPERIOR OPTICS: The Celestron 70 millimeter Travel Scope features high quality fully coated glass optics, a potent 70 millimeter objective lens, and user friendly features. Its quality is unmatched in its class and against competitors
  • POWERFUL EYEPIECES FOR UP CLOSE VIEWING: This Celestron telescope is equipped with two quality eyepieces (20 millimeter and 10 millimeter ) that provide low power and high power views of celestial objects at night and terrestrial subjects during the day
  • LARGE 70 millimeter OBJECTIVE LENS: Our telescope is equipped with a large 70 millimeter aperture refractor lens with light gathering capabilities that provide clear views of stars and planets; Setting up and using the Travel Scope is quick and easy
  • BONUS BAG, TRIPOD, AND SOFTWARE: This Travel Scope can be taken anywhere; We've included a handy travel backpack, a full height tripod, and BONUS Starry Night Astronomy Software Package
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world's #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960; You'll also receive a 2 year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US based experts
  • EAN: 0796594453482
  • UPC: 050234210355
  • MPN: 21035
  • Model Number: 21035
  • Part Number: 21035
  • Size: 70 with Backpack
  • Warrenty: 2 years warranty
  • Height: 1400 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 700 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 1800 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 700 hundredths-inches
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Meade Instruments 209001 Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope Meade
Meade
Meade Instruments 209001 Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope
  • Aperture: 50mm(2"). focal length: 600mm. Focal Ratio: f/12. Rack-and-pinion Focuser
  • Altazimuth mount makes pointing the telescope easy
  • Low (20mm), medium (12mm), high (4mm) magnification eyepieces give you variety for any viewing situation & 2x Barlow lens doubles the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • 5x24 optical Viewfinder helps you point your scope at objects you want to observe & accessory tray stores accessories while observing
  • Includes astronomical software and instructional DVD
  • EAN: 0709942997002
  • UPC: 709942997002
  • MPN: 209001
  • Model Number: 209001
  • Part Number: 209001
  • Size: 50mm
  • Warrenty: One Year
  • Height: 5200 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 3900 hundredths-inches
  • Length: 3900 hundredths-inches
  • Width: 3900 hundredths-inches
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Best Telescope Reviews

It’s easier than ever to explore the cosmos from your own backyard with a high-quality telescope. For beginners, though, it can be hard to know which scope is best suited for your needs. It’s a good idea to balance current astronomy knowledge, budget, and scope power in order to find the best device for you.


Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

The Orion StarBlast tops our list of the best telescopes. It’s easy to see why, too. This scope is powerful enough that amateur astronomy enthusiasts can easily see stars and celestial bodies like Jupiter. The best part is that this item is easy to move and set up, so getting ready to stargaze is a simple process for beginners.

 

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope

 

This Celestron NexStar Newtonian scope is another strong contender on this list. Whether it’s craters on the Moon or the rings around Saturn, this scope can help you get a bright, crisp image of the night sky. What’s especially nice about this model is that it can automatically track objects. Once you’ve focused on an object, the SkyAlign technology can tell you the name of the body you are looking at.

 

The only potential drawbacks to this scope are its price tag and collimation. For the power you get, though, this is not a bad price. Collimation can also be made easier with the addition of the brand’s collimation eyepiece.

 

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Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope

 

People looking for a simple, manual scope can find that with the Meade Instruments Infinity. Setup is easy, and the included instructional DVD and astronomy software means getting started right away is no problem. Coming in at a great price to boot, this easy-to-use device can be a great first-time scope for those just getting into astronomy.

 

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