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We have been comparing beginners telescope for days in order to choose the best ones. The top list below features items with the highest price/quality ratios. Use it if you want to quickly buy the best beginners telescope that money can buy.

You should not worry about the reliability of our rating system. We made everything we could to create a completely unbiased list of the best beginners telescope. Products were compared by material, weight, customer rating, and many more details. If you know how to make our list even better — contact us and we will look into your suggestions.

Our Pick: Top 6 Beginners Telescope of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Design 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 5/5
Value 5/5
Cssea 70mm Kids Telescope 1. Cssea 70mm Kids Telescope
No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope for kids and astronomy beginners.
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Design 5/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 4/5
Value 4/5
Telescope 60mm Apeture 700mm Az Telescope 2. Telescope 60mm Apeture 700mm Az Telescope (Most Durable)
Multilayer glass green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes.
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Design 4/5
Materials 4/5
Performance 5/5
Value 5/5
Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount 3. Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount
Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter to take photo everytime.
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Design 3/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 3/5
Value 5/5
Meade Instruments Infinity 70mm Az Refractor Telescope 4. Meade Instruments Infinity 70mm Az Refractor Telescope
Altazimuth mount with a slow motion control rod for precision tracking means you can easily track objects day or night.
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Design 3/5
Materials 4/5
Performance 5/5
Value 3/5
Orion Observer 80st 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope 5. Orion Observer 80st 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope (Most Unique Design)
An ideal refractor telescope package for the observer on-the-go, the compact observer 80st packs a lot of performance into a petite telescope design.
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Design 5/5
Materials 2/5
Performance 5/5
Value 2/5
Orion 10034 Goscope Ii 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope 6. Orion 10034 Goscope Ii 70mm Refractor Travel Telescope
Rugged, specially designed backpack holds the 70mm telescope, tripod and all accessories.
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№ 1. Cssea 70mm Kids Telescope with Adjustable Tripod and Finder Scope, Portable Astronomy Beginners Refracter Telescope (blue)

Come with adjustable tripod and a carry bag, it allows for any viewing position and on-the-go stargazing. 360mm focal length and 70mm aperture creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity. Reliable and friendly customer service within a 24 hour time frame, lifetime warranty guarantee, lifetime money back guarantee. 3x barlow lens increase viewing power.5 24 finderscope with mounting bracket, two eyepieces(k10mm: 51x, k25mm: 128x). No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope for kids and astronomy beginners.

 

 
The good
No-tools quick set up
3x barlow lens increase viewing power.5
360mm focal length
The bad
There are literally no cons.
 

How expensive should a good beginners telescope be?

The best beginners telescopeare not always the most expensive. However, the bigger the price is — the better the quality of a product. This rule is also applies to beginners telescope, so if you want to get a good model we recommend you to not be too stingy.

 

 
№ 2. Telescope 60mm Apeture 700mm Az Telescope, Refractor and Travel Scope for Beginners and Kids to Observe Moon and Planet with Tripod and 10mm Eyepiece Smartphone Adapter

Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter to take photo. Multilayer glass green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes. Altazimuth mount with a slow motion control the adjustable aluminium alloy tripod for precision tracking means you can easily track objects day or night. Entry-level refractive astronomical telescope with 60mm aperture and 700mm focal length, f/5.7 focal ratio. The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage.

 

 
The good
Entry-level refractive astronomical telescope
Multilayer glass green coated optics
Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter
Altazimuth mount
The telescope
The bad
It is very hard to store because of the big size.
 

 

 
№ 3. Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount, Good Partner to View Moon and Planet, Good Travel Telescope with Backpack for Kids and Beginners

Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter to take photo everytime. Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects. Telescope 70mm apeture travel scope 400mm az mount, multilayer glass green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes. Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform. The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage.

 

 
The good
Telescope 70mm apeture travel scope 400mm az mount
The telescope
Smooth functioning altazimuth mount
Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter
The bad
It is too short.
Assembling quality is below average.
 

 

 

Altazimuth mount with a slow motion control rod for precision tracking means you can easily track objects day or night. Includes astronomical software and instructional dvd. Low (26mm) and high (9mm) magnification eyepieces give you variety for any viewing situation & 2x barlow lens doubles the magnifying power of each eyepiece. Red dot viewfinder helps you point your scope at objects you want to observe & accessory tray stores accessories while observing.

 

 
The good
Altazimuth mount
Includes astronomical software
The bad
You will have to wash it regularly.
 

What should I do if I receive a wrong item instead of my beginners telescope?

There is no need to worry since the support team will help you to return your money or replace the wrong item with the chosen beginners telescope. Simply contact a support agent and describe your situation to get all the required help.

 

 

80mm f/5.0 rich-field refractor telescope delivers sharp and bright wide-field views of the cosmos – great for exploring the moon, wide views of bright planets and their closeby moons, star clusters, bright nebulas and galaxies. An ideal refractor telescope package for the observer on-the-go, the compact observer 80st packs a lot of performance into a petite telescope design. The included eq-1b equatorial mount and adjustable-height tripod allows smooth slow-motion movement to easily track objects in the sky. Includes 90-degree star diagonal, two anti-reflection coated 1.25″ kellner telescope eyepieces, red-dot reflex sight and the orion moonmap 260.

Explore the planets and scan the heavens for bright deep-sky gems with the compact and low-cost orion shorttube 80mm refractor telescope.

 

 
The good
Includes 90-degree star diagonal
The included eq-1b equatorial mount
An ideal refractor telescope package
80mm f/5.0 rich-field refractor telescope delivers sharp
The bad
May be uncomfortable for tall people.
 

 

 

Includes 5×24 finder scope for easy aiming and two 1.25″ telescope eyepieces (25mm and 10mm) for 16-power and 40-power views. Comes with the orion moonmap 260 to help you learn about the cool lunar features you see. 400mm focal length telescope (f/5.7) excels at daytime birding use as well as viewing wildlife, scenery and casual nighttime observing of the moon and bright planets. The included compact tripod can be adjusted to hold the goscope ii refractor optical tube as low as 17.75″ up to a 43.5″ maximum height when the tripod legs are fully extended. Grab-and-go day and night refractor telescope and lightweight aluminum tripod for young stargazers and families on the go.

Rugged, specially designed backpack holds the 70mm telescope, tripod and all accessories.

 

 
The good
The included compact tripod can be adjusted
400mm focal length telescope
Includes 5×24 finder scope
Grab-and-go day
The bad
Works inconsistently.
It is a great product, but the price is too high.
 

What exactly I should pay my special attention to when choosing a beginners telescope?

As you might have guessed, the weight of a beginners telescope is one of the main factor to consider. Another important aspects is its material. If the beginners telescope is assembled well, it will serve you for many years.

Are there any reasons to buy beginners telescopewith a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your beginners telescope, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive beginners telescopemight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good beginners telescope is five years.

What did you do to create the TOP list of beginners telescope?

We compared over a hundred of beginners telescopefrom various manufacturers. To make our buying guide as honest as it is possible, we took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, weight, material, assembly quality, and many more. If you want to find the best beginners telescope for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

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