10 Best Telescopes for Beginners for January 2021

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Celestron - AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope - Reflector Telescope for Beginners - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Adjustable-Height Tripod - Bonus Astronomy Software Package
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Celestron

AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian Telescope, Reflector Telescope for Beginners, Fully-Coated Glass Optics, Adjustable-Height Tripod, Bonus Astronomy Software Package

by Celestron
What We like

Quick setup & lightweight frame: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together features a lightweight frame and a manual German Equatorial mount for smooth and accurate pointing. Setup is quick and easy, with no tools required.

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  • Powerful reflector telescope: The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ Newtonian telescope is a powerful and user-friendly reflector telescope. It features fully-coated glass optics, a sturdy and lightweight frame, two eyepieces, a StarPointer red dot finderscope and an adjustable tripod.
  • Included accessories: Weve included 2 eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a tripod, and a StarPointer red dot finderscope. Accessories also include a free download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.
  • High-quality 114mm optics: The heart of the system is a fully-coated 114mm primary mirror. The AstroMaster mount features two slow-motion control knobs that allow you to make precision adjustments to view celestial and terrestrial objects.

High-quality 114mm optics: the heart of the system is a fully-coated 114mm primary mirror. the astromaster mount features two slow-motion control knobs that allow you to make precision adjustments to view celestial and terrestrial objects. Powerful reflector telescope: the Celestron astromaster 114eq newtonian telescope is a powerful and user-friendly reflector telescope. it features fully-coated glass optics, a sturdy and lightweight frame, two eyepieces, a starpointer red dot finderscope and an adjustable tripod. Included accessories: weve included 2 eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a tripod, and a starpointer red dot finderscope. accessories also include a free download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.

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Moutec Telescope for Astronomy Beginners with Sturdy Steel Tripod, 700x70mm AZ Astronomical Refractor Telescope for Adults, Great Astronomy Gift for Kids to Explore Moon and Planets
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Moutec Telescope for Astronomy Beginners with Sturdy Steel Tripod

700x70mm AZ Astronomical Refractor Telescope for Adults, Great Astronomy Gift for Kids to Explore Moon and Planets

by Moutec
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EASY SETUPSetup is quick and easy, no extra tools are required, even little kids can assemble it with family's accompany. Once the setup is completed, you can start your space adventure immediately!

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  • POWERFUL REFRACTOR TELESCOPE700mm Focal Length, 70mm large aperture. It is a powerful and user-friendly refractor telescope with everything you need to get started with astronomy. Fully coated glass optics, 3 PLOOSL eyepieces, finderscope, diagonal, 3X barlow lens, smartphone attachment, and adjustable tripod. It is a great astronomy gift for both kids and adults to explore outer space, moon and planets
  • RECORD BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS This smartphone adapter included allows you to capture and record beautiful images of moon and planets along with any faraway objects on land. Simply touch your phone's screen, then you can take a celestial picture, share your excitement with friends and family in real-time
  • STURDY TRIPOD & ACCURATE POINTINGThis beginners telescope comes with high-quality 1.02-inch large diameter STAINLESS STEEL tripod, which makes it much sturdier than aluminum tripod. The intuitive alt-azimuth mount and pan handle enables you to Locate celestial objects smoothly and accurately

Record beautiful moments this smartphone adapter included allows you to capture and record beautiful images of moon and planets along with any faraway objects on land. simply touch your phone's screen, then you can take a celestial picture, share your excitement with friends and family in real-time Powerful refractor telescope700mm focal length, 70mm large aperture. it is a powerful and user-friendly refractor telescope with everything you need to get started with astronomy. fully coated glass optics, 3 ploosl eyepieces, finderscope, diagonal, 3x barlow lens, smartphone attachment, and adjustable tripod. it is a great astronomy gift for both kids and adults to explore outer space, moon and planets Sturdy tripod & accurate pointingthis beginners telescope comes with high-quality 1.02-inch large diameter stainless steel tripod, which makes it much sturdier than aluminum tripod. the intuitive alt-azimuth mount and pan handle enables you to locate celestial objects smoothly and accurately

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Celestron - PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope - Manual German Equatorial Telescope for Beginners - Compact and Portable - Bonus Astronomy Software Package - 70mm Aperture
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Celestron

PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope, Manual German Equatorial Telescope for Beginners, Compact and Portable, Bonus Astronomy Software Package, 70mm Aperture

by Celestron
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Perfect Beginners Telescope: The Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ is an easy-to-use and powerful telescope, the PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features, and power

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  • Navigate the sky with our refractor telescope. It features a German Equatorial mount with a slow-motion altitude rod for smooth and accurate pointing. Adjust rod to desired position, then easily secure by tightening cross knob
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together is compact, lightweight, and portable. Take the telescope to your favorite campsite or dark sky observing site, or simply the backyard
  • Multiple Accessories: The Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope features 2 eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image diagonal, Finderscope, plus a 3x Barlow lens to triple the power of each. Accessories also include a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs

Navigate the sky with our refractor telescope. it features a german equatorial mount with a slow-motion altitude rod for smooth and accurate pointing. adjust rod to desired position, then easily secure by tightening cross knob Compact and portable: this telescope for adults and kids to be used together is compact, lightweight, and portable. take the telescope to your favorite campsite or dark sky observing site, or simply the backyard Multiple accessories: the Celestron powerseeker 70eq telescope features 2 eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), erect image diagonal, finderscope, plus a 3x barlow lens to triple the power of each. accessories also include a free download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs

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Celestron - 80mm Travel Scope - Portable Refractor Telescope - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Ideal Telescope for Beginners - Bonus Astronomy Software Package - Digiscoping Smartphone Adapter
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Celestron

80mm Travel Scope, Portable Refractor Telescope, Fully-Coated Glass Optics, Ideal Telescope for Beginners, Bonus Astronomy Software Package, Digiscoping Smartphone Adapter

by Celestron
What We like

LARGE 80MM OBJECTIVE LENS: Our refractor telescope is equipped with a large 80mm aperture objective lens that provides enhanced, brighter views compared to the 70mm model while adding very little additional weight. Setting up and using the Travel Scope is quick and easy.

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  • POWERFUL EYEPIECES FOR UP-CLOSE VIEWING: Our telescope for astronomy beginners is equipped with two high-quality eyepieces (20mm and 10mm) that provide low- and high-power views of celestial objects at night and terrestrial objects during the day.
  • BONUS BAG, TRIPOD, SMARTPHONE ADAPTER AND SOFTWARE: This Celestron telescope can be taken anywhere in the included travel backpack. Youll also receive a full-height tripod and a smartphone adapter for digiscoping. Accessories also include a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.
  • SUPERIOR OPTICS: The Celestron 80mm Travel Scope features high-quality, fully-coated glass optics, a potent 80mm objective lens, a lightweight frame, and a custom backpack to carry it all. Its quality is unmatched in its class and against competitors.

Powerful eyepieces for up-close viewing: our telescope for astronomy beginners is equipped with two high-quality eyepieces (20mm and 10mm) that provide low- and high-power views of celestial objects at night and terrestrial objects during the day. Bonus bag, tripod, smartphone adapter and software: this Celestron telescope can be taken anywhere in the included travel backpack. youll also receive a full-height tripod and a smartphone adapter for digiscoping. accessories also include a free download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs. Superior optics: the Celestron 80mm travel scope features high-quality, fully-coated glass optics, a potent 80mm objective lens, a lightweight frame, and a custom backpack to carry it all. its quality is unmatched in its class and against competitors.

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Celestron - 70mm Travel Scope DX - Portable Refractor Telescope - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Ideal Telescope for Beginners - BONUS Astronomy Software Package - Digiscoping Smartphone Adapter
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Celestron

70mm Travel Scope DX, Portable Refractor Telescope, Fully-Coated Glass Optics, Ideal Telescope for Beginners, BONUS Astronomy Software Package, Digiscoping Smartphone Adapter

by Celestron
What We like

Large 70mm objective lens: Our refractor telescope is equipped with a large 70mm aperture objective lens that provides enhanced, brighter views compared to the 50mm model while adding very little additional weight. Setting up and using the Travel Scope is quick and easy.

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Product Features

  • Powerful eyepieces for up-close viewing: Our telescope for astronomy beginners is equipped with two high-quality eyepieces (20mm and 10mm) that provide low- and high-power views of celestial objects at night and terrestrial objects during the day.
  • Superior optics: The Celestron 70mm Travel Scope features high-quality, fully-coated glass optics, a potent 70mm objective lens, a lightweight frame, and a custom backpack to carry it all. Its quality is unmatched in its class and against competitors.
  • Bonus bag, tripod, moon filter, 2x barlow, bluetooth shutter release, smartphone adapter and software: Highly portable and ready for your digiscoping adventures. Also includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.

Superior optics: the Celestron 70mm travel scope features high-quality, fully-coated glass optics, a potent 70mm objective lens, a lightweight frame, and a custom backpack to carry it all. its quality is unmatched in its class and against competitors. Powerful eyepieces for up-close viewing: our telescope for astronomy beginners is equipped with two high-quality eyepieces (20mm and 10mm) that provide low- and high-power views of celestial objects at night and terrestrial objects during the day. Bonus bag, tripod, moon filter, 2x barlow, bluetooth shutter release, smartphone adapter and software: highly portable and ready for your digiscoping adventures. also includes a free download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs.

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ESAKO Telescope for Beginners & Adults Astronomy Portable Telescope with Backpack Height Adjustable Tripod 70mm Aperture
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ESAKO Telescope for Beginners & Adults Astronomy Portable Telescope with Backpack Height Adjustable Tripod 70mm Aperture

by ESAKO
What We like

Backpack with specially designed internal organization for carrying the telescope easily, especially convenient for outdoor astronomy enthusiasts. Height Adjustable aluminum tripod, range from 16.1 to 40.1 can offers different viewing positions.

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Product Features

  • High Magnification: With two 1.25 replaceable eyepieces, this astronomical telescope can give a magnification up to 180X which is perfect for sky viewing, stargazing, birding.
  • 400mm focal length, 70mm aperture with fully multi-coated optics provides higher light-gathering capacity, lower reflective loss and better light transmission which help creates bright, clear images.
  • Universal phone adapter allows you to connect your phone to the telescope to explore and record the scene in distant. Moon filter can reduces glare and light scattering for lessening eye fatigue when observing the moon. 5 x 24 finer to help you locate objects easier and faster.
  • Easy assemble for kids and beginners, no tools are required. Great Christmas gift to help foster the love of astronomy & science in children.

Easy assemble for kids and beginners, no tools are required. great christmas gift to help foster the love of astronomy & science in children. High magnification: with two 1.25 replaceable eyepieces, this astronomical telescope can give a magnification up to 180x which is perfect for sky viewing, stargazing, birding. 400mm focal length, 70mm aperture with fully multi-coated optics provides higher light-gathering capacity, lower reflective loss and better light transmission which help creates bright, clear images. Universal phone adapter allows you to connect your phone to the telescope to explore and record the scene in distant. moon filter can reduces glare and light scattering for lessening eye fatigue when observing the moon. 5 x 24 finer to help you locate objects easier and faster.

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ESSLNB Telescope for Kids with Phone Adapter 70mm Beginners Telescopes for Astronomy with Adjustable Tripod 3X Barlow Lens and Moon Filter
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ESSLNB Telescope for Kids with Phone Adapter 70mm Beginners Telescopes for Astronomy with Adjustable Tripod 3X Barlow Lens and Moon Filter

by ESSLNB
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Normally, an astronomy telescope offers an inverted picture.Our 45Erect-image diagonal prism with built-in reversing lens achieve Erect images.5X24 finder scope with mounting bracket help you locate objects faster and earlier. Ideal gift for children beginners and amateur astronomers for birthday.This moon telescope is easy to set up without tools, even for novice.

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  • At or near a full moon period, the moon is too bright to see details due to spotlight effect of telescope.So metal moon filter can protect your eyes from glare.The constellation diagram helps you find a constellation easily. It is a good guide for children or astronomy beginners.The objective cover can protect the lens from dust and scratch.
  • Telescope for Adult Beginners with 360mm focal length and 70mm aperture increase light transmission and provide clearer images.Fully multi-coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity.The refractor telescope is ideal for viewing both land and celestial objects for amateur astronomers,kids and beginners.
  • The kids telescope uses latest generation of two (K6mm,K25mm) 1.25" interchangeable Kellners eyepiece,which are better than Huygens eyepieces. Multiple coating design reduce chromatic aberration and distortion.3X Barlow lens increase the magnification three times ( Up to 180X), which can meet your different needs for observation.
  • Refractor telescope with Aluminium tripod can be adjusted from 16.1in to 51.6in. Adjustable by 180 in the vertical direction and 360in the horizontal direction,you can easily track objects precisely day or night.Astronomical telescopes with phone mount enable you take videos and images. This phone adapter can be quicker and easier installation than traditional phone adapter.

At or near a full moon period, the moon is too bright to see details due to spotlight effect of telescope.so metal moon filter can protect your eyes from glare.the constellation diagram helps you find a constellation easily. it is a good guide for children or astronomy beginners.the objective cover can protect the lens from dust and scratch. The kids telescope uses latest generation of two (k6mm,k25mm) 1.25" interchangeable kellners eyepiece,which are better than huygens eyepieces. multiple coating design reduce chromatic aberration and distortion.3x barlow lens increase the magnification three times ( up to 180x), which can meet your different needs for observation. Refractor telescope with aluminium tripod can be adjusted from 16.1in to 51.6in. adjustable by 180 in the vertical direction and 360in the horizontal direction,you can easily track objects precisely day or night.astronomical telescopes with phone mount enable you take videos and images. this phone adapter can be quicker and easier installation than traditional phone adapter. Telescope for adult beginners with 360mm focal length and 70mm aperture increase light transmission and provide clearer images.fully multi-coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity.the refractor telescope is ideal for viewing both land and celestial objects for amateur astronomers,kids and beginners.

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BNISE Telescope for Kids, 70mm Aperture 300mm Astronomical Refractor Telescope, 15X-150X Kids Telescope for Astronomy Beginners, Portable Telescope with 43 inch Aluminum Tripod and Phone Adapter
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BNISE Telescope for Kids

70mm Aperture 300mm Astronomical Refractor Telescope, 15X-150X Kids Telescope for Astronomy Beginners, Portable Telescope with 43 inch Aluminum Tripod and Phone Adapter

by BNISE
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Premium Quality Optics- BNISE telescope features 70mm big aperture, fully coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity

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  • Great Gift Telescope for Kids- This kids telescope is quick and easy to set up, it also come with the manual, which will encourage kids to love learning about space, great birthday or Christmas gift idea for kids who love science and astronomy
  • 15X-150X High Magnification- The refractor telescope is equipped with a 3X Barlow lens and 2 high quality eyepieces(H20mm and H6mm), so astronomy beginners can get magnification from 15X to 150X easily, it is a great telescope for kids and astronomy beginners
  • Adjustable Aluminum Tripod- This astronomical telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable aluminum tripod(19-43inch), suitable for daily bird watching, wildlife watching, or moon watching, stargazing

15x-150x high magnification- the refractor telescope is equipped with a 3x barlow lens and 2 high quality eyepieces(h20mm and h6mm), so astronomy beginners can get magnification from 15x to 150x easily, it is a great telescope for kids and astronomy beginners Great gift telescope for kids- this kids telescope is quick and easy to set up, it also come with the manual, which will encourage kids to love learning about space, great birthday or christmas gift idea for kids who love science and astronomy Adjustable aluminum tripod- this astronomical telescope allows for many different viewing positions with a adjustable aluminum tripod(19-43inch), suitable for daily bird watching, wildlife watching, or moon watching, stargazing

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Telescope for Kids Beginners Adults, 70mm Astronomy Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod - Perfect Telescope Gift for Kids
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ECOOPRO Telescope for Kids Beginners Adults, 70mm Astronomy Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod

Perfect Telescope Gift for Kids

by CSSEA
What We like

Come with adjustable tripod , it allows for any viewing position.

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  • Includes two 1.25" eyepieces (K25mm & K10mm) which you can enjoy the magnification from 51X to 128X, And 5X24 Finder Scope can locate objects faster
  • 360mm focal length and 70mm aperture, fully coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity
  • No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope gift for kids and astronomy beginners
  • 70mm telescope excels at daytime birding use as well as viewing wildlife, scenery and casual nighttime observing of the Moon

Includes two 1.25" eyepieces (k25mm & k10mm) which you can enjoy the magnification from 51x to 128x, and 5x24 finder scope can locate objects faster 70mm telescope excels at daytime birding use as well as viewing wildlife, scenery and casual nighttime observing of the moon 360mm focal length and 70mm aperture, fully coated optical glass with high transmission coatings creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope gift for kids and astronomy beginners

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ESAKO Telescope for Kids & Beginners 70mm Portable Astronomical Telescopes with Phone Mount & Remote Control
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ESAKO Telescope for Kids & Beginners 70mm Portable Astronomical Telescopes with Phone Mount & Remote Control

by ESAKO
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Easy To UseStep by step instructions included and no tools are required for assembly. Perfect for first time telescope buyers and great gift to help foster the love of astronomy & science in children.

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Product Features

  • High Power TelescopeComes with 2 eyepieces, the H20mm provides 15X and the H6mm gives 50X. 3X Barlow lens included for tripling the magnification up to 150X. This telescope is great for kids and beginners to explore the universe.
  • High Quality Optics300mm focal length and 70mm aperture provides high light gathering capacity and wide field of view. Fully coated lenses for lower reflective loss and better light transmission help creates bright, clear images.
  • Abundant AccessoriesUniversal phone adapter allows you to connect your phone to the telescope to take photos or videos of the scene in distant. Camera shutter remote control ensures sharp images especially when shooting distant objects. Moon filter reduce glare and light scattering for lessening eye fatigue when observing the moon.

High quality optics300mm focal length and 70mm aperture provides high light gathering capacity and wide field of view. fully coated lenses for lower reflective loss and better light transmission help creates bright, clear images. High power telescopecomes with 2 eyepieces, the h20mm provides 15x and the h6mm gives 50x. 3x barlow lens included for tripling the magnification up to 150x. this telescope is great for kids and beginners to explore the universe. Abundant accessoriesuniversal phone adapter allows you to connect your phone to the telescope to take photos or videos of the scene in distant. camera shutter remote control ensures sharp images especially when shooting distant objects. moon filter reduce glare and light scattering for lessening eye fatigue when observing the moon.

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