Top 6 Telescopes for Beginning Stargazers

Telescopes are the most important tools for a person passionate about astronomy. While many people believe that they are hard to use and expensive, nowadays there are a lot of models for beginners. These telescopes also come with great prices. Buying a telescope can be a bit tricky, especially for a beginner. This is why we are here to help you select the best one for you.

In this article, you will find the best 6 telescopes for beginners. All of these devices are easy to assemble and use. Here you will see all types of telescopes (reflectors, refractors, and compound) to help you select the perfect model for you and your needs.

Meade ETX 90

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First of all, let’s start with an amazing compound telescope for beginners. This device is easy to use, as you can see in this review made by Telescope Reviewer. Also, it comes with an amazing price and a lot of great features for beginners. One of the best things about this device is that it has a focal length of 1250mm and an aperture of 90 mm.

Also, this is an electrical telescope which comes with a simple menu. Another plus for the Meade telescope is the powerful 26mm eyepiece included in the package. Combined with the big focal length this eyepiece is going to form amazing, sharp images.

Celestron Astromaster 114 EQ

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This is another great telescope for beginners. Unlike Meade, this telescope is a reflector one which means that it uses mirrors to form the image. This sturdy device is very resistant. One of its best features is the 100-150mm aperture. Also, this scope has a great focal ration of 8.7.

When it comes to telescope performance, the two included eyepieces (10 and 20mm) offer you crisp images of distant objects. It also has a high brightness compared to other telescopes in its price range. Unfortunately, because of its size and construction, it is a bit harder to move it around.

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

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Another great telescope for beginners is the Celestron NexStar 127 SLT. Like the Meade scope, this one is a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Also, it is computerized which means that it is easier to use. One of its downsides is the higher price compared to the other products on this top.

However, the great features deserve the price. This portable telescope comes with a star Pinter program designed for beginners, to find different stars easier. The telescope performance is amazing and the focal length combined with the 25 mm eyepiece provide amazing images.

Orion 10014 Skyquest XT 4.5 Classic Dobsonian.

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This reflector telescope is one of the best choices for beginners. It comes with a good price and a lot of great features. One of the best things about this telescope is that it is compact and lightweight which makes it easier to store and move around.

The Orion 10014 is also a great device for children because of its small size, compared to other telescopes in its price range. You need to take into consideration that the telescope needs to be constructed which means that it might be harder for a beginner to use it.

Celestron Inspire 100 mm Altazimuth

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This is a refractor telescope designed for beginners. This model also comes with 90 or 80 mm aperture. Those are a bit less expensive but the 100 mm aperture is better. The focal length of this device is 660 mm which is a lot bigger compared to the Meade telescope. This telescope is durable, resistant, portable and easy to use. One of the best things about this device is that you can attach your smartphone to it and take photos of stars and planets.

Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro

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Another good telescope for beginners is this reflector Orion StarBlast. It also comes with a Starry Night software that helps beginners learn more about this telescope. It is also portable because of the altazimuth table. This telescope has an aperture of 4.5 inch which offers clear and sharp images. However, if you are looking for a telescope with more features, there are a lot of professional models on the market.

These are some of the best telescopes for beginners. All of these devices are easy to use and to assemble. Also, they come with many interesting features despite the fact that they have reasonable prices. Now, all you have to do is to select the best one for you. Take into consideration the aperture, the focal length of the device and the price.

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