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Overview of Basic Types

Refracting Telescopes

Pros:
  • Ideal for moon, planets, and stars
  • Good for distant terrestrial viewing
  • Require little or no maintenance
  • Classic telescope design
Cons:
  • Most expensive per inch of aperture
  • Cost/bulk factors limit maximum size
  • Less suited for faint, deep-sky objects

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Refracting Telescopes


Reflecting Telescopes

Pros:
  • Least expensive per inch of aperture
  • Large apertures for deep-sky viewing
  • Reasonably compact and portable
  • Delivers very bright images
Cons:
  • Not well suited for terrestrial viewing
  • Slight light loss due to mirror system
  • May need simple mirror alignment

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Reflecting Telescopes

Catadioptric Telescopes

Pros:
  • Easy to use, compact and portable
  • Excellent optics provide sharp images
  • Great for astrophotography
  • Best all-purpose telescope design
Cons:
  • Most expensive telescope type
  • Slight light loss due to mirror system
  • Somewhat unusual appearance

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Catadioptric Telescopes

 Zhumell Zenith 60x600 Telescope
(91 Reviews)

List Price: $149.00
Sale Price: $59.98
 Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
(125 Reviews)

List Price: $393.95
Sale Price: $199.98
 Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope
(102 Reviews)

List Price: $2,039.95
Sale Price: $999.00
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Specialty Telescopes

 Celestron FirstScope Telescope
(38 Reviews)

List Price: $73.95
Our Price: $49.95
 Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope
(85 Reviews)

List Price: $1,359.95
Sale Price: $699.00
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Shop by Brand

 Celestron PowerSeeker 80 EQ Telescope
(40 Reviews)

List Price: $214.95
Sale Price: $139.95
 iOptron SmartStar G R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope
(48 Reviews)

List Price: $690.00
Sale Price From: $329.98
 Meade ETX-80AT-TC Astro Telescope with AutoStar
(250 Reviews)

List Price: $299.00
Sale Price: $279.98
 Zhumell Commodore Brass Telescope
(34 Reviews)

List Price: $1,500.00
Sale Price: $349.98
 Vixen Space Eye 50 Refractor Telescope
(6 Reviews)

List Price: $140.00
Sale Price: $88.98
 TeleVue 85 APO Doublet Refractor Telescope
 
List Price: $3,150.00
Sale Price From: $2,278.98
 Levenhuk Strike 90 PLUS Refractor Telescope
 
List Price: $219.95
Our Price: $199.95
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1. We want you to find the right telescope for you. That's why we begin by creating three basic categories for you to shop by: Beginner, Enthusiast, and Expert. You can find that designation on every one of our product pages.


2. You also can shop by brand. We are proud to offer optic products from respected names like Celestron, Meade, Zhumell, Vixen Optics, Bushnell, and more.


3. To assist you in your search, our Telescope Wizard lets you narrow your search by price, telescope type, aperture, usage, and more. If you're not sure which one is best for you, this is a great place to start.


4. Our selection also includes the most popular telescope  types like reflecting, refracting, optical-tube, Dobsonians, and more.


5. Still not sure what you're looking for? You can even shop by top-rated products to find out what our customers have to say about specific telescopes.


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