Best Telescopes

Best Telescope
Telescopes for Sale~Telescope Reviews


Buying a telescope can be a daunting experience especially if you are not really into astronomy yourself so you don't know what to look for. So what's the best telescope for you? As a good rule of thumb, the further you want to be able to see, the more money you have to spend. Beyond that, the better the optics, the more clear your views will be.

Of course many people just want to be able to get a better view of the moon, and a simple inexpensive telescope will be fine. But many people get hooked on astronomy and progress to more expensive telescopes and sometimes they sell their old ones so there are used telescopes available too. You can get some real bargains on used telescopes!

I've included many different types of telescopes here and divided them by price. In each category, I have spotlighted first the most popular telescope in that price range and then a few other popular and best selling telescopes. The categories are best telescopes for kids, best telescopes under $100, best telescopes under $500, best telescopes under $1000, and best computerized telescopes which are for serious astronomers.

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Vivitar Telescope with Tripod
Best Bargain Telescope!


If you are looking for an absolute bargain telescope, this is the one. I really cannot believe the price on this Vivitar telescope! Vivitar has really nice optical quality in their lenses for cameras and telescopes both. I’m a huge fan of Vivitar. They give a lot of quality for so little price anyway, but this is a true bargain. Under $35! Click the link to see how low it is! In my opinion, this is the best bargain telescope available.


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Best Telescopes for Kids
Telescopes for Beginners
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Celestron Kids 50TT Telescope


You know how it is with kids. They try things on and discard them until they find what really interests them. So if you want to start with a real telescope, not a toy, but aren't sure if this is a passing fancy or a long term hobby, this one is budget friendly but will provide a wonderful stargazing experience. If they get hooked on the stars you can buy a more powerful telescope later.


Best Telescopes for Children
Beginner Telescopes



Best Telescopes Under $100

Celestron Powerseeker 50 Refractor Telescope

Celestron is very popular with amateur astronomers for the quality you get for the money you spend. I have one myself and it has given me many years of fun!


Celestron Model 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope
Best Telescopes Under $100



Barska Starwatcher Compact Refractor Telescope
Bargain Telescopes



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Best Telescopes Under $500

Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector - Telescope

The manufacturer says: Our compact, performance-packed Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector telescope is a favorite of both beginners and expert astronomers alike. It combines the much-heralded Orion StarBlast 4.5-Inch wide-field (f/4.0) parabolic reflector optics with our sturdy EQ-1 equatorial tracking mount and adjustable-height tripod. Then the manufacturer goes on to list all the technical details of this fantastic telescope but let me just say that a friend of ours has one of these and I love to look through it. He brings it to star gazer meetings. It's less than $215 too!


Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Tripod Telescope
Popular Telescopes



Orion SkyScanner TableTop Reflector Telescope



Best Telescopes Under $1000

Meade Personal Solar Telescope


The manufacturer says: Internal optical re-focusing mechanism provides compatibility with most conventional eyepiece lenses. Built in Sun finder.  Fully multi-coated doublet. Telescope body does not have moving or extending parts.


Orion 9005 AstroView 120ST Equatorial
Refractor Telescope
Best Telescopes Under $1000



Orion CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Popular Telescopes Under $1000



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Best Computerized Telescopes

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope
Computerized Telescope


This computerized telescope is under $1000! So much telescope for the money! See deep into space and track constellations or comets. Get a close up of the moon, saturn's rings, the whole night sky in all its glory.

Best Selling Computerized Telescopes


Both of these computerized telescopes are the most popular ones on Amazon right now. They are serious telescopes for serious astronomers, amateur or professional.


How to Choose the Best Telescope for You
Finding the Best Telescope


If you've come this far and you're still undecided on the best telescope to buy, maybe a guide to the benefits of each type would make it easier. The best telescope is bound to be different for each person so if you would like to see a handy chart to help you decide on the best telescope for you, visit this one page chart which makes it easy to choose your best type of telescope.

Select the Best Telescope for You right here: Detailed chart all on one page to make it easy to choose the best telescope for you or the person you're buying for.

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