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On this page, you will find the newest rating list of the best portable telescopes. Our team has tested over a hundred models and picked top models that money can buy. If you want to get the best value out of your dollars — choose a portable telescopes from the list below.

Want to know how we picked the best portable telescopes on the market? It was not easy: we considered such aspects as price, material, selection of colors, and many more characteristics. We tried to cover every important detail, but if you think we missed something — let us know about it!

Top of Portable Telescopes of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Cssea 70mm Kids Telescope (Editor’s Choice)
No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope for kids and astronomy beginners.
Cssea 70mm Kids Telescope
4.8
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2. Orion 10149 Starblast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope (Budget Pick)
4-element lens system provides sharp, detailed views of the moon, planets, and bright deep sky objects as well as birds, wildlife and other daytime targets.
Orion 10149 Starblast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor Telescope
4.5
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3. Orion Observer 80st 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope (Excellent Warranty Policies)
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.
Orion Observer 80st 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope
4.3
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№ 1. Cssea 70mm Kids Telescope with Adjustable Tripod and Finder Scope, Portable Astronomy Beginners Refracter Telescope (blue)
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
CSSEA CS_346 18.1 x 8.1 x 4.4 inches 3.31 pounds
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No-tools quick set up and easy find your objects, perfect telescope for kids and astronomy beginners. Come with adjustable tripod and a carry bag, it allows for any viewing position and on-the-go stargazing. Reliable and friendly customer service within a 24 hour time frame, lifetime warranty guarantee, lifetime money back guarantee. 360mm focal length and 70mm aperture creates crisp images with increased brightness and clarity. 3x barlow lens increase viewing power.5 24 finderscope with mounting bracket, two eyepieces(k10mm: 51x, k25mm: 128x).

 

 
GOOD
3x barlow lens increase viewing power.5
360mm focal length
No-tools quick set up
BAD
It is impossible to find any flaws in this product.
 

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
ORION 10149 12.8 x 4 x 4 inches 9.85 pounds
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Versatile design can be used for any type of observing – day or night. 4-element lens system provides sharp, detailed views of the moon, planets, and bright deep sky objects as well as birds, wildlife and other daytime targets. Beautifully constructed 62mm refractor perfect for on-the-go astronomers. A great travel telescope to add to any collection of astronomy gear. Features smooth crawford focuser and includes hard case.45 degree correct-image diagonal.20mm and 4mm plossl eyepieces, and more.

 

 
GOOD
Features smooth crawford focuser
4-element lens system provides sharp
Beautifully constructed 62mm refractor perfect
A great travel telescope
Versatile design can be used
BAD
Not suitable for short people.
The price tag may make you cry.
 

What did you do to create the TOP list of portable telescopes?

We compared over a hundred of portable telescopesfrom 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 portable telescopes for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
ORION 10273 62 x 32 x 62 inches 15.43 pounds
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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. 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.

 

 
GOOD
An ideal refractor telescope package
The included eq-1b equatorial mount
Includes 90-degree star diagonal
80mm f/5.0 rich-field refractor telescope delivers sharp
BAD
It is a bit pricey in comparison with other models.
 

Do good portable telescopesrequire a lifetime warranty?

Companies that make portable telescopesoffer all kinds of warranties for any taste. Usually, cheap models have only a 6-month warranty or do not have it at all. Average users recommend choosing a portable telescopes with a two-year warranty, but we believe that the five-year warranty is much better and safer. At the same time, our team would not recommend you to buy models with a lifetime warranty since the vast majority of them is significantly overpriced.

What do I have to do in order to get a refund for a portable telescopes?

If you receive a wrong or a broken portable telescopes, seller will oblige the seller to return your money or send you a replacement. There is no need to worry about refunds anymore thanks to the amazing customer-friendly policy!

Are new portable telescopessupposed to be expensive?

If you want to buy a reliable portable telescopes, then you should remember that it costs a decent amount of money. Of course, there are many cheap models, but they do not last for too long. We recommend you to buy portable telescopesfrom our rating list since they offer the best price to quality ratio.

What warranty should a portable telescopes have?

You should buy portable telescopesfrom brands with customer-friendly warranty policy. Trustworthy portable telescopes manufacturers offer two-year or even longer warranty period. You would not have any problems in case of any issues — simply take a broken product to the service center to get it replaced or fixed.

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