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Making the list of the best telescopes for beginners was a real challenge for us. Our team had to consider many factors such as price, user score, material and other specs. We are open to suggestions: if you think that we have to take more factors into account, contacts us and we will look into it.

If you are looking for the best telescopes for beginners that money can buy, read our review before making your choice. Our team thoroughly compared hundreds of options presented at the marketplace to find the best telescopes for beginners among all the other products.

Top 5 of Telescopes For Beginners of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Ease of use 5/5
Size 5/5
Durability 5/5
Quality 4/5
Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope 1. Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm AZ Refractor Telescope (Editor’s Choice)
Altazimuth mount makes pointing the telescope easy.
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Ease of use 5/5
Size 4/5
Durability 4/5
Quality 5/5
Telescope 60mm Apeture 700mm AZ Telescope 2. Telescope 60mm Apeture 700mm AZ Telescope
Multilayer glass green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes.
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Ease of use 5/5
Size 5/5
Durability 4/5
Quality 3/5
Gskyer Telescope 3. Gskyer Telescope
The lens is made from aluminum alloy and big-caliber non-dispersive and superior optical glass-zf the lens is plated with multi-layer green film.
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Ease of use 5/5
Size 5/5
Durability 4/5
Quality 2/5
Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount 4. Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount
Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter to take photo everytime.
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Ease of use 5/5
Size 4/5
Durability 2/5
Quality 4/5
Gskyer Telescope 5. Gskyer Telescope
Fully multi-coated optics glass lens, 1.27in preassembled adjustable full size stainless steel tripod& accessory tray, 1-years limited warranty on parts and labor.
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Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Meade 209001 39 x 39 x 52 inches 5.4 pounds
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Focal ratio: f/1 rack-and-pinion focuser. Altazimuth mount makes pointing the telescope easy. 5×24 optical viewfinder helps you point your scope at objects you want to observe & accessory tray stores accessories while observing. Includes astronomical software and instructional dvd. Low (20mm), medium (12mm), high (4mm) magnification eyepieces give you variety for any viewing situation & 2x barlow lens doubles the magnifying power of each eyepiece.

 

 
The good
Altazimuth mount makes pointing
Includes astronomical software
The bad
It does not have any disadvantages.
 

What warranty period is considered optimal for telescopes for beginners?

In the most cases, two-year long warranty period is considered as optimal for telescopes for beginners. telescopes for beginnershave a tendency to lose their quality with time. Replacing old telescopes for beginnerswith a new model is a much better option than an overpriced lifetime warranty.

 

 
№ 2. Telescope 60mm Apeture 700mm AZ Telescope, Refractor and Travel Scope for Beginners and Kids to Observe Moon and Planet with Tripod and 10mm Eyepiece Smartphone Adapter
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
DoubleSun dd a 28 x 9.5 x 6 inches 7 pounds
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Altazimuth mount with a slow motion control the adjustable aluminium alloy tripod for precision tracking means you can easily track objects day or night. The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage. Entry-level refractive astronomical telescope with 60mm aperture and 700mm focal length, f/5.7 focal ratio. Multilayer glass green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes. Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter to take photo.

 

 
The good
Entry-level refractive astronomical telescope
Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter
Altazimuth mount
Multilayer glass green coated optics
The telescope
The bad
Was not delivered in time.
 

 

 
№ 3. Gskyer Telescope, Az70400 German Technology Astronomy Telescope, Travel Refractor
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Gskyer AZ70400 26 x 8.3 x 4.9 inches 2.8kg
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The primary lens barrel is made from metal material and by using german latest technology. Allocated with environmental painting technology, it has the high quality and it is durable. The thickened aluminum alloy support is firm, stable and durable. The height can be adjusted freely for you observing the star better. High-quality backpack, convenient to be collect the telescopes and protects the telescope better and prolongs the service life. The transmittance of optical filming glass optical lenses reaches 99.5%. It has clear imaging effect and stirring visual effect, it is particularly suitable for young people interested in astronomy.

The gskyer possess a 70mm aperture and 400mm focal length. The lens is made from aluminum alloy and big-caliber non-dispersive and superior optical glass-zf the lens is plated with multi-layer green film. It will not damage the vision even if use it a long time.

 

 
The good
The lens is made from aluminum alloy
The transmittance
The gskyer possess a 70mm aperture
The thickened aluminum alloy support is firm
The primary lens barrel is made from metal material
The bad
It is too expensive.
It is too heavy for regular use.
 

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

We sincerely wanted to help our readers, so our team spent many hours comparing various telescopes for beginnersfrom different manufacturers. It was not easy, since we had to find a way to include both cheap and expensive telescopes for beginnersin our rating list. That is why we decided to make the price/quality ratio the determining factor. No matter what your budget is, you can use our guide to choose the best telescopes for beginners in the preferred price category.

 

 
№ 4. Telescope 70mm Apeture Travel Scope 400mm AZ Mount, Good Partner to View Moon and Planet, Good Travel Telescope with Backpack for Kids and Beginners
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
SOLOMARK 6.4 pounds
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Telescope 70mm apeture travel scope 400mm az mount, multilayer glass green coated optics for enhanced image brightness, protect your eyes. The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage. Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter to take photo everytime. Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects. Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform.

 

 
The good
Smooth functioning altazimuth mount
Telescope 70mm apeture travel scope 400mm az mount
The telescope
Free includes 1.25 inch 10mm smartphone eyepiece adapter
The bad
The number of features for the price is frustrating.
 

 

 
№ 5. Gskyer Telescope, 80mm Az Space Astronomical Refractor Telescope, German Technology Scope
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Gskyer AZ80400 39.8 x 13 x 8.5 inches 8.6Kg
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Large aperture-80mm, all front and back lens are coated with multilayer film, which render excellent transmittance and clear image. The gskyer 80 series telescope ushers in a superb path to explore the universe for those aspired to become astronomers. It is a collection of combination of quality, property, price and appearance advantages, which is exclusively designed for beginners. Fully multi-coated optics glass lens.1.27in preassembled adjustable full size stainless steel tripod& accessory tray.1-years limited warranty on parts and labor. Focal ratio: f/ rack-and-pinion focuser. Comes with low (25mm), medium (10mm) and high (5mm) magnification eyepieces & 3x barlow lens.

Excellent cf4 optical glass with low dispersion is adopted, which can eliminate chromatic aberration of red, green and blue.

 

 
The good
Excellent cf4 optical glass
The gskyer 80 series telescope ushers in a superb path
Large aperture-80mm
The bad
It cannot be disassembled.
 

Is Amazone.com a good place to buy a telescopes for beginners?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a telescopes for beginners since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

How much money do I need to buy the best telescopes for beginners?

The best telescopes for beginnersare not always the most expensive. However, the bigger the price is — the better the quality of a product. This rule is also applies to telescopes for beginners, so if you want to get a good model we recommend you to not be too stingy.

Is there a way to get my money back for a telescopes for beginners?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning telescopes for beginners, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

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