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 basic guide, 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 for them. 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 categorized 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.
Don’t forget, if you spend more than $25, you can get free shipping!
See the Most Popular Telescopes Here.
Vivitar Telescope with Tripod
Best Bargain Telescope!
If you are looking for an absolute bargain telescope, this is the one. I am shocked at 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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Celestron Kids 50TT Telescope
You know how it is with kids. They like to try things 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 trend or a long term hobby, this one is budget friendly but will provide a wonderful stargazing experience. If they get hooked on stargazing you can buy a more powerful telescope later.
Best Telescopes for Children
Celestron 21024 FirstScope TelescopeGEERTOP 90X Portable Astronomical Refractor Tabletop Telescope, 360X50mm, For Kids Sky Star Gazing & Birds WatchingTwinStar AstroMark 50mm 75x Power Refractor TelescopeBlack Twinstar 60mm Compact Kids Refractor Telescope
Celestron Powerseeker 50 Refractor Telescope
Celestron Model 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope
Best Telescopes Under $100
Barska Starwatcher Compact Refractor Telescope
Whirlpool Galaxy M51 Poster
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 astronomy meetings. It’s less than $215 too!
Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Tripod Telescope
Orion SkyScanner TableTop Reflector Telescope
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
Best Telescopes Under $1000
Orion CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Popular Telescopes Under $1000
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Celestron NexStar 6 SE 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, and the whole night sky in all its glorious beauty.
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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- 1 Best Telescopes Telescopes for Sale~Telescope Reviews
- 2 Vivitar Telescope with Tripod Best Bargain Telescope!
- 3 Star Finder
- 4 Find All the Stars Easily
- 5 Celestron Kids 50TT Telescope
- 6 Best Telescopes for Children Beginner Telescopes
- 7 Celestron Powerseeker 50 Refractor Telescope
- 8 Celestron Model 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope Best Telescopes Under $100
- 9 Barska Starwatcher Compact Refractor Telescope Bargain Telescopes
- 10 Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector – Telescope
- 11 Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Tripod Telescope Popular Telescopes
- 12 Orion SkyScanner TableTop Reflector Telescope
- 13 Meade Personal Solar Telescope
- 14 Orion 9005 AstroView 120ST Equatorial Refractor Telescope Best Telescopes Under $1000
- 15 Orion CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope Popular Telescopes Under $1000
- 16 Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope Computerized Telescope
- 17 Best Selling Computerized Telescopes
- 18 How to Choose the Best Telescope for You Finding the Best Telescope
- 19 Video of Space~Beautiful Constellations