Best Telescope Buyer’s Guides & Reviews for All Needs & Budgets

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On this page, you’ll find our selection of the best telescope available for all budgets in 2023. Whether you’re looking for a Dobsonian or a compound, we have the ideal model reviewed and rated.

Use the table of contents to select what level your astronomy is at, and we’ll present the best telescope of the four types – refractor, reflector, Dobsonian, or compound for your budget.

Further down the page, we’ve provided reviews of all 16 models so you can decide if the model you like the look of is the best telescope for you.

Choosing a telescope

Best Telescopes for the Money – Cheaper Models for Astronomers on a Budget

Best Telescopes for the Money – Cheaper Models for Astronomers on a Budget

Do you find the price of telescopes daunting, and are not sure how…

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The Best Telescopes for Deep Space Viewing in 2024 – See Galaxies and Nebulae from Your Backyard!

The Best Telescopes for Deep Space Viewing in 2024 – See Galaxies and Nebulae from Your Backyard!

Stargazing is a lot of fun for those of us curious about celestial…

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Best Telescope for Astrophotography – Four Top Models for Astro-imaging

Best Telescope for Astrophotography – Four Top Models for Astro-imaging

Imaging the night sky is not a cheap or simple hobby to get…

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Telescope Group Reviews

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review – 2024 Update

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review – 2024 Update

Celestron’s NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope is a powerhouse for novice astronomers. Although,…

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Best Binoculars for Stargazing 2024 – Our Top Four Reviewed Models

Best Binoculars for Stargazing 2024 – Our Top Four Reviewed Models

Binoculars are a wonderful way to get into astronomy. They are cheap, easy…

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Best Telescopes of 2024 – 16 Models Reviewed for New or Upgrading Stargazers

Best Telescopes of 2024 – 16 Models Reviewed for New or Upgrading Stargazers

Choosing a telescope is the biggest decision we make as backyard astronomers. Never…

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Individual Telescope Reviews

Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Newtonian Reflector Telescope Review

Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Newtonian Reflector Telescope Review

Orion’s SpaceProbe 130ST telescope is a very popular model for beginners. Read our…

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Meade Infinity 102mm AZ Refractor Telescope Review (2024 update)

Meade Infinity 102mm AZ Refractor Telescope Review (2024 update)

The largest Meade Infinity scope delivers clear, sharp views of the night sky…

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Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Review

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Review

The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ is the most popular of Celestron’s beginner range. Find…

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All Other Posts

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review – 2024 Update
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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review – 2024 Update

Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Telescope Review
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Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Telescope Review

Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO Telescope Review for 2024
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Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO Telescope Review for 2024

Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope – Complete Review for 2024
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Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope – Complete Review for 2024

Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope Review 2024
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Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope Review 2024

Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Telescope Review 2024
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Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Telescope Review 2024

Orion SkyView Pro 8″ Equatorial Reflector Telescope Review 2024
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Orion SkyView Pro 8″ Equatorial Reflector Telescope Review 2024

Celestron AstroMaster 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope Review  2024
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Celestron AstroMaster 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope Review 2024

Orion SkyQuest XX12i Intelliscope Truss Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024
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Orion SkyQuest XX12i Intelliscope Truss Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024

Celestron 80mm Travel Scope (With Backpack) 2024 Review
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Celestron 80mm Travel Scope (With Backpack) 2024 Review

Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024

Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Telescope Review
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Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Telescope Review

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