Recommended Telescopes

This is a short list of a few of the telescopes I recommend for beginners. I get the question so many times; “What scopes do you recommend for beginners?” I figured it would be easier to send people here! I will add to this list as time goes on and update it as new products come to market. I hope it helps!


Celestron FirstScope Signature Series Moon by Robert Reeves

Orion SkyScanner 100mm Reflector Telescope

Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone Telescope

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Smartphone Telescope



Celestron NexStar 8SE Computerized Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XX12g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Sky Watcher 16″ GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

Sky Watcher 8″ GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8″ EdgeHD with StarSense

iOptron Urban 150 f/12 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope



Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Multi-Function Mount – Astro Package

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Pro Pack

Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro Equatorial Go-To Mount

Sky Watcher EQ8-R Pro Computerized German Equatorial Mount with Pier Tripod

iOptron CEM40 with iPolar, 1.75-Inch LiteRoc Tripod, and Hard Case

Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount


Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series 8.8mm Waterproof Eyepiece – 1.25-Inch

Celestron PowerTank Lithium

Telrad Finder Scope with Mounting Base

Tele Vue 6mm Delos Eyepiece

Tele Vue 10mm Ethos Eyepiece

Tele Vue 31mm Nagler Type 5 Eyepiece

Tele Vue 27mm Panoptic Eyepiece

Explore Scientific 5.5mm 100 Degree Eyepiece – 2"

Tele Vue 17mm Ethos Eyepiece

Explore Scientific 30mm 82 Degree Waterproof Eyepiece – 2"

Explore Scientific 9mm 120 Degree 2" Argon Purged Waterproof Eyepiece

Celestron PowerTank Lithium Pro

Celestron NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter

Explore Scientific 2X Focal Extender – 2"

Explore Scientific 2X Focal Extender – 1.25"



Celestron 9.25″ EdgeHD Advanced VX Telescope – CE-12033

Orion Sirius EQ 180 f/15 Maksutov Cassegrain Catadioptric Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XX16G Go-To Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Celestron CGX-L with 11″ RASA V2 – CE-12074

TPO 8″ Carbon Fiber f/8 Ritchey Chretien Reflecting OTA Telescope

PlaneWave .7 Meter Telescope With Fused Silica Optics

Officina Stellare RiDK 400 f/7 Dall Kirkham Telescope

PlaneWave 17″ CDK Telescope with Fused Silica Mirror

PlaneWave CDK350 (14-inch) Telescope System

PlaneWave CDK600 (24-inch) Telescope System