Telescopes

Our team of experts has reviewed, rated, and ranked around 95 telescopes they have either owned or used at least once. Below, you’ll find those telescopes ranked based on the quality and price. 

*Prices are updated every 12 hours using Amazon API. Telescopes are grouped based on the price at the time of publishing this page, which might be different from the current price. 

COVID 19 has indirectly increased demand for telescopes and so, most of the telescopes in the US are either overpriced or out of stock in Amazon and other retailers. It's been happening for the last 2-3 months and we don't know when the prices would be normal again.
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telescopes listed in the price category -

Below ~$100

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Our Rating

Buy

Review

Zhumell Z100

Rank

1

$99.99

4.8/5
(4.8)
Orion SkyScanner 100mm

Rank

2

$99.99

4.8/5
(4.8)
Meade Infinity 70mm

Rank

3

$130.00

4.3/5
(4.3)
Orion FunScope 76mm

Rank

4

$69.99

4.2/5
(4.2)
Meade LightBridge Mini 82

Rank

5

$59

4/5

(4)

Permanently Discontinued
Celestron Firstscope

Rank

6

$49.99

4/5
(4)
Meade EclipseView 60

Rank

7

$99.99

3.7/5
(3.7)
Not Reviewed

Celestron PowerSeeker 70EQ

Rank

8

$109.95

3.7/5
(3.7)
Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ

Rank

9

$89.95

3.2/5
(3.2)
Not Recommended
Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ

Rank

10

$99

3/5
(3)
Not Recommended
Celestron Powerseeker 114AZ

Rank

11

$96

2/5
(2)
Not Recommended
Celestron 70mm Travel Scope

Rank

12

$72

2/5
(2)
Not Recommended
Celestron Travel Scope 50

Rank

13

$52.95

1/5
(1)
Not Recommended
Barska Starwatcher 400x70mm

Rank

14

$60.91

1/5
(1)
Not Recommended
Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ

Rank

15

$49.95

1/5

(1)

Not Recommended
Emarth Travel Scope 70mm

Rank

16

$85.99

1/5

(1)

Not Recommended

Not Reviewed

Gskyer Travel Scope 70mm

Rank

17

Price not available

1/5

(1)

Not Recommended

Between $100 and $175

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Our Rating

Buy

Review

Meade LightBridge Mini 114

Rank

1

$149.00

4.7/5
(4.7)
Item discontinued permanently
Zhumell Z114

Rank

2

$149.99

4.6/5
(4.6)
Not Reviewed
Meade Infinity 90

Rank

3

$422.77

4.4/5
(4.4)
Meade Polaris 130 EQ

Rank

4

$170.73

4.2/5
(4.2)
Meade Infinity 80AZ

Rank

5

$184.99

4.1/5
(4.1)
Celestron PowerSeeker 80EQ

Rank

6

$121.64

3.8/5
(3.8)
Celestron AstroMaster 76 EQ

Rank

7

$136.36

3.7/5
(3.7)
Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ

Rank

8

$170.99

2.5/5

(2.5)

Not Recommended
Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ

Rank

9

$169.24

2.5/5
(2.5)
Not Recommended
Celestron ExploraScope 114AZ

Rank

10

Price not available

1.5/5
(1.5)
Not Recommended
Tasco Luminova 675x114

Rank

11

$150.75

1/5
(1)
Not Recommended
Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ

Rank

12

$407.99

1/5
(1)
Not Recommended

Between $175 and $225

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Our Rating

Buy

Review

Zhumell Z130

Rank

1

$199.99

4.6/5
(4.6)
Not Reviewed
Orion StarBlast II 4.5

Rank

2

$179.99

4.5/5
(4.5)
Orion StarBlast 4.5

Rank

3

$199.99

4.5/5
(4.5)
Meade Infinity 102 AZ

Rank

4

Price not available

4.5/5
(4.5)
Celestron Inspire 100AZ

Rank

5

$497.99

4/5
(4)
Not Reviewed
Orion StarMax 90mm

Rank

6

$199.99

3.5/5
(3.5)
Gskyer Telescope, 80mm AZ

Rank

7

Price not available

1/5

(1)

Not Recommended
Not Reviewed
Bushnell Voyager 700x76mm

Rank

8

$139.95

1/5
(1)
Not Recommended

Between $225 and $300

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Rating

Buy

Review

SkyWatcher Dobsonian 6-Inch

Rank

1

$713.99

4.9/5
(4.9)
Currently overpriced. Buy Orion Skyquest XT6 instead.
Orion SkyQuest XT6

Rank

2

$299.99

4.6/5
(4.6)
Orion SkyQuest XT4.5

Rank

3

$249.99

4.5/5

(4.5)

Celestron Omni XLT AZ 102mm

Rank

4

Price not available

4.3/5
(4.3)
Not Reviewed
Orion AstroView 90mm

Rank

5

$299.99

4.2/5
(4.2)
Sky-Watcher Virtuoso

Rank

6

$280.00

4.2/5
(4.2)
Not Reviewed
Meade ETX80 Observer

Rank

7

$351.63

3.7/5
(3.7)
Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ

Rank

8

$279.95

3.5/5
(3.5)
Gskyer Telescope, 600x90mm AZ

Rank

9

Price not available

1/5
(1)

Not Recommended

Not Reviewed

Celestron 114 LCM

Rank

10

$255.56

1/5
(1)
Not Recommended

Between $300 and $400

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Our Rating

Buy

Review

SkyWatcher Dobsonian 8-Inch

Rank

1

$769.99

5/5
(5)
Currently overpriced. Buy Orion SkyQuest XT8 instead.
Orion SkyQuest XT8

Rank

2

$399.99

4.8/5
(4.8)
Orion SkyQuest XT6 Plus

Rank

3

$329.99

4.7/5

(4.7)

Celestron Astro-Fi 130

Rank

4

$1,136.99

4.6/5
(4.6)
Orion StarBlast 6 Astro

Rank

5

$349.99

4.5/5
(4.5)
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX (102, 130)

Rank

6

Price not available

4.4/5
(4.4)
Orion SpaceProbe 130ST

Rank

7

$309.99

4.3/5
(4.3)
Celestron NexStar 130SLT

Rank

8

$789.93

4.1/5
(4.1)
Celestron NexStar 127SLT

Rank

9

$784.97

3.8/5
(3.8)
Celestron NexStar 4SE

Rank

10

Price not available

3.7/5
(3.7)
Orion StarBlast 62mm

Rank

11

$399.99

4.2/5
(4.2)
Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT

Rank

12

Price not available

3.7/5
(3.7)
Celestron Nexstar 90SLT

Rank

13

$735.32

3.7/5
(3.7)
Not Reviewed
Meade StarNavigator NG 102mm

Rank

14

$393.94

3.5/5
(3.5)

Between $400 and $600

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Rating

Buy

Review

Zhumell Z8

Rank

1

$1,124.98

5/5
(5)
SkyWatcher Dobsonian 10 Inch

Rank

2

$1,341.99

4.9/5
(4.9)
Currently overpriced.

Not Reviewed

Celestron Omni XLT 150

Rank

3

Price not available

4.8/5
(4.8)
Orion StarBlast 6i

Rank

4

$479.99

4.7/5
(4.7)
Orion AstroView 6

Rank

5

$449.99

4.6/5
(4.6)
Explore Scientific AR102

Rank

6

Price not available

4.5/5
(4.5)

Celestron Omni XLT 120

Rank

7

$577.99

4.4/5

(4.4)

Celestron NexStar 5 SE

Rank

8

$1,096.94

4.2/5
(4.2)
Orion StarSeeker IV 150mm

Rank

9

$549.99

3.9/5
(3.9)
Orion AstroView 120ST

Rank

10

$599.99

3.8/5
(3.8)
Meade ETX125 Observer

Rank

11

$699.00

3.7/5
(3.7)
Meade ETX 90 Observer

Rank

12

$516.92

3.7/5
(3.7)
Celestron SkyProdigy 130

Rank

13

$1,439.99

3.5/5
(3.5)

Between $600 and $800

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Rating

Buy

Review

Zhumell Z10

Rank

1

$1,539.98

5/5
(5)
Not Reviewed
Orion SkyQuest XT8i

Rank

2

$699.99

4.8/5
(4.8)
Orion Skyquest XT10

Rank

3

$599.99

4.7/5
(4.7)
Explore Scientific Dobsonian (10 inch truss)

Rank

4

$830.55

4.6/5
(4.6)
Celestron NexStar 6 SE

Rank

5

$1,391.23

4.2/5
(4.2)

Between $800 and $1000

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Rating

Buy

Review

Zhumell Z12

Rank

1

$934.44

5/5
(5)
SkyWatcher GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian 8-Inch

Rank

2

Price not available

4.8/5
(4.8)
Not Reviewed
Celestron NexStar 8 SE

Rank

3

$2,372.99

4.7/5
(4.7)
Meade 6” ACF LX65

Rank

4

$999.00

3.9/5
(3.9)
Not Reviewed
Explore Scientific FirstLight 102 w/EXOS-2GT

Rank

5

$844.20

3.8/5
(3.8)
Not Reviewed

Between $1000 and $1500

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Rating

Buy

Review

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8

Rank

1

Price not available

4.8/5
(4.8)
Celestron NexStar Evolution 6

Rank

2

Price not available

4.6/5
(4.6)
Not Reviewed
Orion XT10G

Rank

3

$1,599.99

4.5/5
(4.5)
Not Reviewed
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor

Rank

4

$1,439.00

4.1/5
(4.1)
Not Reviewed
Explore FirstLight 152mm

Rank

5

$1,964.85

4/5
(4)
Not Reviewed
Sky-Watcher Pro SW 80ED APO 80mm ED

Rank

6

Price not available

4/5
(4)
Not Reviewed
Orion Skyview Pro 8 GoTo

Rank

7

$1,099.99

3.6/5
(3.6)

Above $1500

If you're from the USA, it's recommended to check the prices on OPTCorp and Orion's Telescope.com before finalising the purchase. Both are very reputed and we've provided the respective product links below.

Product

Rank

Price

Rating

Buy

Review

Orion SkyQuest XX12i

Rank

1

Price not available

5/5
(5)
Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25

Rank

2

Price not available

4.5/5
(4.5)
Not Reviewed
Celestron Advanced VX 8" SCT

Rank

3

Price not available

4.2/5
(4.2)
Orion Sirius ED80 EQ-G

Rank

4

$1,649.99

4/5
(4)
Not Reviewed