What are the best reflector telescopes?

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    Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope

    The Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope is a reflector telescope ideal for beginners and advanced astronomers. It features automation search for celestial objects, 750mm focal length and a substantial 6" aperture optics. 

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    $429.99

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    Thomas Morrison
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I've always been passionate about Astronomy, and I gave to myself for Christmas the Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope. What to say if not that I'm..."
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    Thomas Morrison
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I've always been passionate about Astronomy, and I gave to myself for Christmas the Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope. What to say if not that I'm amazed by the beauty and the power of this telescope?! It's simply great, and I suggest it to everyone willing to discover new things about the sky"
  2. 10
    Meade StarNavigator NG

    The Meade StarNavigator NG is a refractor telescope indicated for all of those who want to begin with the astronomy science and the seek and find celestial objects. 

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    $599

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    Amalia Ríos
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Awesome starnavigator! I like to use this during my free time. There is a ton of content to look through. Over 30K celestial objects. The other day I used this thing for about..."
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    Amalia Ríos
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Awesome starnavigator! I like to use this during my free time. There is a ton of content to look through. Over 30K celestial objects. The other day I used this thing for about an hour. It's really entertaining. I think it's perfect for any age. I also really like the blue color it comes in. Great gift!"
  3. 8
    Celestron AstroFi 102 Wi-Fi Maksutov Wireless Reflecting Telescope, Black (22202)

    The Celestron AstroFi 102 Wi-Fi is a wireless Maksutov-kind telescope ideal for beginners or professional astronomers. It features a wi-fi connection to the free Celestron Sky Portal application for iPhone. 

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    $354.99

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    Steven Jones
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This is one of the best reflecting telescopes in its price range. I did have a little problem getting mine adjusted, but I think that was a problem with the stand that could..."
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    Steven Jones
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This is one of the best reflecting telescopes in its price range. I did have a little problem getting mine adjusted, but I think that was a problem with the stand that could be easily fixed. The motor in the arm just needs to be replaced. Overall still a great gift for a beginner astronomer."
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    Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope

    The Celestron 21024 FirstScope is a fantastic and portable telescope indicated especially for kids. It features high-quality Dobsonian style with a 76mm aperture reflector tube. 

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    $40.99

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    Michelle Chapman
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I admit that I don't know much about telescopes, but my son loves astronomy, so I did some research and bought him his first telescope.....the Celestron 21024 FirstScope..."
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    Michelle Chapman
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I admit that I don't know much about telescopes, but my son loves astronomy, so I did some research and bought him his first telescope.....the Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope. While I don't have anything to compare it to, I think this is an awesome reflector telescope. My son loves it, and I think his passion for astronomy will only grow. I'm sure he will "outgrow" this telescope soon enough, but for now it is perfect."
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    Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope

    The Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector is a great compact grab-and-go telescope designed for entry-level and intermediate astronomy enthusiasts. 

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    $199.99

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    Rebecca Taylor
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Awesome first scope. Didn't take long for me to get the hang of it. You learn as you go. I purchased filters and extra lenses including a 2x Barlow. So far I've been able to..."
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    Rebecca Taylor
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Awesome first scope. Didn't take long for me to get the hang of it. You learn as you go. I purchased filters and extra lenses including a 2x Barlow. So far I've been able to see stunning close ups of the moon, a small but undeniable Saturn during it's opposition, Jupiter and a few of it's moons and way more stars than I can see with my own eye's (even with an airport only a few miles away"
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    Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST

    The Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST is a fabulous reflector telescope for beginners. It features a 5.1-inch aperture and an EQ-2 equatorial mount on a tripod that allows manual slow-motion tracking for celestial objects. 

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    $299.99

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    Alan Luo
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I found this telescope to be suitable for my daughter's needs. It comes with a tripod and is quite capable of seeing fine details on the moon and I can see the rings around..."
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    Alan Luo
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "I found this telescope to be suitable for my daughter's needs. It comes with a tripod and is quite capable of seeing fine details on the moon and I can see the rings around Saturn with it. Very good buy in my opinion."
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    Orion 10016 StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope

    The Orion 10016 StarBlast is an excellent entry-level telescope for all of those, kids or adults, who want to begin in the art of finding out celestial objects. 

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    $299.99

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    Jose Campbell
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "My 14 year old has become interested in the stars and constellations. We picked up Orion 10016 StarBlast 6. Its a little beast, i wasn't expecting much when we got it. Just..."
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    Jose Campbell
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "My 14 year old has become interested in the stars and constellations. We picked up Orion 10016 StarBlast 6. Its a little beast, i wasn't expecting much when we got it. Just something to check the moon out with. Its so clear you can see surface detail on the moon. It has a nice EZ Finder aiming scope. Fits right on our picnicking table in the backyard."
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    Meade LightBridge Mini 130

    This Meade LightBridge Mini 130 has a parabolic Newtonian reflector with a 130mm aperture and a removable 650mm optical tube. It comes with a 26mm and a 9mm eyepiece, and a 360° swivel mount.

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    $199

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    Christopher Fowler
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "I wanted to start using a telescope with my children, using it as a learning tool for us. I decided on the Meade LightBridge Mini 130 scope, it was smaller and seemed less..."
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    Christopher Fowler
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "I wanted to start using a telescope with my children, using it as a learning tool for us. I decided on the Meade LightBridge Mini 130 scope, it was smaller and seemed less intimidating. . Nice for beginners but also good for experienced observers who want a smaller scope that they can use without a lot of set up time and which won't require much storage space. The eyepieces it comes with aren't the greatest but aren't terrible. We are beginners but have been having an awesome time using this scope"
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    Meade Polaris 130 EQ

    This Meade Polaris 130 EQ is a telescope with a 180mm aperture and a 650mm focal length. It has a focal ratio of f/5.0. It has a German equatorial mount, different eyepieces with 2x Barlow lens, and a red-dot viewfinder.

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    $184.67

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    Rodolfo Nieto
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Meade Polaris 130 EQ is an incredible reflector telescope. This unit has a the specs to really let home user have an astronomical experience. This is a good value for all..."
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    Rodolfo Nieto
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Meade Polaris 130 EQ is an incredible reflector telescope. This unit has a the specs to really let home user have an astronomical experience. This is a good value for all around purposes and uses."

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Summary

Best reflector telescopes
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope Other 12 Paid
2 Meade StarNavigator NG Other 10 Paid
3 Celestron AstroFi 102 Wi-Fi Maksutov Wireless Reflecting Telescope, Black (22202) Other 8 Paid
4 Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope Other 6 Paid
5 Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope Other 5 Paid
6 Orion 09007 SpaceProbe 130ST Other 2 Paid
7 Orion 10016 StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Other 1 Paid
8 Meade LightBridge Mini 130 Electronics 0 Paid
9 Meade Polaris 130 EQ Electronics 0 Paid
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