What are the best refractor telescopes?

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    #1Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope

    Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope

    The Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope is a suitable telescope for kids and beginners. It features excellent glass elements for crisp images, smooth functioning in an azimuth mount, and it is also easy to focus.

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    Carl Daniels
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "I am someone who loves looking at the stars. I love outer space in general. I wanted to get into the hobby of telescoping. I also didn't want to spend a lot of money on something that I may get bored of real fast. I decided on the Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope. It's a really good beginner telescope that doesn't break the bank. It does everything I want it to. It's pretty cool. It's not quite as advanced as some expensive ones, but it gets the job done."
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    #2Meade Instruments Infinity 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope

    Meade Instruments Infinity 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope

    The Meade Instruments Infinity 70mm is a fabulous budget refractor telescope ideal for kids and beginners. It features a very easy tu use azimuth mount, a focal length of 700mm and a focal ratio of f/10. Everything under the quality seal of Meade. 

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    Christina Santos
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "I bought this telescope for my son when he joined an amateur astronomy club. Setup was a breeze, and the telescope is very easy to use. It has lots of great features and the accessory tray is perfect for keeping everything handy while viewing. This is a great telescope for anyone who is just starting out and is an excellent value for the price."
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    #3Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ Refractor Telescope

    Celestron PowerSeeker 50 AZ Refractor Telescope

    The Celestron PowerSeeker 50mm is a quick and easy to mount telescope with slow motion controls ideal for kids and beginners. It features a 3x Barlow lens and an astronomy software bonus with a database of 10.000 objects and printable sky charts. 

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    Jane Wade
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I think this is a really good concept and the telescope is super powerful with a nice barlow lens to complement the look and feel of it. "
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    #4Meade Instruments Infinity 102mm AZ Refractor Telescope

    Meade Instruments Infinity 102mm AZ Refractor Telescope

    The Meade Instruments Infinity 102mm is a powerful refractor telescope for learners and kids that features a superb azimuth mount with smooth controls for precise tracking of celestial objects. As a bonus, it includes an educational astronomy DVD. 

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    Jeremy Stevens
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "I just want to look at other worlds man. They are far out there. This things cool as hell. I'm looking into deep space man. Kind of pricey but you can't put a price on this experience!!! I don't know much about features but I assume this one has them man."
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    #5Celestron AstroFi 90 Wi-Fi RefractorTelescope

    Celestron AstroFi 90 Wi-Fi RefractorTelescope

    The Celestron AstroFi Refractor Telescope features 90mm lens, several accessories and the possibility of Wi-Fi remote control and a full connection to the Celestron Sky Portal. 

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    Philip Keller
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Only recieved 2 and a half stars on amazon it seems overpriced as there are better options."
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    #6Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope

    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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    Chirag Sengupta
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "This is not the best refractor telescope on the consumer market. It is, however, one of the best for it's price range and capability. This is a great telescope for people who are either really getting interested in astronomy, or want to bump up from a more traditional non-refractor telescope."
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    #7Meade StarNavigator NG

    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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    Brian Wong
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Have it, enjoy it, not the best but it works. I was initially a little disappointed with what I could and couldn't see with this telescope but it's good for the price. I had an older version that didn't have the auto tracker and this beats that hands down. You want to see Jupiter? Well, you can definitely see Jupiter. It's one of the best in the price range. "
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