Orion telescopes and binocular deals 2024: Save big on Orion optics

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We've discovered the best telescope and binoculars on the market so you can view the stars and beyond without breaking the bank.

Orion is responsible for some of the best telescopes as well as some of the budget telescopes under $500 and telescopes for beginners you can buy. That's why deals on their models are worth checking out, and, we keep this page updated year-round so new discounts will appear below when we find them. Because of this and because Orion is known for their quality of optics and reliability of build in their models, it's always worth checking back in case you don't find what you're looking for today.

The guide below should include some top telescope deals and binoculars deals irrespective of budget, experience and viewing needs. It's also worth remembering that the best binoculars often provide stunning night sky views at a lower price point than telescopes, so they're always worth considering.

Naturally, Orion isn't the only top manufacturer of premium optics, and if you don't find what you're looking for here, it could be worth checking out our other specific guides for Celestron, Meade Instruments, Vixen and Sky-Watcher deals. Orion telescope and binocular deals are a little thin on the ground, so we've included some of our favorites along with their lowest available price. So, for the best Orion telescope and binoculars deals on the market, scroll down below.

Today's best Orion telescope deals

Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope Was $350 Now $266.50 from AliExpress. 

Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1588396&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aliexpress.us%2Fitem%2F3256803971977273.html&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - aliexpress.us"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Was $350 Now $266.50 from AliExpress

Save over $80 on a telescope that features in our guide to the <a href="https://www.space.com/telescopes-under-500" data-link-merchant="space.com"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - aliexpress.us"">best budget telescopes under $500.We think it's the best budget option for viewing deep space. It provides crisp, wide-angle views, it is well-built and it comes with a number of accessories to enhance your experience.

Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope was $169.99 now $149.99 on Amazon

Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=72128&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FOrion-Observer-Equatorial-Refractor-Telescope%2Fdp%2FB0732TMT81%2Fref%3Dsr_1_9%3Fkeywords%3Dorion%2Btelescope%26qid%3D1667207955%26qu%3DeyJxc2MiOiI2LjIzIiwicXNhIjoiNS43MSIsInFzcCI6IjUuMDEifQ%253D%253D%26sprefix%3Dorion%2B%252Caps%252C163%26sr%3D8-9%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $169.99 now $149.99 on Amazon

Save $20 on this refractor telescope when you grab it on Amazon. Here, you get a few extra accessories to add to your stargazing experience including two Barlow lenses, a moon map, an observers guide book, a keychain flashlight, a tripod and more. 

Note: this might not seem like a huge deal but it's the lowest price we've seen for years. 

Today's best Orion binoculars deals

Orion Giant View ED Waterproof Binoculars $329.99 $299.99 on Amazon.

Orion Giant View ED Waterproof Binoculars <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=72128&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB07B8HR1WJ%3FlinkCode%3Dogi%26th%3D1%26psc%3D1%26language%3Den_US%26tag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$329.99 $299.99 on Amazon.

Save $30 on these 20x80 binoculars when you grab them from Amazon. It features 80mm extra-low dispersion lenses for maximum light passing through and clear views of your targets. You also get a lens cap, neck strap, carry bag and a tripod mount for your money. 

Note: Stock is running low, so you'll have to act soon if you want this deal.

Which Orion telescope should you buy?

When it comes to the best Orion telescope and binoculars deals, experience is irrelevant. The range of Orion products on the market to suit everyone from first timers to seasoned astronomers is impressive and that means you should be able to find a discount on whatever type of telescope you're looking for. If you're looking for something easy to use and to give you an effective viewing experience, the Orion Observer II 60 mm telescope is less than $100. If you're a serious skywatcher and want to splash the cash then the Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Dobsonian for around $4,000 is a great option (although it's hard to find in stock at the moment).

When it comes to astrophotography, Orion's series of astrographs lead the market too. Again, there's something for everyone and every budget, as those looking to get the best images possible while saving every penny can opt for a reflector whereas Ritchey-Chrétien models are available if you're looking to make an investment too.

If you're looking for something for around $100 then we recommend the Orion SpaceProbe II 76 mm. It provides good views of the moon's surface, planets and brighter galaxies and nebulas. It's less expensive than a lot of other telescopes on the market and it's easy to set up and assemble, which is handy as it means you're ready to observe your night sky targets within minutes.

However, if you're a beginner looking for more detailed views of deep-sky targets then you'll want a telescope with a larger aperture. If you're willing to invest a little more in your telescope then something to consider is the Orion StarMax and Orion SkyQuest XT lineup of telescopes for great contrast and clarity through the optical system. It's worth reminding that the larger the aperture, the higher the price tends to be.

Heading into hobbyist territory, skywatchers often look to invest more in a telescope — especially when it comes to upgrading. For intermediate skywatchers, who have experience with advanced equatorial mounts and don't require the assistance of a computerized setup, we recommend the Orion AstroView 120ST EQ refractor or the Orion StarMax 127 mm for breathtaking views of the solar system and deep sky.

The computerized telescope, also known as a GoTo, isn't aimed at any particular level of experience and is enjoyed by beginners and seasoned skywatchers. If you would rather have the telescope do all of the tracking and aligning for you, and at the touch of a button, then the Orion StarSeeker IV 150 mm GoTo is a worthy investment alongside the Orion SkyQuest XX 12i IntelliScope Truss Dobsonian. You should look to spend between $500 and $4,500 on one of these revolutionary instruments, depending on the size of the telescope's objective lens or mirror.   

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Gemma Lavender
Contributing expert

Gemma currently works for the European Space Agency on content, communications and outreach, and was formerly the content director of Space.com, Live Science, science and space magazines How It Works and All About Space, history magazines All About History and History of War as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) kids education brand Future Genius. She is the author of several books including "Quantum Physics in Minutes", "Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual to the Large Hadron Collider" and "Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual to the Milky Way". She holds a degree in physical sciences, a Master’s in astrophysics and a PhD in computational astrophysics. She was elected as a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2011. Previously, she worked for Nature's journal, Scientific Reports, and created scientific industry reports for the Institute of Physics and the British Antarctic Survey. She has covered stories and features for publications such as Physics World, Astronomy Now and Astrobiology Magazine.

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