Refractors

A refractor is a classic telescope design that uses a collection of lenses to gather and focus light. Explore Scientific’s broad selection of refracting telescopes includes apochromatic refractors ranging in aperture from 80mm to 165mm, achromatic telescopes perfect for astronomy outreach and beginner refractors from brands like National Geographic and Discovery that are great for backyard astronomy.

  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo
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    $ 599.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo

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    Features THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK AND ON BACK ORDER. ESTIMATED RESTOCK IS JULY 2021. ORDERS PLACED NOW WILL BE FILLED WHEN THE ITEM IS ...

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    $ 599.99
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  • Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-01
    Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-01
    $ 849.99

    Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-01

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    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is Available ...

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    $ 849.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-01
    Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-01
    $ 1,199.99

    Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-01

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    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! The Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series is Available for Back-Order Purchas...

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    $ 1,199.99
  • Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED127075–03
    Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED127075–03
    $ 1,899.99

    Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED127075–03

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    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! Estimated Restock Date is the End of July . The Explore Scientific ED127 Essential ...

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    $ 1,899.99
  • Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-0806-01
    Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-0806-01
    $ 1,199.99

    Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-0806-01

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    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! The Explore Scientific ED80 FCD100 Series is Available for Back-Order Purchase or L...

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    $ 1,199.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01
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    $ 1,899.99

    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01

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    Description Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep s...

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    $ 1,899.99
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  • Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope
    Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope
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    $ 2,399.99

    Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope

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    This item is currently out of stock and on backorder. Estimated restock is July 2021. Partial payment pre-orders require 5% to reserve the item. Wh...

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    $ 2,399.99
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  • ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
    ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
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    $ 5,999.99

    ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser

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    Description Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep s...

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    $ 5,999.99
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  • Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FPL53–165CF-01
    Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FPL53–165CF-01
    $ 11,999.99

    Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FPL53–165CF-01

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    Description Explore Scientific's largest refractor telescope incorporates our true three-element apochromat design the ED165-FPL53 with an apertur...

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    $ 11,999.99
  • Explore Alliance Rentals: Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount
    Explore Alliance Rentals: Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount
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    Explore Alliance Rentals: Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount

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    Rent a FirstLight Telescope Another benefit of Explore Alliance membership is the ability to Rent an Explore Scientific FirstLight Telescope for y...

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  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
    Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
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    $ 129.99

    Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ

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    This item is currently out of stock and on backorder. Estimated restock is July 2021. Partial payment pre-orders require 10% to reserve the item. W...

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    $ 129.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
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    $ 219.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN

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    This item is currently out of stock and on backorder. Estimated restock is October 2021. Partial payment pre-orders require 10% to reserve the item...

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    $ 219.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
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    $ 279.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN

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    Features 102mm aperture is ideal for getting excellent views of deep sky favorites. Doublet design uses a pairing of glass lenses separated by a ...

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    $ 279.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1001400TN
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    $ 319.99

    Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1001400TN

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    This item is currently out of stock and on backorder. Estimated restock is July 2021. Partial payment pre-orders require 10% to reserve the item. W...

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    $ 319.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope Optical Tube - FL-AR1021000
    $ 349.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope Optical Tube - FL-AR1021000

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    Description FirstLight AR102mm White Tube Refractor with 1000mm focal length f/9.8 telescope with fully multi-coated lenses; 2.5" Hexagonal Focuse...

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    $ 349.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT
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    $ 999.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT

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    Description FirstLight AR102mm White Tube Refractor with 1000mm focal length f/9.8 telescope with fully multi-coated lenses on an EXOS-2 GoTo Germ...

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    $ 999.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01
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    $ 549.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01

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    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight...

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    $ 549.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN
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    $ 419.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN

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    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight...

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    $ 419.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01
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    $ 699.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01

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    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight...

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    $ 699.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Optical Tube Only - FL-MC1271900
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    $ 479.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Optical Tube Only - FL-MC1271900

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    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, this versatile FirstLigh...

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    $ 479.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3
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    $ 499.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3

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    Description Whether you're looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight...

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    $ 499.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01
    $ 749.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01

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    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight...

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    $ 749.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT
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    $ 999.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT

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    *This product is available exclusively through Woodland Hills Camera & Telescope.Click Here to purchase. Description Whether you’re looking to...

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    $ 999.99
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  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1521900EXOS2GT
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    $ 1,399.99

    Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1521900EXOS2GT

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    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight...

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    $ 1,399.99
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