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.

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  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo
    $ 669.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo

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    Features Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor 80mm aperture will reveal impressive lunar details ranging from craters to rilles, planetary features...

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    $ 669.99
  • Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-02
    Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-02
    $ 899.99

    Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-02

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    Description The ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is a true apochromatic telescope that reveals celestial wonders like the desola...

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    $ 899.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-02
    Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-02
    $ 1,199.99

    Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-02

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    Description The Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is a true apochromat refractor that reveals o...

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    $ 1,199.99
  • Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED127075-04
    Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED127075-04
    $ 1,999.99

    Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED127075-04

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    Description The Original Classic Explore Scientific ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet, Retooled for the Astrophotographer:  New precision front cell wit...

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    $ 1,999.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-02
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-02
    $ 1,999.99

    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-02

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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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    $ 1,999.99
  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
    Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
    $ 159.99

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

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    Features Large 90mm aperture packs enough light-gathering power for revealing looks at galaxies, nebulae and clusters as well as lunar and planet...

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    $ 159.99
  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
    $ 239.99

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

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      Features 80mm aperture will reveal impressive lunar details ranging from craters to rilles, planetary features like Saturn’s ring structure or ...

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    $ 239.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
    $ 329.99

    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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    $ 329.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN
    $ 499.99

    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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    $ 499.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3
    $ 529.99

    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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    $ 529.99
  • Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1521900MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1521900MAZ01
    $ 1,199.99

    Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1521900MAZ01

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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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    $ 1,199.99
  • National Geographic 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope - 80-10070
    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope - 80-10070
    $ 99.99

    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope - 80-10070

    National Geographic

    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the b...

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    $ 99.99
  • National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Refractor Telescope - 80-40070
    National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Refractor Telescope - 80-40070
    $ 119.99

    National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Refractor Telescope - 80-40070

    National Geographic

    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the b...

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    $ 119.99
  • National Geographic 70mm Refractor Telescope Adjustable Height Tripod
    National Geographic 70mm Refractor Telescope Adjustable Height Tripod
    $ 129.99

    National Geographic 70mm Refractor Telescope Adjustable Height Tripod

    National Geographic

    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the b...

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    $ 129.99
  • Explore One Gemini II Flat Black 70mm AZ Mount Telescope
    Explore One Gemini II Flat Black 70mm AZ Mount Telescope
    $ 134.95

    Explore One Gemini II Flat Black 70mm AZ Mount Telescope

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    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the b...

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    $ 134.95
  • Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope - 88-06000
    Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope - 88-06000
    $ 79.99

    Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope - 88-06000

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    Features With the 60mm aperture, you can explore some of the night sky’s brightest treasures like the jagged lunar surface, Jupiter’s cloud belts...

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    $ 79.99
  • ExploreOne CF400 Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap 70mm Pan Handle AZ Mount Telescope
    ExploreOne CF400 Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap 70mm Pan Handle AZ Mount Telescope
    from $ 63.99

    ExploreOne CF400 Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap 70mm Pan Handle AZ Mount Telescope

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    Description See the amazing views of the night sky with this rich field ExploreOne 70mm Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap Telescope. The constellation appear...

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    from $ 63.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3
    $ 379.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3

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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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    $ 379.99
  • Explore One Titan 70mm Telescope with Panhandle Mount
    Explore One Titan 70mm Telescope with Panhandle Mount
    $ 79.99

    Explore One Titan 70mm Telescope with Panhandle Mount

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    Features Rotatable 360° diagonal to find the perfect viewing angle! 360mm Focal Length Full-length AZ Panhandle Mount Capture what you see with t...

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    $ 79.99
  • Explore One STARAPP - 50mm Refractor Telescope w/ Panhandle Mount and Astronomy APP
    Explore One STARAPP - 50mm Refractor Telescope w/ Panhandle Mount and Astronomy APP
    $ 89.95

    Explore One STARAPP - 50mm Refractor Telescope w/ Panhandle Mount and Astronomy APP

    National Geographic

    Features Special mount atop telescope tube allows users to attach their device to the telescope and easily locate constellations and planets in t...

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    $ 89.95
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - FL-AR1271200OTA
    $ 529.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - FL-AR1271200OTA

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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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    $ 529.99
  • National Geographic RT70400 - 70mm Reflector Telescope with Panhandle Mount
    National Geographic RT70400 - 70mm Reflector Telescope with Panhandle Mount
    $ 99.99

    National Geographic RT70400 - 70mm Reflector Telescope with Panhandle Mount

    National Geographic

    Description Get to know fascinating sights in our solar system and beyond with the National Geographic 70mm refractor telescope. This telescope ha...

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    $ 99.99
  • Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEX33
    Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEX33
    $ 6,499.99

    Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEX33

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    Description Observing with the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series Apochromatic Refractor in Carbon Fiber with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED Glass: Seriou...

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    $ 6,499.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System
    $ 649.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System

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    Features Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope 102mm aperture is ideal for getting excellent views of deep-sky favorites. Doublet...

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    $ 649.99