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 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01
    $ 849.99

    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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    $ 849.99
  • 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

    Explore One

    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 50mm Aries Refractor Telescope
    Explore One 50mm Aries Refractor Telescope
    $ 49.99

    Explore One 50mm Aries Refractor Telescope

    Explore One

    Features With the 50mm aperture, you can explore the Moon’s cratered surface and see intriguing planet features like Jupiter’s Galilean moons, or...

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    $ 49.99
  • Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope - 88-06000
    Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope - 88-06000
    $ 79.99

    Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope - 88-06000

    Explore One

    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

    Explore One

    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

    Explore One

    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 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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    *Note that this telescope is no longer available from Explore Scientific as a package. This page is archived for legacy information purposes only. ...

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    $ 599.99
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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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    $ 239.99

    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. Features 80mm aperture will reveal impressive lunar deta...

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    $ 239.99
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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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    $ 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
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  • Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1001400TN
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    $ 379.99

    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. Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details...

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    $ 379.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope Optical Tube - FL-AR1021000
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    $ 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
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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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    $ 699.99

    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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    $ 699.99
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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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    $ 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
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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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    $ 849.99

    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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    $ 849.99
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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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    $ 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
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  • 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 - FL-MC1521900
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    $ 749.99

    Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - FL-MC1521900

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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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    $ 749.99
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  • Bresser Classic 60/900 AZ Telescope
    Bresser Classic 60/900 AZ Telescope
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    $ 115.95

    Bresser Classic 60/900 AZ Telescope

    Bresser

    Features Alt-azimuth mount Beginner’s set with all necessary accessories to start observing immediately Smartphone camera adapter included Des...

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    $ 115.95
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  • Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope
    Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope
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    $ 115.95

    Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope

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    Features Beginner’s set with all necessary accessories to start observing immediately Includes: telescope, alt-azimuth mount, LED viewfinder, Bar...

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    $ 115.95
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  • National Geographic 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope - 80-10070
    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope - 80-10070
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    $ 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
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  • Explore One 50mm CF600 Refractor Telescope - 88-10050CF
    Explore One 50mm CF600 Refractor Telescope - 88-10050CF
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    $ 49.99

    Explore One 50mm CF600 Refractor Telescope - 88-10050CF

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    Features Easy and quick assembly. Two 1.25-inch diameter interchangeable eyepieces give you magnifications of 23x and 62x. Panhandle mount contro...

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    $ 49.99
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  • National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Refractor Telescope - 80-40070
    National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Refractor Telescope - 80-40070
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    from $ 99.99

    National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Refractor Telescope - 80-40070

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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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    from $ 99.99
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  • National Geographic 70mm Telescope -80-40071CF
    National Geographic 70mm Telescope -80-40071CF
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    from $ 109.99

    National Geographic 70mm Telescope -80-40071CF

    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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    from $ 109.99
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  • Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope
    Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope
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    $ 99.99

    Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor 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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    $ 99.99
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  • Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo - 44-11050
    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo - 44-11050
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    $ 79.99

    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo - 44-11050

    Discovery

    Features This 3-in-1 viewer assembles easily, and can be quickly changed from a telescope to function as a slide viewer or microscope. With the 5...

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    $ 79.99
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  • Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope - 44-10160
    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope - 44-10160
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    $ 104.95

    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope - 44-10160

    Discovery

    Features With the 60mm aperture, you can observe hundreds of craters and mountain ridges on the lunar surface, planetary features like Jupiter’s ...

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    $ 104.95
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  • Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - FL-AR152760
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    $ 789.99

    Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - FL-AR152760

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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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    $ 789.99
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  • Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope
    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope
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    $ 152.95

    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope

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    Features Good stability due to robust and lightweight aluminum tripod RA and DEC-tracking over flexible shafts Smartphone camera adapter included...

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    $ 152.95
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  • Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3
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    $ 399.99

    Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3

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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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    $ 399.99
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  • Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Telescope Kit Package Deal!
    Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Telescope Kit Package Deal!
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    $ 499.99

    Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Telescope Kit Package Deal!

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    Description NOTE: This item is available exclusively through Adorama. However you define the perfect viewing conditions, you have to be quick to r...

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    $ 499.99
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  • Bresser AR-102/600 102mm EQ-3 AT-3 Refractor Telescope
    Bresser AR-102/600 102mm EQ-3 AT-3 Refractor Telescope
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    $ 399.95

    Bresser AR-102/600 102mm EQ-3 AT-3 Refractor Telescope

    Bresser

    Features High-quality refractor telescope for beginner and hobby astronomers. The telescope is perfect for observing star fields, vast nebulae, b...

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    $ 399.95
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  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
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    $ 329.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3

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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 Ju...

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    $ 329.99
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