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.

  • National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope
    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope
    $ 95.99

    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope

    National Geographic

    Description With National Geographic’s 70mm Refractor Telescope, you can easily explore the beauty of the lunar terrain, get to know our planetary...

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    $ 95.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1271900EXOS2GT
    $ 1,099.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1271900EXOS2GT

    Explore Scientific

    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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    $ 1,099.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor - FL-AR1021000
    $ 349.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor - FL-AR1021000

    Explore Scientific

    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 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Optical Tube Only - FL-MC1271900
    $ 479.99

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

    Explore Scientific

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

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    $ 479.99
  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Go-To Tracker Combo
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Go-To Tracker Combo
    $ 599.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Go-To Tracker Combo

    Explore Scientific

    Description THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK AND ON BACK ORDER. ESTIMATED RESTOCK IS MID-OCTOBER. ORDERS PLACED NOW WILL BE FILLED WHEN THE ITE...

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    $ 599.99
  • Bresser Classic 70/350 Refractor Telescope
    Bresser Classic 70/350 Refractor Telescope
    $ 129.95

    Bresser Classic 70/350 Refractor Telescope

    Bresser

    Description With the Classic 70/350 BRESSER has developed a light-gathering and compact refractor telescope for sky observing, landscape and wildl...

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    $ 129.95
  • Bresser Classic 60/900 AZ Telescope
    Bresser Classic 60/900 AZ Telescope
    $ 115.95

    Bresser Classic 60/900 AZ Telescope

    Bresser

    Description 60 Years Bresser 1957–2017 Anniversary Edition - Bresser Classic long focal length Refractor telescopes Observing the night sky throug...

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    $ 115.95
  • National Geographic 70mm Telescope
    National Geographic 70mm Telescope
    from $ 109.99

    National Geographic 70mm Telescope

    National Geographic

    Description Embark on a fascinating adventure through our solar system and beyond with National Geographic’s 70mm telescope. This refractor featur...

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    from $ 109.99
  • Discovery Juno 50mm Telescope with Hard Case
    $ 49.99

    Discovery Juno 50mm Telescope with Hard Case

    Discovery

    Description Designed for young users who are beginning their explorations into observation, the Discovery Juno 50mm Telescope is a great starter i...

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    $ 49.99
  • Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo
    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo
    $ 79.99

    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo

    Discovery

    Description Discover the secrets of both the earth and the sky with the Discovery 3-in-1 Micro Viewer 50mm Telescope. This multi-purpose observati...

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    $ 79.99
  • Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor - FL-AR152760
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    $ 789.99

    Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor - 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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  • National Geographic 60mm Telescope
    National Geographic 60mm Telescope
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    from $ 143.99

    National Geographic 60mm Telescope

    National Geographic

    Description Beautiful celestial objects like the Orion Nebula are within easy reach of the National Geographic 60mm AZ Telescope. This classic ach...

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    from $ 143.99
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  • Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope
    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope
    $ 104.95

    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope

    Discovery

    Description Junior stargazers can discover the beautiful secrets of the Moon, Saturn and many of the night sky’s brightest residents with this 60m...

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    $ 104.95
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT
    $ 999.99

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

    Explore Scientific

    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
  • National Geographic 50mm Portable Refractor Telescope - RF360MM
    National Geographic 50mm Portable Refractor Telescope - RF360MM
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    $ 39.99

    National Geographic 50mm Portable Refractor Telescope - RF360MM

    National Geographic

    Video Description The National Geographic RF360MM telescope is made to go wherever adventure takes you. With its ultra-compact design, this eas...

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    $ 39.99
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  • Explore One 50mm Refractor STEM Telescope Kit
    Explore One 50mm Refractor STEM Telescope Kit
    $ 69.99

    Explore One 50mm Refractor STEM Telescope Kit

    Explore One

    Description With this STEM kit from Explore One, emerging astronomers will learn about the science of optics and the inner workings of a telescope...

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    $ 69.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo
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    $ 2,999.99

    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo

    Explore Scientific

    ED102-FCD100 The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber, has the advantages for astrophotographers an...

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    $ 2,999.99
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  • Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope
    Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope
    $ 115.95

    Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope

    Bresser

    Description The classical lens system with a diameter of 60mm and a focal length of 700 mm yields excellent image quality. The alt-azimuth mountin...

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    $ 115.95
  • Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Kit Package Deal!
    Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Kit Package Deal!
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    $ 499.99

    Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Kit Package Deal!

    Bresser

    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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