Reflectors

Explore Scientific has an extensive line of reflecting telescopes that are perfect for deep sky observing. A reflector uses mirrors to gather and focus light. Light enters the telescope through its open front end and travels to the concave primary mirror at the back. From there the light is reflected back up the tube to a flat secondary mirror, which sits at a 45° angle in relation to the eyepiece. Light bounces off of this secondary mirror and out through the eyepiece. Our reflector options include traditional Newtonian telescopes in a wide range of sizes and large aperture Dobsonians that are simple to set up and great for astronomy outreach.

  • Explore Scientific - Generation II - 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1045-00
    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1045-00
    $ 949.99

    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1045-00

    Explore Scientific

    Description This is a Generation II telescope. All updates have been performed on this telescope. No telescope type has changed the hobby quite a...

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    $ 949.99
  • Explore Scientific - Generation II - 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1245-00
    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1245-00
    $ 1,799.99

    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1245-00

    Explore Scientific

    Description This is a Generation II telescope. All updates have been performed on this telescope. No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as...

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    $ 1,799.99
  • Explore Scientific - Generation II - 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1645-00
    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1645-00
    $ 3,199.99

    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1645-00

    Explore Scientific

    Description This is a Generation II telescope. All updates have been performed on this telescope. No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as...

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    $ 3,199.99
  • Explore Scientific - Generation II - 20-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB2036-00
    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 20-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB2036-00
    $ 8,999.99

    Explore Scientific - Generation II - 20-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB2036-00

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    (Please note: This is a special order item with an estimated delivery time of 90 days.) Description The ideal workhorse for the deep sky observers...

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    $ 8,999.99
  • 208mm f/3.9 Newtonian Telescope
    208mm f/3.9 Newtonian Telescope
    $ 499.99

    208mm f/3.9 Newtonian Telescope

    Bresser

    Description The N20839 Newtonian with its large 208mm aperture and short 812mm focal length produces a fast, rich-field optical design perfect for...

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    $ 499.99
  • Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01
    Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01
    $ 999.99

    Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01

    Explore Scientific

    Description The Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian - Astrograph Edition offers large aperture and super-wide field at f3.9. Field tested and upda...

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    $ 999.99
  • Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-N114500TN
    Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-N114500TN
    $ 199.99

    Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-N114500TN

    Explore Scientific

    Video Description THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK AND ON BACK ORDER. ESTIMATED RESTOCK IS IN THE FALL. ORDERS PLACED NOW WILL BE FILLED WH...

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    $ 199.99
  • Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with EQ3 Mount - FL-N114500EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with EQ3 Mount - FL-N114500EQ3
    $ 229.99

    Explore FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with EQ3 Mount - FL-N114500EQ3

    Explore Scientific

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

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    $ 229.99
  • Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-N130600EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-N130600EQ3
    $ 279.99

    Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-N130600EQ3

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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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    $ 279.99
  • Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian with Twilight I Mount - FL-N130600MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian with Twilight I Mount - FL-N130600MAZ01
    $ 499.99

    Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian with Twilight I Mount - FL-N130600MAZ01

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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 130mm Newtonian Optical Tube Only  - FL-N130600
    $ 149.99

    Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Optical Tube Only - FL-N130600

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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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    $ 149.99
  • Explore FirstLight 150mm Newtonian - FL-N150750
    $ 299.99

    Explore FirstLight 150mm Newtonian - FL-N150750

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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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    $ 299.99
  • Explore FirstLight 150mm Newtonian with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-N150750EXOS2GT
    $ 949.99

    Explore FirstLight 150mm Newtonian with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-N150750EXOS2GT

    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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    $ 949.99
  • Explore FirstLight 203mm Newtonian - FL-N2031000
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    $ 499.99

    Explore FirstLight 203mm Newtonian - FL-N2031000

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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 203mm Newtonian with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-N2031000EXOS2GT
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    $ 1,099.99

    Explore FirstLight 203mm Newtonian with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-N2031000EXOS2GT

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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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    $ 1,099.99
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  • Bresser Quasar 80/900 EQ Telescope
    Bresser Quasar 80/900 EQ Telescope
    $ 316.95

    Bresser Quasar 80/900 EQ Telescope

    Bresser

    Description The achromatic objective lens in the Bresser Quasar collects 30% more light than a 70mm telescope and already makes the first details ...

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    $ 316.95
  • Bresser Pluto 114/500 EQ
    Bresser Pluto 114/500 EQ
    $ 305.95

    Bresser Pluto 114/500 EQ

    Bresser

    Description The BRESSER Pluto telescope is the perfect combination of a large Newtonian mirror with a short focal length. The advanced observer wh...

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    $ 305.95
  • National Geographic NT114CF 114mm Carbon Fiber Wrap Reflector Telescope
    National Geographic NT114CF 114mm Carbon Fiber Wrap Reflector Telescope
    $ 149.99

    National Geographic NT114CF 114mm Carbon Fiber Wrap Reflector Telescope

    National Geographic

    Description From our National Geographic series, the Explorer NT114CF Newtonian Astronomical Telescope is a perfect portal into the realm of deep ...

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    $ 149.99
  • Explore One Aurora II Flat Black 114mm Slow Motion AZ Mount Telescope
    Explore One Aurora II Flat Black 114mm Slow Motion AZ Mount Telescope
    $ 179.99

    Explore One Aurora II Flat Black 114mm Slow Motion AZ Mount Telescope

    Explore One

    Features This Explore One Aurora II reflector has a generous 114mm aperture that swallows up lots of light to showcase deep sky beauties like gal...

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    $ 179.99
  • National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope
    National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope
    from $ 69.99

    National Geographic 76mm Compact Reflector Telescope

    National Geographic

    Description This bright National Geographic 76/350 Compact Telescope is a Dobsonian telescope for stargazers, it is extremely portable, easy to us...

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    from $ 69.99
  • Explore FirstLight 10" Dobsonian - FL-DOB1005-01
    Explore FirstLight 10" Dobsonian - FL-DOB1005-01
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    $ 749.99

    Explore FirstLight 10" Dobsonian - FL-DOB1005-01

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    Description THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK AND ON BACK ORDER. ORDERS PLACED NOW WILL BE FILLED WHEN THE ITEM IS BACK IN STOCK. IF YOU WOULD L...

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  • Explore FirstLight 8" Dobsonian - FL-DOB0806-01
    Explore FirstLight 8" Dobsonian - FL-DOB0806-01
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    $ 549.99

    Explore FirstLight 8" Dobsonian - FL-DOB0806-01

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    Description THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK AND ON BACK ORDER. ORDERS PLACED NOW WILL BE FILLED WHEN THE ITEM IS BACK IN STOCK. IF YOU WOULD L...

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    $ 549.99
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  • Bresser Reflektor 130/650 EQ3
    Bresser Reflektor 130/650 EQ3
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    $ 329.95

    Bresser Reflektor 130/650 EQ3

    Bresser

    Description This Bresser Newton telescope has a main mirror aperture of 130mm and a focal length of 650mm. The telescope is perfect for beginners ...

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    $ 329.95
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  • Discovery 76mm Starcapture Telescope
    Discovery 76mm Starcapture Telescope
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    $ 139.99

    Discovery 76mm Starcapture Telescope

    Discovery

    Description This Discovery 76mm Starcapture Telescope with its smartphone adapter is an ideal observation instrument for junior astronomers lookin...

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    $ 139.99
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