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
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    $ 949.99

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

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    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
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  • 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

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    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
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    $ 3,199.99

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

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    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
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  • 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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    This is a special order item with an estimated delivery time of 90 days. There are additional custom delivery charges that will be due at time of s...

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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

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    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 Telescope - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01
    Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian Telescope - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01
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    $ 999.99

    Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian Telescope - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01

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    Discontinued Item Description The Explore Scientific N208CF Newtonian - Astrograph Edition offers large aperture and super-wide field at f3.9. Fie...

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

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

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

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

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

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    Features 114mm aperture has impressive light-gathering capability to provide excellent views of planets and bright deep sky objects. Fast focal r...

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    $ 229.99
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  • 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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    Features Generous 130mm aperture showcases galaxies, nebulae and star clusters with its impressive light-gathering capability. Fast focal ratio (...

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    $ 279.99