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

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Go-To Tracker Combo

    Explore Scientific

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

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    $ 599.99
  • Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - ES-ED0806-01
    Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - ES-ED0806-01
    $ 849.99

    Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - ES-ED0806-01

    Explore Scientific

    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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    $ 849.99
  • Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
    Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
    $ 1,199.99

    Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01

    Explore Scientific

    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! The Explore Scientific ED80 FCD100 Series is Available for Back-Order Purchase or L...

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    $ 1,199.99
  • Explore FirstLight 70mm Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR70700AZ
    Original Price $ 109.99
    Current Price $ 59.99

    Explore FirstLight 70mm Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR70700AZ

    Explore Scientific

    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal stunning lunar details, popular planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and many...

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    Original Price $ 109.99
    Current Price $ 59.99
  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
    Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
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    $ 129.99

    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 plane...

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    $ 129.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
    $ 219.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor 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 Ju...

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    $ 219.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope
    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope
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    $ 95.99

    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope

    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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    $ 95.99
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  • Explore One 50mm CF600 Refractor Telescope - 88-10050CF
    Explore One 50mm CF600 Refractor Telescope - 88-10050CF
    $ 49.99

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

    Explore One

    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
  • National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Carbon Fiber Wrap Refractor Telescope
    National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Carbon Fiber Wrap Refractor Telescope
    from $ 99.99

    National Geographic CF700SM 70mm Carbon Fiber Wrap Refractor Telescope

    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 $ 99.99
  • National Geographic 70mm Telescope
    National Geographic 70mm Telescope
    from $ 109.99

    National Geographic 70mm Telescope

    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
  • Explore One Gemini II Flat Black 70mm AZ Mount Telescope
    Explore One Gemini II Flat Black 70mm AZ Mount Telescope
    $ 119.95

    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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    $ 119.95
  • Explore One 50mm Aries Refractor Telescope
    Explore One 50mm Aries Refractor Telescope
    from $ 35.99

    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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    from $ 35.99
  • Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope
    Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope
    $ 99.99

    Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor 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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    $ 99.99
  • Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope
    Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope
    $ 79.99

    Explore One 60mm Refractor Telescope

    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
  • 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

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

    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope

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

    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope

    Bresser

    Description Observing the night sky through the BRESSER Classic telescope like Galileo Galilei or Joseph von Fraunhofer centuries ago is a very sp...

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    $ 152.95
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  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
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    $ 319.99

    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor 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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    $ 319.99
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