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.

  • ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
    ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
    $ 5,999.99

    ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser

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    Description Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep s...

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    $ 5,999.99
  • Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01
    Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01
    $ 11,999.99

    Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01

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    Description Explore Scientific's largest refractor telescope incorporates our true three-element apochromat design the ED165-FPL53 with an apertur...

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    $ 11,999.99
  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1521900EXOS2GT
    $ 1,399.99

    Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1521900EXOS2GT

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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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    $ 1,399.99
  • Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR152760EXOS2GT
    $ 1,599.99

    Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR152760EXOS2GT

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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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    $ 1,599.99
  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain - FL-MC1521900
    $ 749.99

    Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain - 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
  • 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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  • Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEXDD3
    Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEXDD3
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    Original Price $ 5,499.99
    Current Price $ 4,499.99

    Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet in Carbon Fiber - TED15208CF-HEXDD3

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    Description Observing with the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series Apochromatic Refractor in Carbon Fiber with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED Glass: Seriou...

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    Original Price $ 5,499.99
    Current Price $ 4,499.99
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