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

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    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 ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-01
    Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-01
    $ 1,199.99

    Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope - ES-ED10207-01

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    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! The Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series is Available for Back-Order Purchas...

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    $ 1,199.99
  • Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - ES-ED127075–03
    Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - ES-ED127075–03
    $ 1,899.99

    Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - ES-ED127075–03

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    Description Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! Estimated Restock Date is the End of July . The Explore Scientific ED127 Essential ...

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    $ 1,899.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01
    $ 1,899.99

    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01

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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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    $ 1,899.99
  • FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor with 2.5" HEX Focuser
    FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor with 2.5" HEX Focuser
    $ 2,399.99

    FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor with 2.5" 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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    $ 2,399.99
  • Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber - FCD100–10207-CF
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber - FCD100–10207-CF
    $ 2,199.99

    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber - FCD100–10207-CF

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

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    $ 2,199.99
  • 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 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

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    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 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
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
    $ 279.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN

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    Features 102mm aperture is ideal for getting excellent views of deep sky favorites. Doublet design uses a pairing of glass lenses separated by a ...

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    $ 279.99
  • 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
  • National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope
    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope
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    $ 95.99

    National Geographic 70mm AZ Refactor Telescope

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
  • 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
  • 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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  • ED115 FPL53 115mm f/5.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
    ED115 FPL53 115mm f/5.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
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    $ 3,499.99

    ED115 FPL53 115mm f/5.5 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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    $ 3,499.99
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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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  • Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" HEX Focuser
    Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" HEX Focuser
    $ 2,999.99

    Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" 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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    $ 2,999.99
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