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 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 FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1001400TN
    $ 319.99

    Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1001400TN

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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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    $ 319.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor - FL-AR1021000
    $ 349.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor - FL-AR1021000

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    Description FirstLight AR102mm White Tube Refractor with 1000mm focal length f/9.8 telescope with fully multi-coated lenses; 2.5" Hexagonal Focuse...

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    $ 349.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT
    $ 999.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT

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    Description FirstLight AR102mm White Tube Refractor with 1000mm focal length f/9.8 telescope with fully multi-coated lenses on an EXOS-2 GoTo Germ...

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    $ 999.99
  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01
    $ 549.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01

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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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    $ 549.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN
    $ 419.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN

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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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    $ 419.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01
    $ 699.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01

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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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    $ 699.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Optical Tube Only - FL-MC1271900
    $ 479.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain Optical Tube Only - FL-MC1271900

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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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    $ 479.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3
    $ 499.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3

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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 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1271900EXOS2GT
    $ 1,099.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-MC1271900EXOS2GT

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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
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01
    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01
    $ 749.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01

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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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    $ 749.99
  • Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT
    $ 1,099.99

    Explore FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT

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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
  • 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 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 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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  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3
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    $ 329.99

    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3

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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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    $ 329.99
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  • Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3
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    $ 349.99

    Explore FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3

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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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    $ 349.99
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