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

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

    Explore Scientific

    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 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 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 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 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
  • 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 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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  • 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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