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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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
  • 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

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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
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