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 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

    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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    $ 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

    Explore Scientific

    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

    Explore One

    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

    Explore One

    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

    Explore One

    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

    Explore One

    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

    Explore One

    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
  • ExploreOne CF400 Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap 70mm Pan Handle AZ Mount Telescope
    ExploreOne CF400 Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap 70mm Pan Handle AZ Mount Telescope
    from $ 63.99

    ExploreOne CF400 Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap 70mm Pan Handle AZ Mount Telescope

    Explore One

    Description See the amazing views of the night sky with this rich field ExploreOne 70mm Blue Carbon Fiber Wrap Telescope. The constellation appear...

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    from $ 63.99
  • Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo
    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo
    $ 79.99

    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo

    Discovery

    Features This 3-in-1 viewer assembles easily, and can be quickly changed from a telescope to function as a slide viewer or microscope. With the 5...

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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 Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo
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    $ 2,999.99

    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo

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

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    $ 2,999.99
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  • 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 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

    Explore Scientific

    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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  • Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope
    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope
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    $ 152.95

    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope

    Bresser

    Description Observing the night sky through the BRESSER Classic telescope like Galileo Galilei or Joseph von Fraunhofer centuries ago is a very sp...

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    $ 152.95
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