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Explore Scientific AR102 Air Spaced Doublet Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 102 mm Air Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope OTA - DAR102065-01

SKU: EXS-DAR102065-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$549.99
 
Explore Scientific 127 mm Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 127 mm Achromatic Refractor OTA with Accessories - DAR127065-01

SKU: EXS-DAR127065-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$699.99
 

Explore Scientific Essential ED80 Triplet APO Refractor - ES-ED0806-01

SKU: EXS-ES-ED0806-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$849.99
 
Explore Scientific 127 mm Essential ED APO Triplet Refractor

Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Refractor with Accessories - ES-ED127075-03

SKU: EXS-ES-ED127075-03
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,899.99
 

Explore Scientific 102mm Essential Series Apochromatic Refractor - ES-ED10207-01

SKU: EXS-ES-ED10207-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,199.99
 

Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor with Hexagonal 3" Focuser & 2" Diagonal - TED15208CF-HEX

SKU: EXS-TED15208CF-HEX
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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Explore Scientific AR152 Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 152 mm Achromatic Refractor OTA and Accessories - DAR152065-01

SKU: EXS-DAR152065-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$949.99
 

Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 FCD100 Triplet Refractor w/2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-0806-01

SKU: EXS-FCD100-0806-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,199.99
 

Explore Scientific 102 mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Refractor w/2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-10207-01

SKU: EXS-FCD100-10207-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,899.99
 

Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 FCD100 Triplet Refractor with 2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-127075-01

SKU: EXS-FCD100-127075-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,399.99
 
Explore Scientific 10" Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Explore Scientific 10" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Generation II - DOB1045-00

SKU: EXS-DOB1045-00
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 254mm (10")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$949.99
 
Explore Scientific 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian

Explore Scientific 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Generation II - DOB1245-00

SKU: EXS-DOB1245-00
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 305mm (12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$1,799.99
 
16" Explore Scientific Truss Dobsonian

Explore Scientific 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Generation II - DOB1645-00

SKU: EXS-DOB1645-00
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 406mm (16")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$3,199.99
 

Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 FCD100 Triplet Carbon Fiber Refractor with 2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-127075-CF

SKU: EXS-FCD100-127075-CF
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,999.99
 
Explore Scientific Bresser 208 mm Newtonian Reflector

Explore Scientific Bresser 208 mm Newtonian Telescope - BR-N20839

SKU: EXS-BR-N20839
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 208mm (8.19")
  • Focal Ratio: f/3.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$499.99
 
Explore Scientific FirstLight 8" Dobsonian

Explore Scientific FirstLight 8" Dobsonian - FL-DOB0806-01

SKU: EXS-FL-DOB0806-01
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 203.2mm (8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$549.99
 
Explore Scientific 10" FirstLight Dobsonian Reflector

Explore Scientific FirstLight 10" Dobsonian - FL-DOB1005-01

SKU: EXS-FL-DOB1005-01
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 254mm (10")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$749.99
 
Explore FCD100 102mm f/7 APO Refractor

Explore Scientific 102 mm FCD100 f/7 Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor w/2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-10207-CF

SKU: EXS-FCD100-10207-CF
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,199.99
 
Explore Scientific FirstLight AR80 White Tube Refractor Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR80 White Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN

SKU: EXS-FL-AR80640TN
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$219.99
 
Explore Scientific 114 mm FirstLight Newtonian Reflector

Explore Scientific FirstLight N114 White Tube Newtonian w/Twilight Nano Mount - FL-N114500TN

SKU: EXS-FL-N114500TN
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 114mm (4.49")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$199.99
 
Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm Mak-Cass Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain w/Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1271900MAZ01

SKU: EXS-FL-MC1271900MAZ01
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$749.99
 
Explore Scientific FirstLight MAK152 Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight 152 mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain w/Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1521900MAZ01

SKU: EXS-FL-MC1521900MAZ01
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$999.99
 
Explore Scientific 102 mm FirstLight Refractor

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102 White Tube Refractor w/Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN

SKU: EXS-FL-AR102600TN
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$279.99
 
Explore Scientific 165mm f/7 FPL-53 ED APO Refractor

Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber 165mm f/7 FPL-53 ED APO Triplet with 3" HEX Focuser - FPL53-165CF-01

SKU: EXS-FPL53-165CF-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 165mm (6.50")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$11,999.99
 
Explore Scientific 115 mm f/5.5 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 115 mm f/5.5 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor w/3" Hex Focuser - FPL53-115CF-01

SKU: EXS-FPL53-115CF-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 115mm (4.53")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$3,499.99
 

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?


There are several characteristics you’ll want to pay attention to when buying a telescope, including:


Focal Length

  • This helps determine a telescope’s focal ratio and field of view which impact how far you will be able to see.

Aperture

  • The aperture determines the quality and amount of light your telescope or optical tube assembly (OTA) will capture.

Telescope style

  • Reflecting telescopes are reliable and versatile with their use of mirrors to capture light.
  • Refracting telescopes use lenses and come in popular styles such as achromatic and apochromatic.
  • Catadioptric telescopes combine lenses and mirrors into one cohesive optical tube assembly.

These factors make each telescope unique, providing a different viewing experience.


Telescopes for Sale Online at High Point Scientific

High Point Scientific offers an unparalleled selection of telescopes for sale ranging from small Newtonians, collapsible Truss-Tube Dobsonians, modern astrographs, high-powered computerized GoTo GPS telescopes and everything in between. We carry the most popular brands, such as Celestron, Baader Planetarium, Meade, Orion, and many more to give you the best selection for your budget. Each telescope or OTA presented on our site has been personally selected by an experienced member of our team to ensure that each of our customers ends up with a high-quality product at a great price when purchasing telescopes online. In addition, we have outfitted every telescope we sell with unlimited tech support for life! No matter how you look at it, we have you covered and we want you to appreciate the hobby of amateur astronomy as much as we do!


We have a wide variety of telescopes for sale so we are confident you will find what you are looking for. Our reflecting telescopes include Newtonians, Dobsonians, and Ritchey-Chretiens. We also have both achromatic and apochromatic refracting telescopes. Our most popular catadioptric OTAs are Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes. Don’t forget about our wide selection of astrographs, perfect for budding astrophotographers, and computerized telescopes to help you find celestial objects with ease.


Figuring out the best telescope to buy can be daunting. We at High Point are here to help you make the right selection based on your aspirations and budget. Need help getting started? Check out our telescope bundles including vital accessories such as eyepieces, tripods, barlows, filters, cleaning tools, and much more.


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