High Point Scientific has hand-picked this selection of reflecting telescopes to suit a broad range of viewing purposes. Enjoy crisp, clear views of distant celestial objects, such as galaxies, star clusters, comets, and more. Many reflecting telescopes are great for viewing the Moon or nearby planets, such as Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn. The reflecting telescope’s simplistic design makes it easy to build and often very affordable. The objective mirror has a parabolic shape to easily capture light rays and direct them to your eyepiece. Because all wavelengths reflect off the mirror the same way, reflector telescopes virtually eliminates chromatic aberration.
You will find Newtonian Reflector telescopes typically mounted on either an Equatorial or an Altazimuth mount. The versatility and magnification potential for reflecting telescopes make them ideal for astro-imaging when mounted on an equatorial mount. Be sure to check out some of our impressive reflecting telescopes for sale!
There are several characteristics you will want to pay attention to when purchasing a telescope. Aperture is the most important feature of a telescope because it determines how bright celestial objects will be as well as how far into space you'll be able to look. The focal length helps determine contrast, eyepiece magnification, your telescope’s focal ratio and the field of view. All these factors together make each telescope unique, each providing a different viewing experience. Looking at telescope specifications can be daunting, that is why we at High Point are here to help you make the best selection based on your aspirations and budget. Need help choosing accessories to go with your telescope? Check out our telescope kits including vital accessories such as eyepieces, tripods, barlows, cases, filters, cleaning tools, and much more.