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Explore Scientific 127 mm Essential ED APO Triplet Refractor

Explore Scientific 127mm ED Essential Refractor with Accessories - ES-ED127075-03 - Silver Grade Refurb

SKU: EXS-ES-ED127075-03-SG
  • 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 $1,249.95

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

SKU: EXS-FCD100-127075-01-SG
  • 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 $1,699.99

William Optics ZenithStar 126 APO Refractor w/ 3.3" Focuser & Slide Base Handle - Blue - A-Z126IIBU-RP33

SKU: WYO-A-Z126IIBU-RP33
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 126mm (4.96")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,198.00

Takahashi TSA 120 mm APO Triplet Refractor OTA w/ 3" FeatherTouch Focuser - TTK12010-FT

SKU: TAK-TTK12010-FT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 120mm (4.72")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$4,910.00
William Optics Guide Star 61 Apochromatic Refractor OTA in Blue

William Optics Guide Star 61 APO Refractor Telescope - Blue - M-GS61-BU

SKU: WYO-M-GS61-BU
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 61mm (2.4")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$398.00
William Optics Guide Star 61 Apochromatic Refractor OTA in Red

William Optics Guide Star 61 APO Refractor Telescope - Red - M-GS61-RD

SKU: WYO-M-GS61-RD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 61mm (2.4")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$398.00
William Optics Guide Star 61 Apochromatic Refractor OTA in Gold

William Optics Guide Star 61 APO Refractor Telescope - Gold - M-GS61-GD

SKU: WYO-M-GS61-GD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 61mm (2.4")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$398.00
Takahashi FC-100DF Fluorite APO Doublet Refractor Telescope OTA

Takahashi 100 mm Fluorite APO Refractor Telescope OTA - TFK10110

SKU: TAK-TFK10110
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 100mm (3.94")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,440.00
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor - promo

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope - 22451

SKU: CEL-22451
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/11
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - User Smartphone with App Assist
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$179.95

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102 mm Refractor Telescope - 22460

SKU: CEL-22460
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual - Smartphone with StarSense Explorer App Assist
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$399.95

William Optics FLT 156 Refractor with FeatherTouch Focuser - Blue - A-F156BU-FT

SKU: WYO-A-F156BU-FT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 156mm (6.14")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,480.00

William Optics FLT 156 Refractor w/ 3.7" Rack & Pinion - Blue - A-F156BU-RP37

SKU: WYO-A-F156BU-RP37
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 156mm (6.14")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$5,980.00
Apertura 60EDR 60 millimeter FPL-53 doublet refractor with 2-inch field flattener kit.

Apertura 60mm FPL-53 Doublet Refractor & 2" Field Flattener - 60EDR-KIT

SKU: APT-60EDR-KIT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Flattener Camera Side: M48
  • Flattener Telescope Side: M54 with 2" Filter Threads
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$519.95 $499.95
Sky-Watcher 80 mm StarTravel Refractor with AZ-GTe Mount and Tripod

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 80 AZ-GTe Refractor Telescope - S21150

SKU: SKY-S21150
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$395.00
Sky-Watcher 102 mm StarTravel Refractor with AZ-GTe Mount and Tripod

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 102 AZ-GTe Refractor Telescope - S21160

SKU: SKY-S21160
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$460.00

William Optics 73mm f/5.9 ZenithStar FPL53 Doublet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail Plate - Gold - A-Z73IIGD

SKU: WYO-A-Z73II-GD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 73mm (2.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$648.00

William Optics 73mm f/5.9 ZenithStar FPL53 Doublet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail Plate - Red - A-Z73IIRD

SKU: WYO-A-Z73II-RD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 73mm (2.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$648.00

William Optics ZenithStar 81 APO Doublet Refractor - Red - A-Z81RD

SKU: WYO-A-Z81-RD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 81mm (3.19")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$798.00

William Optics ZenithStar 81 APO Doublet Refractor - Gold - A-Z81GD

SKU: WYO-A-Z81-GD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 81mm (3.19")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$798.00
Explore Scientific FirstLight 80 mm Refractor Telescope with iEXOS Twilight Nano Mount and Tripod

Explore Scientific FirstLight 80 mm Refractor with iEXOS Equatorial GoTo Mount - FL-80640-IEXOS

SKU: EXS-FL-80640-IEXOS
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$499.99
iOptron Versa 108 Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount Pro

iOptron 108 mm Versa ED APO Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount Pro - 14010

SKU: IOP-14010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 108mm (4.25")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized - GoTo
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$2,448.00

William Optics Zenithstar 81 APO Refractor Package with 0.8x Reducer & Flattener - Gold - A-Z81GD-AP

SKU: WYO-A-Z81GD-AP
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 81mm (3.19")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$918.00
Orion 130 mm EON Apochromatic Triplet Refractor Telescope OTA

Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor - 10286

SKU: ORI-10286
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 130mm (5.12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,499.99
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor - promo

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Essential Bundle - 22451-BUN-E

SKU: CEL-22451-BUN-E
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/11
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - User Smartphone with App Assist
  • Essential Bundle includes a red flashlight, moon filter and the Lens Pen, an optical cleaning tool!
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$229.95 $199.95

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Essential Bundle - 22460-BUN-E

SKU: CEL-22460-BUN-E
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual - Smartphone with StarSense Explorer App Assist
  • Essential Bundle includes a red flashlight, moon filter and Lens Pen, an optical cleaning tool
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$449.95 $419.95

Enjoy crisp, high-contrast views of the night sky with a refracting telescope from High Point Scientific. We carry quality refractors from the leading brands of today, such as Celestron, Orion, Meade, Takahashi, and many more. Refractors are great celestial viewing and can be very affordable. Whether you are gazing upon the desolate lunar surface features or enjoying terrestrial views, we have a refractor that’s perfect for you!


Modern refracting telescopes come in two basic styles: achromatic and apochromatic. Refractors often suffer from chromatic aberration, and each design reduces this aberration differently. Refractors can also be mounted on either an Equatorial or Altazimuth mount. This gives you a wide range of options to choose from when deciding what kind of telescope you need.


There are several characteristics you will need to consider when purchasing a telescope. The focal length is integral to determining how far you will be able to see out of your telescope. It also helps determine your telescope’s focal ratio and field of view. Aperture is important to look at also because it determines how much light your OTA will capture. All these factors together make each telescope unique, each providing a different viewing experience. Looking at telescope spec 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.

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