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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 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 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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$3,999.99 $3,899.00
 
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 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 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 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
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01 - Silver Grade Refurb

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1271200MAZ01-SG
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1271200MAZ01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$699.99
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor w/ Twilight I Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1021000MAZ01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$549.99
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1021000EQ3
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$329.99
 

Explore Scientific AR102 FirstLight Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$999.99
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,099.99
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR152760EXOS2GT

SKU: EXS-FL-AR152760EXOS2GT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,599.99
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight 70mm Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR70700AZ

SKU: EXS-FL-AR70700AZ
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$109.99
 

Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3

SKU: EXS-FL-AR80900EQ3
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/11.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$319.99
 

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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