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  • Explore Scientific AR102 Air Spaced Doublet Refractor OTA
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 102 mm Air Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope OTA - DAR102065-01
    $499.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 80 mm ED APO Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope - EDT-0806-CF-01
    $849.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific AR127 Doublet Refractor with Twilight I Mount & Tripod - DAR127065-MAZ-01
    $779.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor with Hexagonal 3" Focuser & 2" Diagonal - TED15208CF-HEX
    $3,999.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 FCD100 Triplet Refractor w/2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-0806-01
    $1,099.99 $934.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 102 mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Refractor w/2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-10207-01
    $1,649.99 $1,402.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 FCD100 Triplet Refractor with 2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-127075-01
    $2,199.99 $1,869.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 FCD100 Triplet Carbon Fiber Refractor with 2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-127075-CF
    $2,699.99 $2,294.99
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  • Explore Scientific FirstLight AR80 White Tube Refractor Telescope
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight AR80 White Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN
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  • Explore Scientific 102 mm FirstLight Refractor
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102 White Tube Refractor w/Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN
    $249.99
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  • Explore FCD100 102mm f/7 APO Refractor
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 102 mm FCD100 f/7 Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor w/2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-10207-CF
    $1,949.99 $1,657.99
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  • Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific Essential Series 127 mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced ED APO Triplet Refractor w/3" Feather Touch Focuser - ES-ED127075-T3-01
    $2,474.99
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  • Explore Scientific 165mm f/7 FPL-53 ED APO Refractor
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber 165mm f/7 FPL-53 ED APO Triplet with 3" HEX Focuser - FPL53-165CF-01
    $10,999.99 $8,799.99
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  • Explore Scientific 115 mm f/5.5 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor OTA
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 115 mm f/5.5 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor w/3" Hex Focuser - FPL53-115CF-01
    $3,299.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01
    $599.99 $509.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor w/ Twilight I Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01
    $499.99 $424.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01 - Silver Grade Refurb
    $599.99 $449.99
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  • Explore Scientific 140 mm f/6.7 FPL-53 Air-Spaced ED APO Triplet Refractor OTA
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 140 mm f/6.7 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor w/3" Hex Focuser - FPL53-140CF-01
    $5,399.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3
    $299.99 $254.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific AR102 FirstLight Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1021000EXOS2GT
    $899.99 $764.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR1271200EXOS2GT
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount - FL-AR152760EXOS2GT
    $1,499.99 $1,274.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 70mm Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR70700AZ
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
    $299.99 $254.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ
    $119.99
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  • Explore Scientific 127 mm Refractor OTA
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 127 mm Achromatic Refractor OTA with Accessories - DAR127065-01
    $649.99
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  • Explore Scientific 127 mm Essential ED APO Triplet Refractor
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Refractor with Accessories - ES-ED127075-03
    $1,699.99 $1,444.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 102mm Essential Series Apochromatic Refractor - ES-ED10207-01
    $1,119.99
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  • Explore Scientific AR152 Refractor OTA
    Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 152 mm Achromatic Refractor OTA and Accessories - DAR152065-01
    $869.99
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  • Explore Scientific Explore Scientific 80 mm Essential ED Triplet Refractor OTA with Accessories - ES-ED0806-01
    $799.99 $679.99
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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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