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William Optics WhiteCat 51 APO f/4.9 Refracting Telescope - Limited Edition - L-RC51W

SKU: WYO-L-RC51W
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 51mm (2")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$698.00
 
William Optics GT71 f/5.9 20th Anniversary Gold Triplet Refractor

William Optics GT71 f/5.9 Gold Triplet APO Refractor - 20th Anniversary Edition - A-F71GT-VP20A

SKU: WYO-A-F71GT-VP20A
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 71mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$958.00
 

William Optics Star71 Four Element f/4.9 Imaging Refractor w/2.5" Focuser - A-WO71-II

SKU: WYO-A-WO71-II
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 71mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,198.00
 
William Optics 71 mm f/4.9 Star Imaging Refractor - Blue Edition with Soft Case

William Optics Star71 Four Element f/4.9 Imaging Refractor w/2.5" Focuser - Limited Blue Edition - A-WO71-IIBU

SKU: WYO-A-WO71-IIBU
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 71mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,198.00
 

William Optics Zenithstar 61 mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - Blue Edition - A-Z61BU

SKU: WYO-A-Z61BU
  • 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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$478.00
 

William Optics ZenithStar 61 mm f/5.9 APO Doublet Refractor Telescope - Red Edition - A-Z61RD

SKU: WYO-A-Z61RD
  • 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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$478.00
 

William Optics ZenithStar 61 mm f/5.9 APO Doublet Refractor Telescope - Gold Edition - A-Z61GD

SKU: WYO-A-Z61GD
  • 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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$478.00
 

William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Bahtinov Mask Cover - A-Z103

SKU: WYO-A-Z103
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 103mm (4.06")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,198.00
 

William Optics Gran Turismo 102 Triplet Refractor w/ Bahtinov Mask Cover - Gold - A-F102GTS-RP33

SKU: WYO-A-F102GTS-RP33
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,998.00
 
William Optics Gran Turismo 153 Triplet APO Refractor

William Optics Gran Turismo 153 Triplet APO Refractor - A-F153GT-FT

SKU: WYO-A-F153GT-FT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 153mm (6.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$5,998.00
 

William Optics ZenithStar 81 APO Doublet Refractor - A-Z81

SKU: WYO-A-Z81
  • 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 GT71 f/5.9 FPL-53 Triplet Refractor with Cover

William Optics GT71 f/5.9 FPL-53 Triplet Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail Plate - A-F71GTII

SKU: WYO-A-F71GTII
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 71mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$828.00
 

William Optics 73mm f/5.9 ZenithStar FPL53 Doublet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail Plate - A-Z73II

SKU: WYO-A-Z73II
  • 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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$618.00
 

William Optics GT71 f/5.9 FPL-53 Triplet APO Refractor w/Flat6AIII Field Flattener & Dual Side Dovetail - A-F71GTII-AP

SKU: WYO-A-F71GTII-AP
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 71mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$938.00
 

William Optics Gran Turismo 81 Triplet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail - A-F81GTIII

SKU: WYO-A-F81GTIII
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 81mm (3.19")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,198.00
 

William Optics ZenithStar 126 APO Refractor w/ 3.3" Focuser & Slide Base Handle - A-Z126II-RP33

SKU: WYO-A-Z126II-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
 

William Optics Fluorostar 132 Refractor w/ 3.3" Rack & Pinion Focuser & 3" Rotolock - A-F132II-RP33R

SKU: WYO-A-F132II-RP33R
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 132mm (5.20")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$3,698.00
 

William Optics 132 mm FLT f/7 APO Triplet Refractor w/ FT Focuser, Roto Lock, & Slide Base Handle - A-F132II-FTR

SKU: WYO-A-F132II-FTR
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 132mm (5.20")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$4,598.00
 
RedCat 51 APO f/4.9 Refracting Telescope with Cap

William Optics RedCat 51 APO f/4.9 Refracting Telescope - L-RC51Ix

SKU: WYO-L-RC51IX
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 51mm (2")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$728.00
 
William Optics SpaceCat APO f/4.9 Refracting Telescope With Cap

William Optics SpaceCat APO f/4.9 Refracting Telescope - Limited Edition - L-RC51TG

SKU: WYO-L-RC51TG
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 51mm (2")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$728.00
 

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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