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Takahashi TOA-130NS Refractor

Takahashi TOA-130NS - 130mm f/7.7 Ortho-APO Refractor with 2.7"; Focuser - TOK13010

SKU: TAK-TOK13010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 130mm (5.12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,300.00
 
Takahashi TOA-130NFB Refractor OTA

Takahashi TOA-130NFB - 130mm f/7.7 Ortho APO Refractor with 4" Rack & Pinion Focuser - TOK13310

SKU: TAK-TOK13310
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 130mm (5.12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,990.00
 
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
 

Meade 130 mm ED APO Refractor Telescope on LX850 Equatorial Mount with Starlock - 0130-85-01

SKU: MEA-0130-85-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 130mm (5.12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$9,299.00
 

Tele Vue NP127is Nagler-Petzval APO Refractor Telescope OTA - NPI-5054

SKU: TLV-NPI-5054
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.2
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,995.00
 
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
 

Orion EON 130 mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope - 09565

SKU: ORI-09565
  • 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
 

Tele Vue NP127fli - 5" f/5.3 Imaging Refractor for FLI Proline Camera, Atlas Focuser & Centerline FW - NPF-5055

SKU: TLV-NPF-5055
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,995.00
 

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 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
 
Meade 130 mm f/7 Series 6000 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope

Meade 130 mm f/7 Series 6000 ED APO Triplet Refractor - 261003

SKU: MEA-261003
  • 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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$2,899.00
 
Stellarvue 130 mm f/7 APO Triplet Visual Refractor Telescope System

Stellarvue SVA130T Visual Refractor Telescope System - SVA130T-25SV-VS

SKU: STV-SVA130T-25SV-VS
  • 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
$4,430.00
 
Meade R5 LX85 Equatorial Refractor - Front Right View

Meade 5" (4.72") Refractor on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount - 217001

SKU: MEA-217001
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 120mm (4.72")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,199.00
 

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 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 140 mm f/6.7 FPL-53 Air-Spaced ED APO Triplet Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 140 mm f/6.7 FPL-53 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor w/3" Hex Focuser - FPL53-140CF-01

SKU: EXS-FPL53-140CF-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 140mm (5.51")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$5,999.99
 

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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$599.99 $449.99
 

Stellarvue Premier 130 mm f/7 Hand-Figured APO Triplet with Stellarvue Focuser - SVX130T-35SV

SKU: STV-SVX130T-35SV
  • 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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$4,995.00
 
Stellarvue Premier 130 mm f/5 Hand-Figured Sextuplet Astrograph

Stellarvue Premier 130 mm f/5 Hand-Figured Sextuplet Astrograph - SVSX130

SKU: STV-SVSX130
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 130mm (5.12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,995.00
 

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
 

Stellarvue Premier 130 mm f/7 Hand-Figured APO Triplet with 3.5" FeatherTouch Focuser - SVX130T-35FT

SKU: STV-SVX130T-35FT
  • 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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$5,495.00
 

Stellarvue Premier 130 mm f/7 Hand-Figured APO Triplet with 3.5" Moonlite NiteCrawler Focuser - SVX130T-WR35

SKU: STV-SVX130T-WR35
  • 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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$7,699.00
 
Explore Scientific 127 mm Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 127 mm Achromatic Refractor OTA with Accessories - DAR127065-01 - Used

SKU: UEQ-11353-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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$649.99 $549.00
 

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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