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Celestron Travel Scope 50 Portable Refractor w/ Tripod and Case - 21038

SKU: CEL-21038
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 50mm (1.97")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.2
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$59.95 $47.96
 
Tele Vue TV60 Refractor Telescope

Tele Vue TV-60 Optical Tube Assembly - TVO-2460

SKU: TLV-TVO-2460
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$825.00
 

Celestron Ambassador 50mm Brass Table Top Telescope - 22302

SKU: CEL-22302
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 50mm (1.97")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$244.95 $195.96
 

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
 
Meade 70 mm f/5 Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor Telescope OTA

Meade 70 mm Series 6000 Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor - 261000

SKU: MEA-261000
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,199.00
 
Meade 70mm Triplet APO Astrograph on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount

Meade 70mm Quadruplet APO Astrograph on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount - 217010

SKU: MEA-217010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,899.00
 
Zhumell Z50 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN003-1 - Full OTA

Zhumell Z50 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN003-1

SKU: ZHU-ZHUN003-1
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 50mm (1.97")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.2
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$64.99
 
Zhumell Z60 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN004-1 - OTA View Side

Zhumell Z60 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN004-1

SKU: ZHU-ZHUN004-1
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$74.99
 
Vixen Nature Eye Children's Telescope

Vixen Nature Eye 50mm Children's Telescope - 11482

SKU: VIX-11482
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 50mm (1.97")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.2
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$49.95
 
Takahashi FS-60CB Fluorite Doublet Refractor OTA

Takahashi FS-60CB Fluorite Doublet APO Refractor OTA - TSK06010

SKU: TAK-TSK06010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$860.00
 
Apertura 60 EDR APO Refractor - Angled Left with Dew Shield Retracted

Apertura 60mm FPL-53 Doublet APO Refractor - 60EDR

SKU: APT-60EDR
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$399.95
 

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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