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Celestron Travel Scope 70 mm Portable Refractor w/Tripod and Case - 21035

SKU: CEL-21035
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$89.95 $84.95
 
Tele Vue TV76 Refractor in Ivory with Case

Tele Vue 76 mm APO Refractor Telescope - Ivory - WXO-3065

SKU: TLV-WXO-3065
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 76mm (3")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,695.00
 
Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 Quadruplet Astrograph OTA

Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 Quadruplet Refractor Astrograph OTA - TQE10630

SKU: TAK-TQE10630
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 106mm (4.17")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,040.00
 
Tele Vue TV76 Refractor with Case - Green

Tele Vue TV76 APO Refractor Telescope - Green - GXO-3065

SKU: TLV-GXO-3065
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 76mm (3")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,695.00
 

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
 

Sky-Watcher Esprit 80 mm ED APO Triplet Refractor - S11400

SKU: SKY-S11400
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,649.00 $1,499.00
 

Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 mm ED APO Triplet Refractor - S11410

SKU: SKY-S11410
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 100mm (3.94")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,499.00 $2,299.00
 

Orion 80 mm ED F/6 CF Triplet APO Refractor OTA - 09534

SKU: ORI-09534
  • 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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$949.99
 
Takahashi FSQ-85ED - Collapsed Length

Takahashi FSQ-85EDX Refractor Telescope - No Flattener - TQE08510

SKU: TAK-TQE08510
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 85mm (3.35")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
$3,585.00
 

Tele Vue NP101is Nagler-Petzval APO Refractor Telescope OTA - NPI-4057

SKU: TLV-NPI-4057
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 101mm (3.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$3,995.00
 

Celestron PowerSeeker 80 AZ Telescope - 21087

SKU: CEL-21087
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$139.95 $99.00
 
Meade 80 mm Infinity Refractor Telescope

Meade Infinity 80 mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope - 209004

SKU: MEA-209004
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$149.95
 

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
 
Meade ETX 80 Observer Telescope Includes Backpack and Eyepieces

Meade ETX 80 Observer Computerized Telescope - 205002

SKU: MEA-205002
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$349.00
 
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
 
Meade ETX 80 Observer Bundle

Meade ETX 80 Observer Telescope Bundle - 205002-BUN1

SKU: MEA-205002-BUN1
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$568.89 $399.95
 
Meade 80 mm Series 6000 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope

Meade 80 mm Series 6000 f/6 ED APO Triplet Refractor - 261001

SKU: MEA-261001
  • 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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$999.00
 
Orion EON 85 mm ED-X2 Apochromatic Triplet Refractor OTA

Orion EON 85 mm ED-X2 f/6.6 APO Triplet Refractor Telescope - 10089

SKU: ORI-10089
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 85mm (3.35")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,799.99
 
Orion 80mm CT Refractor with StarShoot AutoGuider

Orion CT80 Refractor and StarShoot AutoGuider Package - 20277

SKU: ORI-20277
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$449.99
 
Orion CT80 Compact Refractor OTA

Orion 80 mm CT80 Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube - No Accessories - 9202

SKU: ORI-9202
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
$99.99
 
Orion CT80 ShortTube Refractor on EQ Mount

Orion 80 mm CT80 Compact Refractor Telescope with Equatorial Mount - 09911

SKU: ORI-09911
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$199.99
 
Tasco 60mm Refractor Telescope - Includes Microscope, too!

Tasco 60mm Refractor Telescope and 1200x Microscope Kit - 30060402CM

SKU: TAS-30060402CM
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.7
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$109.99 $44.95
 
iOptron 80 mm Astro Blue Refractor on SmartStar Cube Mount

iOptron 80 mm Refractor on SmartStar Cube Mount - Astro Blue - 8802B

SKU: IOP-8802B
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$358.00
 
SkyWatcher Evostar 72 Apochromatic Refractor OTA

Sky-Watcher Evostar 72 mm APO Refractor - S11180

SKU: SKY-S11180
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 72mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$465.00
 
Meade 80mm APO Refractor on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount

Meade 80mm Triplet APO Refractor on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount - 217008

SKU: MEA-217008
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,699.00
 

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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