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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
William Optics Guide Star 61 Apochromatic Refractor OTA in Blue

William Optics Guide Star 61 APO Refractor Telescope - Blue - M-GS61-BU

SKU: WYO-M-GS61-BU
  • 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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$398.00
William Optics Guide Star 61 Apochromatic Refractor OTA in Red

William Optics Guide Star 61 APO Refractor Telescope - Red - M-GS61-RD

SKU: WYO-M-GS61-RD
  • 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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$398.00
William Optics Guide Star 61 Apochromatic Refractor OTA in Gold

William Optics Guide Star 61 APO Refractor Telescope - Gold - M-GS61-GD

SKU: WYO-M-GS61-GD
  • 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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$398.00
Sky-Watcher 80 mm StarTravel Refractor with AZ-GTe Mount and Tripod

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 80 AZ-GTe Refractor Telescope - S21150

SKU: SKY-S21150
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$395.00
Sky-Watcher 102 mm StarTravel Refractor with AZ-GTe Mount and Tripod

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 102 AZ-GTe Refractor Telescope - S21160

SKU: SKY-S21160
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$460.00

William Optics Gran Turismo 81 Triplet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail - Gold - A-F81GTIIIGD

SKU: WYO-A-F81GTIII-GD
  • 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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$1,398.00

William Optics Gran Turismo 81 Triplet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail - Red - A-F81GTIIIRD

SKU: WYO-A-F81GTIII-RD
  • 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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$1,398.00

William Optics 73mm f/5.9 ZenithStar FPL53 Doublet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail Plate - Gold - A-Z73IIGD

SKU: WYO-A-Z73II-GD
  • 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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$648.00

William Optics 73mm f/5.9 ZenithStar FPL53 Doublet APO Refractor w/ Dual Dovetail Plate - Red - A-Z73IIRD

SKU: WYO-A-Z73II-RD
  • 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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$648.00

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

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

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

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
Takahashi CCA-250 Astrograph on Optional Mount

Takahashi CCA 250 mm Tri-Focal Astrograph Telescope OTA - TCK25010

SKU: TAK-TCK25010
  • Optical Design: Modified Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 250mm (9.84")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
$15,000.00
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

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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$1,699.00

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
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 $299.00
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
Meade 102 mm Infinity Refractor Telescope

Meade Infinity 102 mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope - 209006

SKU: MEA-209006
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$229.95 $199.95

Orion AstroView 120ST Equatorial Refractor Telescope - 09005

SKU: ORI-09005
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 120mm (4.72")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$599.99
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
  • Extra Included Accessories: Celestron Filter & Eyepiece Kit, 7AH Power Tank, and Meade DC Power Cable
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$568.89 $399.95

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
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

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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