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Explore Scientific AR102 Air Spaced Doublet Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 102 mm Air Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope OTA - DAR102065-01

SKU: EXS-DAR102065-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$549.99
 

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
 

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
 

Celestron Omni XLT 120 Refractor Equatorial Telescope - 21090

SKU: CEL-21090
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 120mm (4.72")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$659.95 $559.95
 

Celestron NexStar 102 SLT Computerized Telescope - 22096

SKU: CEL-22096
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$499.95 $399.95
 
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
 
Tele Vue TV85 Refractor in Ivory with Case

Tele Vue 85 mm APO Refractor Telescope - Ivory - WXO-3372

SKU: TLV-WXO-3372
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 85mm (3.35")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,125.00
 
Takahashi TOA-150 Refractor OTA

Takahashi TOA-150B - 6" f/7.3 Double ED APO Triplet Refractor with 4" Focuser - TOK15110

SKU: TAK-TOK15110
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$12,970.00
 
Takahashi TSA-120 APO Triplet Refractor OTA

Takahashi TSA-120 - 120 mm f/7.5 APO Triplet Refractor Telescope - TTK12010

SKU: TAK-TTK12010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 120mm (4.72")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$4,430.00
 
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
 
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
 
Tele Vue TV85 Refractor in Green with Case

Tele Vue TV85 APO Refractor Telescope - Green - GXO-3372

SKU: TLV-GXO-3372
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 85mm (3.35")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,125.00
 
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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Orion 80 mm ED APO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly - 09895

SKU: ORI-09895
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$449.99
 

Celestron Advanced VX Series 6" Refractor Go To Telescope - 22020

SKU: CEL-22020
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,439.00 $1,299.00
 
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
 

Explore Scientific 102mm Essential Series Apochromatic Refractor - ES-ED10207-01

SKU: EXS-ES-ED10207-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,199.99
 

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 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
 

Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 mm ED APO Triplet Refractor - S11430

SKU: SKY-S11430
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,399.00 $5,999.00
 
Explore Scientific AR152 Refractor OTA

Explore Scientific 152 mm Achromatic Refractor OTA and Accessories - DAR152065-01

SKU: EXS-DAR152065-01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$949.99
 

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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