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Stellarvue SVX140T Hand-Figured Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA

Stellarvue Premier 140 mm f/6.7 Hand-Figured APO Triplet Refractor with 3.5" SV Focuser - SVX140T-35SV

SKU: STV-SVX140T-35SV
  • 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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$6,495.00
Stellarvue SVX140T Hand-Figured Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA

Stellarvue Premier 140 mm f/6.7 Hand-Figured APO Triplet Refractor with 3.5" Feather Touch Focuser - SVX140T-35FT

SKU: STV-SVX140T-35FT
  • 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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$7,495.00
Apertura 60EDR and 2" Field Flattener Kit

Apertura 60mm FPL-53 Doublet Refractor & 2" Field Flattener - 60EDR-KIT

SKU: APT-60EDR-KIT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Flattener Compatibility: Apertura 60/72
  • Flattener Camera Side: M48
  • Flattener Telescope Side: M54 with 2" Filter Threads
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$499.95
Stellarvue SVX140T Hand-Figured Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA

Stellarvue Premier 140 mm f/6.7 Hand-Figured APO Triplet Refractor with 3.5" Moonlight Night Crawler Focuser - SVX140T-WR35

SKU: STV-SVX140T-WR35
  • 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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$9,699.00

Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor with Hexagonal 3" Focuser & 3" Diagonal - TED15208CF-HEXDD3

SKU: EXS-TED15208CF-HEXDD3
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$5,499.99 $3,795.00

Takahashi TSA 120 mm APO Triplet Refractor OTA w/ 3" FeatherTouch Focuser - TTK12010-FT

SKU: TAK-TTK12010-FT
  • 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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$4,850.00

Meade StarNavigator NG 102 Refractor - 218002 - Used

SKU: UEQ-12355-MEA-218002
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$499.00 $409.00
William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Bahtinov Mask Cover - Red

William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Saddle Handle Bar - Red - A-Z103IIRD

SKU: WYO-A-Z103II-RD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 103mm (4.06")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,298.00
William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Bahtinov Mask Cover

William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Saddle Handle Bar- Blue - A-Z103IIBU

SKU: WYO-A-Z103II-BU
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 103mm (4.06")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,298.00
William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Bahtinov Mask Cover - Gold

William Optics Zenithstar 103 Imaging APO Refractor with Saddle Handle Bar - Gold - A-Z103IIGD

SKU: WYO-A-Z103II-GD
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 103mm (4.06")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,298.00
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
Takahashi FC-100DF Fluorite APO Doublet Refractor Telescope OTA

Takahashi 100 mm Fluorite APO Refractor Telescope OTA - TFK10110

SKU: TAK-TFK10110
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 100mm (3.94")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$2,440.00
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor - promo

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope - 22451

SKU: CEL-22451
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/11
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - User Smartphone with App Assist
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$179.95

William Optics FLT 156 Refractor w/ FeatherTouch - Blue - A-F156BU-FT

SKU: WYO-A-F156BU-FT
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 156mm (6.14")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$6,480.00

William Optics FLT 156 Refractor w/ 3.7" Rack & Pinion - Blue - A-F156BU-RP37

SKU: WYO-A-F156BU-RP37
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 156mm (6.14")
  • Focal Ratio: f/7.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$5,980.00

William Optics Zenithstar 81 APO Refractor Package with 0.8x Reducer & Flattener - Gold - A-Z81GD-AP

SKU: WYO-A-Z81GD-AP
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 81mm (3.19")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$918.00
iOptron Versa 108 Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount Pro

iOptron 108 mm Versa ED APO Refractor Telescope with AZ Mount Pro - 14010

SKU: IOP-14010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 108mm (4.25")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized - GoTo
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$2,448.00
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

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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