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Explore Scientific FirstLight 80 mm Refractor Telescope with iEXOS Twilight Nano Mount and Tripod

Explore Scientific FirstLight 80 mm Refractor with iEXOS Equatorial GoTo Mount - FL-80640-IEXOS

SKU: EXS-FL-80640-IEXOS
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$499.99
Explore Scientific FirstLight AR80 White Tube Refractor Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR80 White Refractor with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR80640TN

SKU: EXS-FL-AR80640TN
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$219.99 $175.99
Explore Scientific 102 mm FirstLight Refractor

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102 White Tube Refractor w/Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN

SKU: EXS-FL-AR102600TN
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$279.99 $223.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1271200MAZ01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$699.99 $559.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01 - Silver Grade Refurb

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1271200MAZ01-SG
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.4
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$699.99 $449.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor w/ Twilight I Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1021000MAZ01

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1021000MAZ01
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$549.99 $439.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount - FL-AR1021000EQ3

SKU: EXS-FL-AR1021000EQ3
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.8
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$329.99 $263.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 70mm Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR70700AZ

SKU: EXS-FL-AR70700AZ
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$109.99 $87.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3

SKU: EXS-FL-AR80900EQ3
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/11.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$319.99 $255.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm Doublet Refractor with AZ Mount - FL-AR90500AZ

SKU: EXS-FL-AR90500AZ
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 90mm (3.54")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$129.99 $103.99

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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