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Celestron FirstScope 76 mm f/3.95 Dobsonian Reflecting Telescope - 21024

SKU: CEL-21024
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 76mm (3")
  • Focal Ratio: f/3.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$54.95

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
$52.95
Tele Vue TV60 Refractor Telescope

Tele Vue TV-60 Refractor Telescope - 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
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
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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$519.95

William Optics ZenithStar 61mm APO Refractor with Cat Handle Bar - Gold - A-Z61IIGD

SKU: WYO-A-Z61IIGD
  • 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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$538.00

William Optics ZenithStar 61mm APO Refractor with Cat Handle Bar - Red - A-Z61IIRD

SKU: WYO-A-Z61IIRD
  • 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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$538.00

William Optics ZenithStar 61mm APO Refractor with Cat Handle Bar - Space Gray - A-Z61IITG

SKU: WYO-A-Z61IITG
  • 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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$538.00

Celestron Ambassador 50mm Brass Table Top Telescope - 22302

SKU: CEL-22302
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 50mm (1.97")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$195.96
Meade 70 mm f/5 Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor Telescope OTA

Meade 70 mm Series 6000 Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor - 261000

SKU: MEA-261000
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,199.00

Celestron FirstScope Moon Signature Series 76mm Dobsonian Telescope - 22016

SKU: CEL-22016
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 76mm (3")
  • Focal Ratio: f/3.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$49.95
Zhumell Z50 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN003-1 - Full OTA

Zhumell Z50 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN003-1

SKU: ZHU-ZHUN003-1
  • 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
$64.99
Zhumell Z60 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN004-1 - OTA View Side

Zhumell Z60 Refractor Telescope - ZHUN004-1

SKU: ZHU-ZHUN004-1
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
$74.99
Meade 70mm Triplet APO Astrograph on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount

Meade 70mm Quadruplet APO Astrograph on LX85 GoTo Equatorial Mount - 217010

SKU: MEA-217010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 70mm (2.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,899.00

Apertura 60mm FPL-53 Doublet APO Refractor - 60EDR

SKU: APT-60EDR
  • 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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$419.95
Takahashi FS-60CB Fluorite Doublet Refractor OTA

Takahashi FS-60CB Fluorite Doublet APO Refractor OTA - TSK06010

SKU: TAK-TSK06010
  • Optical Design: Refractor
  • Telescope Aperture: 60mm (2.36")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$860.00

Celestron 76mm Cometron FirstScope - 76 mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope on Tabletop Alt-Az Mount - 21023

SKU: CEL-21023
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Telescope Aperture: 76mm (3")
  • Focal Ratio: f/3.9
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$56.95

What is the Best Telescope to Buy?


There are several characteristics you’ll want to pay attention to when buying a telescope, including:


Focal Length

  • This helps determine a telescope’s focal ratio and field of view which impact how far you will be able to see.

Aperture

  • The aperture determines the quality and amount of light your telescope or optical tube assembly (OTA) will capture.

Telescope style

  • Reflecting telescopes are reliable and versatile with their use of mirrors to capture light.
  • Refracting telescopes use lenses and come in popular styles such as achromatic and apochromatic.
  • Catadioptric telescopes combine lenses and mirrors into one cohesive optical tube assembly.

These factors make each telescope unique, providing a different viewing experience.


Telescopes for Sale Online at High Point Scientific

High Point Scientific offers an unparalleled selection of telescopes for sale ranging from small Newtonians, collapsible Truss-Tube Dobsonians, modern astrographs, high-powered computerized GoTo GPS telescopes and everything in between. We carry the most popular brands, such as Celestron, Explore Scientific, Meade, Orion, and many more to give you the best selection for your budget. Each telescope or OTA presented on our site has been personally selected by an experienced member of our team to ensure that each of our customers ends up with a high-quality product at a great price when purchasing telescopes online. In addition, we have outfitted every telescope we sell with unlimited tech support for life! No matter how you look at it, we have you covered and we want you to appreciate the hobby of amateur astronomy as much as we do!


We have a wide variety of telescopes for sale so we are confident you will find what you are looking for. Our reflecting telescopes include Newtonians, Dobsonians, and Ritchey-Chretiens. We also have both achromatic and apochromatic refracting telescopes. Our most popular catadioptric OTAs are Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes. Don’t forget about our wide selection of astrographs, perfect for avid astrophotographers, and computerized telescopes to help you find celestial objects with ease.


Figuring out the best telescope to buy can be daunting. We at High Point are here to help you make the right selection based on your aspirations and budget. Need help getting started? Check out our telescope bundles including vital accessories such as eyepieces, tripods, barlows, filters, cleaning tools, and much more.


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