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Refractors

A refractor is a classic telescope design that uses a collection of lenses to gather and focus light. Explore Scientific’s broad selection of refracting telescopes includes apochromatic refractors ranging in aperture from 80mm to 165mm, achromatic telescopes perfect for astronomy outreach and beginner refractors from brands like National Geographic and Discovery that are great for backyard astronomy.

  • Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope
    Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope
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    Original price $ 115.95 - Original price $ 115.95
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    Bresser Arcturus 60/700 AZ Carbon Fiber Telescope

    Bresser

    Features Beginner’s set with all necessary accessories to start observing immediately Includes: telescope, alt-azimuth mount, LED viewfinder, Bar...

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    Original price $ 115.95 - Original price $ 115.95
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  • Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope
    Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope
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    Original price $ 99.99 - Original price $ 99.99
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    Explore One Gemini 70mm Refractor Telescope

    Explore One

    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the b...

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  • Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo - 44-11050
    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo - 44-11050
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    Original price $ 79.99 - Original price $ 79.99
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    Discovery 3-in-1 Viewer Microscope Telescope Combo - 44-11050

    Discovery

    Features This 3-in-1 viewer assembles easily, and can be quickly changed from a telescope to function as a slide viewer or microscope. With the 5...

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    Original price $ 79.99 - Original price $ 79.99
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  • Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope - 44-10160
    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope - 44-10160
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    Original price $ 104.95 - Original price $ 104.95
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    Discovery 60mm Refractor Telescope - 44-10160

    Discovery

    Features With the 60mm aperture, you can observe hundreds of craters and mountain ridges on the lunar surface, planetary features like Jupiter’s ...

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    Original price $ 104.95 - Original price $ 104.95
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  • Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo
    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo
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    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope CF Combo

    Explore Scientific

    ED102-FCD100 The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber, has the advantages for astrophotographers an...

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  • Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - FL-AR152760
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    Explore FirstLight 152mm Doublet Refractor Telescope - FL-AR152760

    Explore Scientific

    Description Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, this versatile FirstLigh...

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  • ED115 FPL53 115mm f/5.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
    ED115 FPL53 115mm f/5.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser
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    Original price $ 3,499.99 - Original price $ 3,499.99
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    ED115 FPL53 115mm f/5.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser

    Explore Scientific

    Description Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep s...

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  • Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope
    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope
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    Original price $ 152.95 - Original price $ 152.95
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    Bresser Classic 60/900 EQ Telescope

    Bresser

    Features Good stability due to robust and lightweight aluminum tripod RA and DEC-tracking over flexible shafts Smartphone camera adapter included...

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  • Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Telescope Kit Package Deal!
    Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Telescope Kit Package Deal!
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    Bresser Comet Edition 102mm Refractor Telescope Kit Package Deal!

    Bresser

    NOTE: This item is available exclusively through Adorama. Description However you define the perfect viewing conditions, you have to be quick to r...

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  • Bresser AR-102/600 102mm EQ-3 AT-3 Refractor Telescope
    Bresser AR-102/600 102mm EQ-3 AT-3 Refractor Telescope
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    Bresser AR-102/600 102mm EQ-3 AT-3 Refractor Telescope

    Bresser

    Features High-quality refractor telescope for beginner and hobby astronomers. The telescope is perfect for observing star fields, vast nebulae, b...

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  • Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3
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    Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3

    Explore Scientific

    Features 80mm aperture will reveal impressive lunar details ranging from craters to rilles; planetary features like Saturn’s ring structure or Ju...

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  • Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System
    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System
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    Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System

    Explore Scientific

    Features Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope 102mm aperture is ideal for getting excellent views of deep-sky favorites. Doublet...

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    National Geographic SKY VIEW 70 - 70mm Refractor Telescope with Panhandle Mount - 80-00370

    National Geographic

    Features Ample 70mm aperture will reveal lots of lunar details, planetary features like Jupiter’s cloud belts or Saturn’s rings and some of the b...

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  • Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-02
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    Auction for Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - ES-ED0806-02

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    Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo organization Description The ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refrac...

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