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Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm f/5.8 Refractor Guidescope (OTA Only)

Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm f/5.8 Refractor Guidescope (OTA Only)

B&H # SKS11180 MFR # S11180

Key Features

  • For Autoguiding, Imaging, Observation
  • 72mm Apochromatic Doublet Lens
  • 420mm Focal Length, f/5.8 Focal Ratio
  • Extra Low-Dispersion Lens Element
$46500
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ 102mm f/6.5 AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ 102mm f/6.5 AZ Refractor Telescope

B&H # CESSEDX102R MFR # 22460

Key Features

  • Use Smartphone App for Star Navigation
  • Follow Directions to Find Great Objects
  • Advanced Precise Alignment Algorithm
  • 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Optical Tube
$39995
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ 80mm f/11 AZ Refractor Telescope

B&H # CESSELT80R MFR # 22451

Key Features

  • Use Smartphone App for Star Navigation
  • Follow Directions to Find Great Objects
  • Advanced Precise Alignment Algorithm
  • 80mm f/11 Refractor Optical Tube
$17949
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron Travel Scope 80mm f/5 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit

B&H # CETS80RTK MFR # 22030

Key Features

  • 80mm Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$11995
In Stock

Carson JC-1000 2.4"/60mm Refractor Telescope Kit

B&H # CAJC1000 MFR # JC-1000

Key Features

  • 800mm f/13.3 Achromatic Refractor
  • Manual Altazimuth Mount
$7548
In Stock

Celestron AstroMaster LT 70AZ Telescope

B&H # CEAMLT70AZ MFR # 21074

Key Features

  • Achromatic Refractor
  • 70mm Aperture
  • 700mm f/10
  • Steel Leg Tripod
$12995
In Stock
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Celestron PowerSeeker 80AZ 80mm f/5 AZ Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEP80AZS MFR # 21087

Key Features

  • 80mm Aperture
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser and 20mm Eyepiece
$13979
In Stock

Celestron AstroMaster 102AZ 102mm f/6.5 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEAM102AZ MFR # 22065

Key Features

  • 102mm Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 660mm Focal Length, f/6.5 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Coated Optics
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
$30995
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
More on the Way
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Celestron Travel Scope DX 70mm f/6 AZ Refractor Telescope

B&H # CETSDX70RTK MFR # 22035

Key Features

  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter
$10579
In Stock

Barska 15-45x50 Anchormaster Spyscope Telescope

B&H # BA1545X50AMT MFR # AA10616

Key Features

  • Polished Brass Refractor
  • Mahogany Floor Tripod
  • Brass Arc Mount
  • Brass Tripod Fittings
$42699
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
More on the Way
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 102 AZ-GTe 102mm f/5 Refractor GoTo AZ Telescope

B&H # SKAZGTE102T MFR # S21160

Key Features

  • 102mm Refractor Optical Tube
  • 500mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • Motorized Computer-Controlled AZ Mount
$49500
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron NexStar 102SLT 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEN102SLT MFR # 22096

Key Features

  • 102mm Refractor-Style OTA
  • 660mm Focal Length, f/6.5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 9mm and 25mm Eyepieces
$52995
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron Travel Scope 70mm f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit

B&H # CETS70 MFR # 21035

Key Features

  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5.7 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$9995
In Stock

Meade StarPro 70mm f/10 Achro AZ Refractor Telescope

B&H # MESPAZ70RT MFR # 234001

Key Features

  • 70mm Achromatic Refractor OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Single-Arm Alt-Az Fork Mount
$14900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron AstroMaster 90AZ 90mm f/11.1 Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEAM90AZ MFR # 21063

Key Features

  • 90mm Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/11.1 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 10mm and 20mm Eyepieces
$25995
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron Inspire 100AZ 100mm f/6.6 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEI100AZREF MFR # 22403

Key Features

  • 100mm Refractor OTA
  • 660mm Focal Length, f/6.6 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$28949
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
Back-Ordered
Expected availability: Sep 06, 2021

Celestron Omni XLT 102 102mm f/9.8 Refractor EQ Telescope

B&H # CEOXLT102K MFR # 21088

Key Features

  • 120mm Achromatic Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/9.8 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Multicoated Optics
  • 1.25" 90° Diagonal and 40x Eyepiece
$54995
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
Back-Ordered
Expected availability: Sep 30, 2021

Celestron Omni XLT 120mm f/8.3 EQ Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEOXLT120K MFR # 21090

Key Features

  • 120mm Achromatic Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/8.3 Focal Ratio
  • StarBright XLT Multicoated Optics
  • 2" Focuser with 1.25" Reducer Adapter
$62999
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
Back-Ordered
Expected availability: Oct 01, 2021

Celestron Ambassador 80AZ 80mm f/10 Refractor Brass Telescope

B&H # CEA80AZ MFR # 21034

Key Features

  • Vintage Sea-Faring Styling
  • Polished Brass Scope and Accessories
  • 32x Eyepiece with Rack-and-Pinion Focus
  • 45° Erecting Prism for Land Use
$99995
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron AstroMaster 80AZS 80mm f/5 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEAM80AZ MFR # 21082

Key Features

  • 80mm Refractor Optical Tube Assembly
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$19995
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Essential Apochromatic ED Triplet Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

B&H # EXESED102070 MFR # ES-ED10207-01

Key Features

  • 102mm Aperture
  • 714mm Focal Length, f/7 Focal Ratio
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Proprietary EMD Enhanced Multicoatings
$1,19999
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Celestron PowerSeeker 50 50mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEP50 MFR # 21039

Key Features

  • 50mm Aperture
  • 600mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • 0.96" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
$5495
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Explore Scientific 50mm Refractor Galileoscope STEM Telescope Kit

B&H # EXGSCOPE MFR # GSCOPE

Key Features

  • STEM Project and Working Telescope
  • Modern Take on Galileo's Original Design
  • View the Moon and Planets with Ease
  • 50mm Refractor Telescope
$6999
In Stock

iOptron 80mm f/5 Achro Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

B&H # IO8710 MFR # 8710

Key Features

  • 80mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$12900
In Stock

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f/13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEAM70AZ MFR # 21061

Key Features

  • 70mm Refractor OTA
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/13 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$14698
In Stock

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f/13 Alt-Az Refractor Digiscoping Telescope Kit

B&H # CEAM70AZSPAK

Key Features

  • 70mm Refractor OTA
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/13 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
$14995
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Explore Scientific FirstLight 90mm f/5.6 Achro Refractor Alt-Az Telescope

B&H # EXFLAR90RT MFR # FL-AR90500AZ

Key Features

  • 90mm Achromatic Refractor
  • 500mm Focal Length, f/5.6 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$15999
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ 90mm f/11 Refractor Telescope

B&H # CEAM90EQ MFR # 21064

Key Features

  • 90mm Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/11 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 10mm and 20mm Eyepieces
$28995
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

B&H # EXFLAR102EQ3 MFR # FL-AR1021000EQ3

Key Features

  • 102mm Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/9.8 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 40mm Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
$37999
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
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Barska 28x60 Brass Refractor Telescope

B&H # BA28AM MFR # AE10822

Key Features

  • Focal Length 700mm
  • Aperture 60mm
  • Polished Brass Refractor
  • Brass Finderscope
$73900
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

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Choosing the Best Refractor Telescope

A refractor telescope has a glass lens at the front that bends light as it passes through. The best refractor telescopes use a long-range focal length to minimize the chance of chromatic aberration. Achromatic telescopes are more prone to discoloration than apochromatic telescopes because the red and blue wavelengths are not in line with the green ones.


Difference Between Apochromatic and Achromatic Telescopes

Achromatic refractors bend light at slightly different angles as it passes through a glass lens. Color wavelengths in achromatic telescopes don’t all align due to the angles, which creates an opportunity for discoloration (chromatic aberration). The green wavelengths extend past the red and blue ones and focus on a different area at the back of the telescope. Achromatic telescopes are more suitable for star gazing as less light is present, so there’s a limited chance of discoloration taking place. Lenses created with three to four glass elements are apochromatic, and an apochromatic refractor produces high-resolution images with minimal chance of discoloration. Using solar telescopes with apochromatic lenses produces detailed views of the sun, and attachments like webcams for computerized telescopes provide high-resolution results for safe viewing.


Refractor and Reflector Telescopes

Some Vivitar refractor telescopes come with options for terrestrial and astrological viewing, microscope kits, and sun shields. With catadioptric (Cassegrain) telescopes, you can view true-to-life images day or night. Catadioptric telescopes come in two main types, Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov. Most Celestron refractor telescopes come in both Catadioptic types, in 90mm options to give you a superior viewing experience. Maksutov telescopes are easier to set up and transport because they are lightweight, making them popular with hikers and campers. Telescopes that use reflector (Newtonian) lenses are an optimal choice if you enjoy star gazing or watching meteor showers. While reflector telescopes are bulkier than refractor telescopes, they provide you with a similar viewing experience in the right conditions.


Choosing Accessories for Your Telescope

Purchase additional telescope eyepieces to increase your telescope’s magnification ability, and choose from low or medium power eyepieces. Select an eyepiece with exit pupils no larger than 6mm for optimum results. Eyepieces are one of the most important parts of a telescope; using high-quality eyepieces will increase your telescope’s range and capability. Use adapters and remotes, get additional tubes and lenses, or pick mounting accessories to enhance your viewing experience. When it comes time to store your telescope, use a durable hard case to protect glass lenses and tubes from damage.


B&H Photo and Video carries Vivitar, Celestron, and Bushnell refractor telescopes for superior viewing with a low risk of color distortion. Browse through kits made to view specific planets, and find adjustable tripods and carrying bags to build the ultimate telescope system.

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