Explore Scientific Telescopes

Explore Scientific Explore Scientific currently produces three types of telescopes:

Doublet achromatic refractors represent exceptional values in large aperture refractors. Unlike some competing models, these telescopes feature adjustable lens cells should the optical collimation ever need adjustment. These telescopes are best suited for deep space observing at low to medium power. Finally one can own a diffraction-limited high quality refractor for a relatively modest investment.

Those of you looking for more in a refractor may want to consider one of the ED Apochromatic Triplets from Explore Scientific. Compare these with any other APO refractor on the market and see why we think their prices are unbeatable. As a matter of fact, these APO triplets are priced similarly to a number of competing doublet refractors. Each instrument must pass a stringent interferometer test prior to leaving the factory and is subjected to star testing here in the USA.

Also, Explore Scientific produces the David Levy Comet Hunter, a Maksutov-Newtonian telescope. Maksutov-Newtonian telescopes, or Mak-Newts, combine a concave meniscus lens with a spherical primary mirror. The purpose of the meniscus lens is to eliminate the spherical aberration that would otherwise result from the use of a spherical primary mirror. The net result of the Maksutov-Netonian design is a telescope that performs much like a high quality refractor at a fraction of the cost per unit aperture. Mak-Newts are capable of producing very low-power widefield views, yet are also capable of providing very high magnification as needed for planetary observations.

  • Explore Scientific AR102 102mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope
  • Explore Scientific AR102 102mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific AR102 offers advanced features such as a dual speed focuser and is a great value in a four-inch refractor. read more...
  • Our price: $399.99

  • RRP: $499.99
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  • Explore Scientific AR127 127mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope
  • Explore Scientific AR127 127mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific AR127 is a large aperture refractor designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach. read more...
  • Our price: $599.99

  • Explore Scientific AR152 152mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope
  • Explore Scientific AR152 152mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific AR152 is a large refractor that is sure to delight by providing bright images of deep space objects. read more...
  • Our price: $799.99

  • Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Edition Telescope
  • Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Edition Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Edition is a value oriented member of the 80mm apochromatic refractor class. read more...
  • Our price: $699.99

  • RRP: $729.99
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  • Explore Scientific ED80 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope
  • Explore Scientific ED80 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific ED80 Carbon Fiber Edition is an ideal telescope for wide field observing or astro-imaging on a budget. read more...
  • Our price: $999.99

  • RRP: $1149.00
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  • Explore Scientific 80mm FCD100
  • Explore Scientific 80mm FCD100

  • This 80 mm f/6 apochromatic refractor features an air-spaced triplet optical design with premium Hoya FCD100 optics that virtually eliminates chromatic aberration. read more...
  • Our price: $999.99

  • Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Edition Telescope
  • Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Edition Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Edition is a value oriented member of the 102mm apochromatic refractor class. read more...
  • Our price: $999.99

  • RRP: $1249.99
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  • Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope
  • Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber Edition represents an excellent value in a four-inch apochromatic refractor. Weighing in at under ten pounds, this telescope can be combined with a camera and filter wheel without overtaxing an entry level mount. read more...
  • Our price: $1499.99

  • RRP: $1729.99
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  • Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100
  • Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100

  • This 102 mm f/7 apochromatic refractor features an air-spaced triplet optical design with premium Hoya FCD100 optics that virtually eliminates chromatic aberration. read more...
  • Our price: $1499.99

  • Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Edition Telescope
  • Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Edition Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Edition is a classic white refractor offering larger aperture and apochromatic performance. read more...
  • Our price: $1499.99

  • RRP: $1899.00
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  • Explore Scientific ED127 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope
  • Explore Scientific ED127 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific ED127 Carbon Fiber Edition is a large aperture apochromatic refractor that weighs just over 14 pounds. read more...
  • Our price: $1999.99

  • RRP: $2499.99
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  • Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100
  • Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100

  • This 127 mm f/7.5 apochromatic refractor features an air-spaced triplet optical design with premium Hoya FCD100 optics that virtually eliminates chromatic aberration. read more...
  • Our price: $1999.99

  • Explore Scientific 152mm Carbon Fiber Apochromatic Refractor w/Starlight 3" Focuser
  • Explore Scientific 152mm Carbon Fiber Apochromatic Refractor w/Starlight 3" Focuser

  • The Explore Scientific ED152 Carbon Fiber Edition is the absolute price leader in the six-inch apochromatic triplet market. read more...
  • Our price: $4894.99

  • RRP: $5999.00
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  • Explore Scientific 152mm f/4.8 Comet Hunter Telescope Optical Tube
  • Explore Scientific 152mm f/4.8 Comet Hunter Telescope Optical Tube

  • The Explore Scientific 152mm David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian is a unique telescope capable of producing both wide filed and high magnification images at a fraction of the cost of an apochromatic refractor. read more...
  • Our price: $799.99


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