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Refractors

A refracting telescope is a type of optical telescope that uses a lens as its objective. In our online store you can find a wide range of refractors with two, three or four lenses. The main advantages of this type of telescope are a wide field of view, minimal light scattering, and easy optics cleaning. Refractors are best suited for urban observations since they successfully cope with urban flare.

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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope is a compact and lightweight refractor with an alt-azimuth mount. This telescope is portable: you can take it with you for observations in the countryside. It comes with a backpack wh...More
104,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ MT2 Microscope & Telescope Kit

Designed for children over 6 years old

A wealth of interesting discoveries awaits your kid with Levenhuk LabZZ MT2 Microscope & Telescope Kit! The kit includes a biological microscope with an experiment set and a refracting telescope. These instruments featur...More
44,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 50T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 50mm. Focal length: 600mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 50T Telescope is a "junior" model in Levenhuk Skyline BASE product line designed for beginner astronomers. This refractor is ideal for the first astronomy observations: it features easy assembly, m...More
49,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ T3 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 700 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T3 is a children’s telescope with up to 175x magnification. Amazing wonders become immediately available right after unpacking: Solar System planets and their large satellites, bright constellations and hu...More
69,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 60T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 60T Telescope is a refractor for kids and beginner astronomy amateurs. The kit includes accessories that allow for detailed studying the Moon and terrestrial objects. You can observe the planets of...More
84,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ MTB3 Microscope & Telescope & Binoculars Kit
Levenhuk LabZZ MTВ3 Kit is an ideal gift for an inquisitive child. The kit includes three optical instruments – microscope, telescope and binoculars. All three are designed to meet the needs of young observers, while the...More
54,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 80 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 80 Telescope is a small high-aperture refractor with coated optics. It is great for near space and terrestrial observations. It is a great choice for a beginner astronomer and will be excellent fo...More
149,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 600 mm.

It’s so easy to take your first steps in astronomy with Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope! This telescope is a perfect choice for a beginning amateur astronomer or a child interested in exploring the Cosmos. The maximum magnif...More
39,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope is a compact refractor for long walks and traveling. It features a 40 cm long optical tube and a 70 mm aperture. The kit includes a convenient branded backpack large enough for a ...More
119,95 €
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Meade Infinity 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 700 mm

The Meade Infinity 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope is a quality entry-level refractor designed for observations of the Moon and other Solar system objects. Its 70mm objective lens creates a bright and sharp image. This model...More
119,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 500 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope gives the youngest astronomers an opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos. The telescope is very easy to handle, so children can observe starry skies on their own. With Levenhuk Lab...More
29,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 70T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 70mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 70T is an ideal first telescope that will not disappoint a beginner astronomer. The kit includes optical accessories that help to show this refractor's capabilities to the full extent. You do not n...More
129,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 80T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 80mm. Focal length: 500mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 80T Telescope provides a possibility to explore the outer space in all its diversity. Through this refractor, you can observe lunar craters with a diameter larger than 5km, Jupiter, Saturn and its m...More
169,95 €
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Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

The Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope is a high-quality refractor for entry-level users. This model is perfect for observations of lunar surface and Solar system planets. The telescope is easy to handle, which ma...More
159,95 €
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Meade Infinity 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 800 mm

The Meade Infinity 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope is a lightweight and compact refractor ideal for your first acquaintance with the space. High-quality optics ensure bright and clear images. 60mm objective lens allows you t...More
99,95 €
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Meade StarPro AZ 80mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

Meade StarPro AZ Refractor Telescope is an ideal optical instrument for a beginner. This series includes models with different aperture sizes. The rich kit contains everything to start observing right out of the box. Thi...More
229,95 €
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Meade StarPro AZ 90mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 600 mm

Meade StarPro AZ Refractor Telescope is an ideal optical instrument for a beginner. This series includes models with different aperture sizes. The rich kit contains everything to start observing right out of the box. Thi...More
249,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 60T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 60T Telescope is a classic refractor that will entice the explorers of outer space. It comes with an equatorial mount and an extended set of optical accessories – even a demanding user will appreci...More
134,95 €
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Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope

Achromatic refractor with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX80 Observer continues that legacy. More
399,95 €
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Meade Polaris 80mm EQ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

The Meade Polaris 80mm EQ Refractor Telescope makes a perfect present for a beginning astronomer. With this refractor, you can observe lunar surface and Solar system objects. Light weight of the device makes it easily tr...More
199,95 €
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Meade Infinity 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

The Meade Infinity 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope is a compact short-focus telescope for observations of the Solar system objects. With its help, you can see the phases of Mercury and Venus, Cassini division, satellites of ...More
249,95 €
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Refractor telescopes – simple design and steady views


Refractor telescopes have a very simple design, and because of that simplicity they have several advantages over other optical schemes. First of all, refracting telescopes are more rugged and resistant to misalignment than reflectors. The optical tube is sealed from the atmosphere, which means there are no air currents inside and, therefore, produced images are much steadier and sharper. Refractors are also very easy to clean and maintain.

The range of refractors available in our store is really impressive – here you can find affordable models for children, like the Levenhuk Skyline 50x600 AZ Telescope as well as top-shelf professional apochromats like Levenhuk Ra R130 ED Triplet OTA.

If you are going to buy a refractor telescope, you should know that this optical scheme has some limitations. In some cases, these telescopes are not able to provide correct color rendition, and you might need to install a hood for protection from dew condensation.

Also, you need to know that these telescopes can be additionally equipped with a diagonal prism and, in the correct orientation, will become a wonderful device for terrestrial observations.

Buy refractor telescope in our online store and you won’t be disappointed!