Explore Scientific


The science of astronomy, or "law of the stars" ("astro" is Greek for "star", and the word "nomos" means "law"), has been around for thousands of years, but it's only been twelve generations since telescopic optics were first aimed towards the sky. The first explorers of the heavens were amateur astronomers, and their discoveries changed everything, from the way we view the universe around us to the way we think about our existence here on Earth.

Designing and manufacturing optics is at the heart of what we do. Explore Scientific designers and optical craftspeople constantly strive to produce optical tools that will deliver the precision and dependability that explorers of the Universe deserve, regardless of their level of expertise.

Producing optics of this caliber requires a solid design, careful fabrication, and multiple tests throughout the manufacturing process, but it also takes a dogged determination to keep perfecting our processes and skills so that our products keep getting better and better. To further insure your faith in Explore Scientific products, we back all of our telescopes with the Explore STAR Transferrable, Extended Life of the Product Warranty, so you can keep exploring!


Explore Scientific FirstLight 127MM Mak-Cassegrain Telescope w/Twilight Nano Mount

SKU: FL-MC1271900TN

Price: $379.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 80MM Refractor Telescope w/Twilight Nano Mount

SKU: FL-AR80640TN

Price: $199.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 90MM Refractor Telescope w/Tripod

SKU: FL-AR90500AZ

Price: $119.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 10

SKU: FL-DOB1005-01

Price: $699.99

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Explore Scientific 16

SKU: DOB1645-00

Price: $2,999.99

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Explore Scientific 208MM f/3.9 Carbon Fiber Newtonian

SKU: N208CF-01

Price: $999.99

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Explore Scientific AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Achromat Refractor

SKU: DAR102065-01

Price: $499.99

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 Explore Scientific ED140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced APO Triplet CF Refractor (OTA Only)

SKU: FPL53-140CF-01

Price: $5,399.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 152MM Mak-Cassegrain w/EXOS2GT Go-To Mount

SKU: FL-MC1521900EXOS2GT

Price: $1,299.90

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 127MM Mak-Cassegrain w/EQ3 Mount

SKU: FL-MC1271900EQ3

Price: $399.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 102MM Doublet Refractor w/Twilight 1 Mount

SKU: FL-AR1021000MAZ01

Price: $499.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 102MM Refractor Telescope w/Twilight Nano Mount

SKU: FL-AR102600TN

Price: $249.99

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Explore Scientific 127MM Carbon Fiber FCD100 ED APO Refractor w/ 3

SKU: FCD100-127075-T3-CF

Price: $3,424.99

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Explore Scientific 102MM Carbon Fiber FCD100 ED APO Refractor

SKU: FCD100-10207-CF

Price: $1,949.99

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Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet Achromat Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Mount

SKU: DAR127065-MAZ-01

Price: $779.99

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Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet Achromat Refractor

SKU: DAR127065-01

Price: $649.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 100MM Mak-Cassegrain Telescope w/Twilight Nano Mount

SKU: FL-MC1001400TN

Price: $279.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 70MM Refractor Telescope w/Tripod

SKU: FL-AR70700AZ

Price: $99.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 8

SKU: FL-DOB0806-01

Price: $499.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 114MM Newtonian w/ Twilight Nano Mount

SKU: FL-N114500TN

Price: $179.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 130MM Newtonian w/EQ3 Mount

SKU: FL-N130600EQ3

Price: $249.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 80MM Refractor w/EQ3 Mount

SKU: FL-AR80900EQ3

Price: $299.99

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 130MM Newtonian w/Twilight 1 Mount

SKU: FL-N130600MAZ01

Price: $449.99

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