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    Default Recommended Refractor Telescopes



    Recommended Telescope Refractors by Price Range


    $1000 and less





    Orion SkyView Pro 80mm ED Equatorial Refractor Telescope





    Orion Premium 102mm F/7 ED Refractor





    About $1000


    80mm Apochromatic Orion Refractor Telescope - Skyview Pro 80 Eq with Goto




    $1000-2000


    Orion Sirius 80ED EQ-G Refractor Telescope with GoTo Controller









    4" / 100mm Refractor by Sky-watcher


    Apochromatic 100mm ED 100 PRO SkyWatcher with EQ5 Pro Mount with $396 rebate

    Around $2000

    Sky-watcher 120mm (5") Apochromatic Refractor



    Orion Sirius 100ED EQ-G Refractor Telescope with GoTo Controller





    $2000-4000

    - Vixen ED103S Apochromatic Telescope with GD2 Mount




    - Takahashi Refractors
    - Vixen Refractors


    Before buying a refractor make sure you read through the forums here, especially the refractor forum and the following threads:

    Achromatic or Apochromatic??

    Triplet or Doublet Lens Refractors?
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    Name: Gus OTAs: ED 100 PRO refractor, Orion ST80 (not the CF), 8" Dob stuck in Canada Mounts:HEQ5PRO Synscan mount, Manfrotto Tripod CAMS: Guidecam Philips SPC900 webcams (4), Canon unmodded-450D DSLR

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