Explore our range of Refractor telescopes here at Clifton Cameras. Refractor telescopes are perfect for entry-level amateur astronomers as they are at an affordable price whilst offering quality optics that allow you to observe the planets and the Moon. They are available in different apertures ranging from the StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ, with its 102mm refractor to the AstroMaster 70AZ with its generous 70mm aperture.
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Refractor telescopes are perfect for entry-level amateur astronomers as they are at an affordable price whilst offering quality optics that allow you to observe the planets and the Moon. There are several advantages of using refractors over other telescopes. Dust and moisture are unable to get into the tube, as it is enclosed and they have no central obstruction that reduces the light entering the tube. On top of this, refractors deliver higher quality images of planets than other telescopes of similar aperture and are compact and lightweight enough to take with you wherever you go.
Another benefit of refractor telescopes is that they can be used for both astronomy and terrestrial viewing. These telescopes feature an objective lens at the front of the tube with the light-emitting through the back of the tube to the eyepiece. A 90-degree erect image diagonal is used to lessen neck strain and also provide an upright image so that it can be doubled up as a spotting scope.
DX 102AZ - Excellent performance with less power
The DX 102AZ allows you to explore the universe without the need for complicated star charts or imprecise planetarium apps. The DX 102AZ is the first telescope that allows you to use your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real-time. This telescope with the StarSense Explorer app is a fantastic choice for those looking to view the Moon and Planets.
LT 80AZ - Professional tech on a family-friendly budget
Buy the LT 80AZ telescope as a great starter kit. Let the telescope find objects for you based on their position in real-time. This 80mm aperture telescope comes complete with two eyepieces providing up to 90x magnification, which can always be increased with a Barlow lens or further eyepieces.
Inspire 100AZ - Everything you need to get started
The Inspire 100AZ is an excellent entry-level telescope that is easy to pick up and use right from the get-go. Packed full of features including two eyepieces, an integrated smartphone adapter and a tripod with a folding accessory tray, this Alt-Azimuth mounted telescope will provide celestial enjoyment for years to come.
Celestron AstroMaster 70EQ Telescope
The AstroMaster 70EQ is an excellent entry-level telescope that the whole family can enjoy. The 70EQ comes with everything you need to get started including a tripod and two eyepieces. A generous 70mm aperture shows the planets bright and clear for excellent nighttime viewing.
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