We have the widest selection of refracting telescopes on the net! Refracting Telescopes are ideal for amateur astronomers enthusiasts who need a quality optic that is easy to maintain and reliable. A Refractor telescope works in the same way as a binocular or spotting scope, with a powerful glass lens that focuses light into the eyepiece. Refracting telescope are very sturdy and require minimal cleaning, unlike a Reflecting Telescope, which has an open body and needs cleaning and a lot of adjustment. Optics Planet carries the Best refracting telescopes brands, from Meade and Bushnell to Celestron and Galileo. If you want to learn more about the different telescopes we carry, check out our How to Buy Telescopes Guide for a lot of information on the many different terms and specifications on these astronomy optics!