Refractor telescopes have long been touted as great optical instruments for studying the planets and Moon. But with its short focal length and generous 120mm aperture, our popular Orion AstroView 120ST (ST for “Short Tube”) Equatorial Refractor Telescope takes refractor usage to new depths – as in deep sky!
This compact, rich-field refractor telescope is designed for wide-field observation of nebular clouds, star clusters, and even distant galaxies. The Orion AstroView 120ST Equatorial Refractor Telescope features multi-coated optics and a well-baffled optical tube to ensure good contrast in your views. The refractor telescope optical tube measures just 26″ long including the dew shield, so it earns high marks for portability. Not limited to visual use, the fast f/5 optical system makes the AstroView 120ST an excellent refractor telescope to use for wide-field astrophotography in addition to observational astronomy.