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MEADE 16-INCH LIGHTBRIDGE DOBSONAIN

Price: $1,849.95



 

MEADE 16-INCH LIGHTBRIDGE DOBSONAIN

MEADE 16" LIGHTBRIDGE DOBSONAIN


Overview


It's not just a big telescope. It's a big telescope that goes anywhere. New LightBridge truss-dobs from Meade take down and set up quickly. So you can take one of these massive windows on the universe out to your favorite dark sky locations with ease. LightBridge dobs give you high quality Meade optics, premium components, and ultra portability - all for about the same price as an ordinary tube dob. So get a LightBridge truss-dob. And prepare to cross the universe.




Features
  • Diffraction Limited Optics Meade optics consistently outperform telescopes of similar and larger aperture. Consumers know that “Meade Optics Inside” means that what they see through our telescopes will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast.
  • Meade Optical Coatings Aluminum Coatings with magnesium fluoride over coat provides bright images full of detail.

  • 2" Crayford-Style Machined Aluminum Focuser With 1.25" Adapter Smooth precise focusing is achieved with this classic design. A unique focus tension knob and focus lock design gives complete control over focus.

  • 2" Crayford-Style Machined Aluminum Focuser With 1.25" Adapter Smooth precise focusing is achieved with this classic design. A unique focus tension knob and focus lock design gives complete control over focus.

  • Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan Bring the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly and efficiently with the battery powered cooling fan. The fan is mounted to the rear of the “vented” primary mirror cell for fast cool down.

  • Steel RA Roller Bearings Roller bearings make movements smooth and effortless.

  • Advanced Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder Four reticles and varying brightness controls allow this deluxe finder to adjust to your observing needs.

  • 26mm QX™ Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece Deluxe Model This premium eyepiece has a 2" barrel, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View



Specifications
  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector

  • Clear Aperture: 406.4mm (16")

  • Focal Length Focal Ratio:1829mm f/4.5 (16")

  • Maximum Practical Visual Power: 700X (16'')

  • Primary Mirror Lock:Aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat. Mounted in adjustable mirror cell. Secondary mirror aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat.

  • Optical Tube Assembly:Metal open Truss Design

  • Eyepiece:Deluxe models are equipped with a Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece

  • View finder:8 x 50mm

  • GPS, True-leverl and North sensors:included (16-channel GPS receiver) All models

  • Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:1-arc min. All models

  • Autostar II Hand Controller:included (147,541 object database) All models

  • Batteries and Life Span:8 x C-cells 20 hrs

  • Slew Speeds:RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments All models

  • Tracking Rates:sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models

  • Primary, Secondary Mirrors:Pyrex® glass grade-A

  • Cooling Fan:Battery Powered Fan

  • 128 lbs.