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Meade LightBridge 16" Dobsonian
Truss Tube Dobsonian - Diffraction Limited Optics
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands & Islands, please contact us.
Meade LightBridge 16"
  • Optical Design: Dobsonian
  • Aperture: 406mm (16")
  • Focal Length: 1829mm (f/4.5)
  • Parabolic primary mirror
  • Primary & Secondary BK7 mirrors
  • Diffraction Limited Optics
  • 2" Crayford-Dual Speed Focuser
  • Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan
  • Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder
  • Weight: 58kg (128lbs)
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Meade LightBridge 16"
Package includes:
  • Meade LightBridge 16".
  • 2" Crayford-Dual Speed Focuser.
  • Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder.
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
  • OFFER: Please refer to the right hand column on this page.
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MEDLB16 £ 2395.00 £ 0.00
Delivery information: Typically, delivery takes 4 business days.
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Outline
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 favourite 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.

Diffraction Limited
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-Dual Speed 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 has a 2" barrel, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View.

Features
  • Newtonian design optics, Primary, Secondary BK7 mirrors coated with magnesium fluoride over coat. Mounted in a fully adjustable mirror cell.
  • Parabolic primary mirror.
  • Maximum Practical Visual Power 500X, Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece.
  • Metal open Truss Design, Teflon bearings for both altitude and azimuth. Steel roller bearings for azimuth, Altitude bearing brake.
  • Focuser 2" Crayford dual speed focuser with 1.25" adapter.
  • Battery Powered Fan.
  • 4-reticle Red Dot ViewFinder.
  • AutoStar Suite™ Astronomical Software Included with the telescope.
LightBridge Models

Model LightBridge 10" LightBridge 12" LightBridge 16"
Aperture 10" 12" 16"
Focal Length 1270mm 1524mm 1829mm
Focal Ratio f/5 f/5 f/4.5
Weight 30kg (65lbs) 36kg (80lbs) 58kg (128lbs)


Notice
We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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The new Opticstar DS-616C XL+ deep-sky CCD is the successor to the popular DS-616C XL that earned the annual star product award back in 2013. It maintains all the features of the original model as well as other improvements.


DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
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Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy magazine's product of the year.
Star product.

The Opticstar DS-616C XL deep-sky CCD camera has earned the annual star product award from Astronomy, the world's best-selling astronomy magazine. Read about it in the September 2013 issue.

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