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Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope

B&H # MEL16TTD MFR # 1645-05-03
Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope

Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope Back View

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Ship Time: 2-4 weeks 

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  • 1829mm f/4.5 Dobsonian Reflector
  • Red Dot View Finder
  • Silky Smooth Tracking
  • Manual Altazimuth Mount
  • Metal Open Truss Design
  • AutoStar Suite Astronomical Software
  • Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece
  • 2" Crayford Style Focuser, 1.25" Adapter
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You Pay: $1,999.00

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The LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope from Meade is a Dobsonian design that gathers lots of light in a package that is supremely portable.  Dobsonians are Newtonian-type reflector telescopes with ground-based roller bearing mounts, and the best of the breed have trusses connecting the portions containing the reflecting mirror & focuser.  The 16.0" Lightbridge does just that, so that you could quite easily pack the entire system into the trunk of a small car and drive to where skies and sightlines are the darkest & longest.

The 16.0" Lightbridge advantages don't stop with its highly travelable design.  Optics are truly diffraction limited, with aluminum coatings and a magnesium fluoride overcoat.  The broad 2.00" focuser has a tensioning knob and lock designed to give you complete control.  And the 16.0" Lightbridge is highly durable, making the ultimate scope for those whom desire great brightness on the go.

This is the Deluxe version of the 16" Lightbridge telescope, which adds 4 options (with variable illumination) for the Red Dot finder scope and steel roller bearings for the mount's RA axis.

Compacts into easily-traveled package
Included Red Dot finder scope with variable illumination
Built-in eyepiece tray holds one 2" and three 1.25" optics
Incorporated primary mirror cooling fan shortens time to thermal equilibrium
Open rigid truss design provides greater portability and faster set up and take apart time
AutoStar Suite Windows-compatible DVD astronomy software assists the viewing by charting the night sky
2" Crayford-style focuser with adapter to accept 1.25" eyepieces, focus tension knob and focus lock design gives complete control over focus
Roller bearings on the OTA mount azimuth axis and large diameter aluminum bearings on the altitude axis with a hand adjustable variable tension brake for smooth and stable movement
Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Optical Lens Diameter 16.0" / 406.4 mm
Focal Length 72" / 1829 mm
Focal Ratio f/4.5
Maximum Useful Magnification 700x
Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type Altazimuth
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" (includes adapter accepting 1.25" eyepieces)
Finderscope Red Dot straight (4 reticles & variable illumination)
Tripod n/a
Motor No
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible Yes
Power Source Cooling fan requires 8 user-supplied "AA" batteries
Weight 128 lbs / 58 kg
Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope
  • Meade 26 mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece
  • Adapter to Accept 1.25" Eyepieces
  • Red Dot Finder scope with 4 Reticles
  • AutoStar Suite™ Software
  • Optical Tubes with Mirror & Focuser
  • Aluminum Trusses
  • Mount Base
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Batteries & Power Supply

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    Required item: Don't get caught in middle of a star party without power. Cooling fan powered by 8 AA batteries.

    Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
    • You Pay: $2.79
     
    Watson - 8-Bay Rapid Charger Kit with AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh, 8-Pack)
    • You Pay: $58.50
     

    Eyepieces, Lenses & Diagonals

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    Eyepieces widely enhance your stargazing experience. (2")

    Tele Vue - Ethos-SX 3.7mm Eyepiece (1.25"/2.0")
    • You Pay: $610.00
     

    Accessory Kits

    Save by purchasing 2" eyepieces and filters in an accessory kit.

    Celestron - 2" Accessory Kit
    • You Pay: $245.00
     

    Cleaning and Anti Fog

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    Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

    Pearstone - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
    • You Pay: $4.99
     

    Astrophotography

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    Take stunning portraits of constellations, nebulas, star clusters, and our home galaxy.

    Meade - SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter
    • You Pay: $28.76
     

    Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter

    Focusers & Accessories

    JMI Telescopes - EV-1NM Focuser for Newtonian Telescope with Motor
    • You Pay: $508.50
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    This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
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    Lens Shades & Dew Shields

    Block extraneous light and protect your Truss-Tube from dust.

    JMI Telescopes - Light Shroud for Meade Lightbridge 16"
    • You Pay: $116.50
    Special Order ?
    This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
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    Telescopes - Mount Enhancements

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    Support your telescope with the support and stability you need.

    JMI Telescopes - Train-n-Track Motor Drive
    • You Pay: $513.95
    Special Order ?
    This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR.
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