Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope

Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope

Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope

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Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Reflector Telescope

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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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  • 1Description
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
In the Box
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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 157.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 30.0 x 24.55"

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