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Meade 16" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
$10,499.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 10/29/2022

  • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics- 3251mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Internal Crayford style focuser with 7:1 reduction and zero image shift
  • Oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror
  • Losmandy wide style mounting rail


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Item #  57090
Mfg Model #  1608-80-01

The bare essentials for an unbeatable price.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

We've heard your requests, and we listened. That's why we're proud to offer the f/8 OTA without the accessories for an ultra-low cost.

Building on Meade's award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the 16" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that ensures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification. Also features Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum brightness and contrast, an oversized low-expansion primary mirror for extra aperture and to prevent thermal expansion of the mirror, and diffraction-limited optics.

The ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Includes precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, and front and rear dust covers. Focal length 3251mm. OTA weighs 70 lbs.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical diameter
    406mm
  • Focal length
    3251mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Resolving power
    0.28arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    58x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    812x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.7
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    None
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Weight, optical tube
    70.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Losmandy style dovetail bar
  • Other features
    Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), Internal zero-shift Crayford style focuser
  • Warranty
    Two year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $500.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $900.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Standard delivery is available to Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

The Meade 16" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

Returns

The Return Policy & Procedure for this product is different than Orion's standard return policy. Click here to learn more.

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