Meade 14" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
Item #57089
$6,999.99
14" OTA has a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast, with pinpoint imaging to the edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control.
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  • More Info
    • 14" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics- 2845mm 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

    The bare essentials for an unbeatable price.

    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 14" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures 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 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 2845mm. OTA weight is 63 lbs.

    Designed and manufactured in North America.

    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.

  • Specs
    • 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:
      356mm
    • Focal length:
      2845mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/8.0
    • Resolving power:
      0.33arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      51x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      710x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      15.4
    • 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:
      63.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Losmandy style dovetail bar
    • Other features:
      Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), Internal zero-shift Crayford style focuser
    • Warranty:
      Two year
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    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.

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    Standard Delivery: $310.00
    Standard Delivery to Canada: $310.00

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