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Meade 16" LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian

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Not just a big scope, a big telescope that goes anywhere. The 16" LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian goes together and can be taken apart in just a couple minutes so you can set it up at your home or take it to your favorite dark sky location with ease. Meade optics, premium components, and great portability - all for about the same price as an ordinary solid tube Dobsonian.

The open truss design of the LightBridge Dobsonians means portability of the telescope is dramatically improved over a solid tube design. Taking only moments to set up and take apart for travel, the extremely rigid truss frame design ensures a no-compromises view through the telescope. Hand driven Dobsonian style telescopes by their nature need good mounts with smooth and stable movement to be enjoyable, and here again the LightBridge excels. The sturdy laminated finish wooden Dobsonian mount includes premium features such as roller bearings on the azimuth (side to side) axis and large diameter aluminum altitude (vertical axis) bearings with a hand adjustable variable tension brake for smooth and stable movement.

Optical Design:
Newtonian Reflector

Clear Aperture:
406.4mm (16")

Focal Length Focal Ratio:
1829mm f/4.5 (16")

Primary, Secondary Mirrors:
Aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat. Mounted in adjustable mirror cell. Secondary mirror aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat.

Maximum Practical Visual Power:

Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece delivers bright, crisp images

Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) :
Metal open Truss Design

Azimuth mechanism utilizes precision steel roller bearing, delivering silky smooth tracking

Dual speed 2" Crayford focuser with a 10:1 gear reduction fine focus and 1.25" Adapter

Cooling Fan:
Battery Powered Fan

Red Dot Viewfinder:
4-reticle Red Dot ViewFinder makes object location quick and precise

AutoStar Suite Astronomical Software:
Included with purchase of telescope.


Secondary Housing (Weight) :
11 lbs.

Trusses (Weight):
5 lbs.

OTA Primary Housing (Weight):
58 lbs.

Assembled OTA (Weight):
74 lbs.

Assembled Mount (Weight):
54 lbs.

Total Net Telescope Weight (assembled):
128 lbs.

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