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Meade 16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly with UHTC # 1608-80-01

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Our Product ID: T-ME-ACF8OTA-16
Manufacturer SKU: 1608-80-01
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Meade 16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly with UHTC # 1608-80-01

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  • Meade 16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly with UHTC # 1608-80-01

Quick Overview

  • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
  • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror
  • Losmandy style mounting rail
  • Primary Mirror Lock for increased image stability

Product Details

Meade 16" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1608-80-01 with the Losmandy-style dovetail. 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 16" 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, primary mirror lock for increased image stability, and diffraction-limited optics.

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.

Specifications:

  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Clear Aperture: 16"
  • Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC
  • Focal Length: 3251mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.285 arc-seconds
  • OTA Cooling Fan: Yes
  • Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
  • Mirror Lock: Yes
  • Focuser Mechanism: Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
  • Dovetail: Losmandy-style with ultra stable radius blocks

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).

Manufacturer part number: 1608-80-01

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