Meade 14" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1408-80-00.
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.
Includes precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, Series 5000 enhanced 99 percent reflectivity diagonal, 8x50 finderscope with quick release mounting bracket, Series 5000 HD60 25mm eyepiece, and front and rear dust covers. Focal length 2845mm.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Optical Design||Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)|
|Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)||0.326 arc-seconds|
|Oversized Primary Mirror||Yes|
|Viewfinder||8x50mm with cross-hair reticle|
|Focuser Mechanism||Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser|
|Diagonal||Series 5000™ 2" Dielectric Diagonal|
|Dovetail||Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks|