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16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube

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Meade 16" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1608-80-00.

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. 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 3251mm.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Additional Information

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
Mirror Lock Yes
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Focuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Dovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks
Eyepiece(s) HD-60 25mm
Diagonal Series 5000™ 2" Dielectric Diagonal