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16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube w/ Accessories

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16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube w/ Accessories

1608-80-00

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
  • Includes 8x50 viewfinder, 2" Enhanced 99% Diagonal, and a 25mm Series 5000 HD-60 eyepiece

Details

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. 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 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
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Mirror Lock Yes
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s) HD-60 25mm
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