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Model: 1608-80-01Brand: Meade
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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.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
Clear Aperture 16"Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)Optical Coatings UHTC™Focal Length 3251mmFocal Ratio f/8Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.285 arc-secondsOTA Cooling Fan YesOversized Primary Mirror YesMirror Lock YesFocuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuserDovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks
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