Hello  {!firstname},

Most amateur astronomers at one time or another suffer from the dreaded aperture fever disease.

I'll never forget the first time I had a look through the Meade 16" Lightbridge Dobsonian several years
ago at a star party in southern Ontario.

The view of the Veil Nebulae was pretty astounding.

Then, when an Oxygen 3 filter (This is a specialized filter that allows you to see subtle details, and is especially
useful on faint nebulaes, and threads into any standard eyepiece) was inserted, the striations and other fine details
in the nebulae stood out like a sore thumb.

Still, it was the kind of observation that just gives you that "Wow factor".

Anyway, that's the benefit of big aperture.

You will also get excellent and contrasty views through the Meade 12" and 10" Lightbridge series, and they
are certainly more portable.

As you may know, Dobsonians can be somewhat bulky in larger apertures.  Meade has cleverly designed
a truss tube system on the Lightbridge series  to make the instruments more far more portable, and quick
and easy to take apart.

Thus, they can be easily transported and taken apart.

Something to think about if you want rapid and easy set up for quick Summer observing.

Now the low cost cure for aperture fever:

I've saved the best news for last, {!firstname}.

The entire series of Meade Lightbridge: 10", 12" and 16" are on sale right now.

You can see all the details right here:

Meade Lightbridge 10"

Meade Lightbridge 12"

Meade Lightbridge 16"

We've never had these on sale before, so take advantage. Get some big aperture, for low cost.

That's tough to beat.

Clear Skies,

Ray "aperture fever, not disco fever" Khan

PS  I might also add, that the Meade primary mirror optics on these telescopes are of exceptional
       quality, and I would rate them very highly from a that point of view., and that goes for all models.