Meade LightBridge Plus 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
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- 16" (406 mm)- Newtonian Reflector on Dobsonian Mounting
- This is a Truss Tube Newtonian with easy, no tools assembly
- 1829 mm Focal Length, f/4.5 Focal Ratio
- 2", 2-Speed (10:1) Rack & Pinion Focuser
- 2" Series 4000 26 mm Eyepiece Included with scope
- Open Truss Design For Ultra Portability
- Dobsonian Base with No Tool Assembly
- Assembled product weighs 144 lb.
Meade’s LightBridge™ Series continues its legacy of fine Dobsonian telescopes with their LightBridge™ Plus Series of Telescopes. These telescopes have a large light-gathering capability to provide bright, clear images when viewing the fainter deep-space objects such as galaxies, nebulae, but also the planets. The LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes have a modern, sleek design. For added user convenience, their design incorporates an assembly process that requires no tools to accomplish. If you’ve ever wanted a large aperture telescope but were unable to have the ability to move it around on your own, Meade’s LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes now make this practical. No more struggling with heavy bulky telescope equipment.
The Meade LightBridge Plus 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is the largest aperture scope in their LightBridge Plus series. This 16" (406 mm) aperture open truss design allows for increased portability over standard solid-tube designs and is able to provide easy setup and teardown for a telescope of this size and performance. This telescope with its huge 16" aperture is for the serious amateur who wants to observe the fainter deep sky objects, lots of Messier objects, and those who conduct star parties and wish to have an outstanding telescope for their friends and the public to use.
In addition, this 16" (406 mm) aperture LightBridge™ Plus telescope from Meade has a focal length of 1,829 mm, or an f/4.5 focal ratio, to give you those larger aerial image sizes you have been wanting. Your favorite set of eyepieces working with that focal length will provide great visual enjoyment of celestial objects. This scope also includes a 26 mm eyepiece.
The redesigned Dobsonian base has a no-tool assembly and provides improved stability. Just some of the features included in this premium design are: roller bearings, a hand-adjustable variable tension brake for smooth and stable movement, and a mounted eyepiece holder that can carry (1) 2” and (3) 1.25” eyepieces for added convenience. The LightBridge™ Plus Series Telescopes feature an upgraded 2”, 2-speed Rack and Pinion Focuser. The 2-speed focuser will be a welcomed asset to your viewing program, especially for star parties and for users who are not familiar with telescopes. This Rack & Pinion design focuser includes a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing and includes a Vernier scale with millimeter markings on the drawtube to help you set the focusing with better accuracy. You can quickly repeat settings for focus when you change eyepieces and learn their specific focal settings.
Included with the Meade 16" LightBridge™ Plus Telescope is a 3-element, fully multi-coated 2” barrel, Series 4000 26 mm Eyepiece - providing a 56 degree apparent field of view - and an aluminum Red-Dot Viewfinder. Also included is Meade’s AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition for your PC - displaying more than 15,000 celestial wonders. This easy to use software allows you to view the night sky, constellations, planet positions and has many more features, from any location you choose to set up.
The LightBridge™ Plus 16" Dobsonian telescope provides high-quality Meade optics, ultra-portability, and remarkable performance for one affordable price. Get the large aperture you’ve been waiting for and start exploring the wonders of a whole new universe with Meade’s easy to use 16" LightBridge™ Plus Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope.
|Series:||LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes|
|Clear Aperture:||16" (406 mm)|
|Optical Design:||Newtonian Reflector|
|Focal Length:||1,829 mm|
|OTA Cooling Fan:||Yes|
|Viewfinder:||Metal Red-Dot Viewfinder|
|Eyepiece:||2" Series 4000 26 mm|
|Focuser Mechanism:||2", 2-Speed (10:1) Rack & Pinion Focuser|
|Assembled Product Dimensions:||73.5" x 33.3" (1868 mm x 845 mm)|
|Assembled Product Weight:||144 lb|
What's In The Boxes:
- Dobsonian Base Components (some assembly required)
- 16" (406 mm) Newtonian Reflector telescope (some assembly required)
- 2" Series 4000 26 mm Meade eyepiece
- Metal Red-Dot Viewfinder
- 2", 2-Speed (10:1) Rack & Pinion Focuser
- Meade’s AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software