Meade 16" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

Meade 16" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

Regular Price: $7,399.00

Special Price $6,899.00

Item # ME-1608-80-01
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  • The Meade 16" f/8 ACF OTA features Meade's Advanced Coma Free optical design.
  • A relatively short focal length of 3251mm for a focal ratio of f/8 makes for shorter exposure times without sacrificing image quality.
  • Internal Crayford-style focuser controls the primary mirror movement with a 7:1 speed ratio and zero image shift.
  • Specialized baffling maximizes light transmission and increases brightness and contrast.
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty.


Meade 16" f/8 ACF Telescope Optical Tube Assembly

Meade's 16" Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optical tube features a fast f/8 design making it an optimal choice for astrophotographers needing a large aperture system.   Specialized baffling provides high-contrast images that are crisp from edge to edge.   An internal Crayford-style focusing system moves the primary mirror with zero backlash or image shift and has a 7:1 focusing speed ratio which smooth and precise. 

Meade's proprietary ACF optical design goes a step beyond traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes by shortening the focal length and improving image clarity, color and contrast. Advanced Coma Free optics are exactly that, coma free.  Stars are crisp and clear throughout the image circle.  This revolutionary design provides the kind of image quality that was previously only seen in Ritchie-Chretien and similar astrograph designs which typically carry a might higher price tag at this aperture.  By employing the ACF design, Meade has been able to offer professional grade optical quality at a never-before-seen price. 

Meade 16" ACF OTA Specs and Features

  • 3251mm focal length gives you a focal ratio of f/8 making this a fast Cassegrain-style design, reducing exposure times without sacrificing image quality.
  • Carefully designed internal baffling maximizes light transmission for optimal contrast and brightness.
  • Signature blue matte pebble finish on the optical tube is both durable and beautiful.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-1608-80-01
UPC Code 709942998047
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade Optical Tubes
Optical Design Corrected Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 16"
Telescope Focal Ratio F/8
Telescope Focal Length 3251mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Highest Useful Magnification Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Optical Coatings Meade UHTC
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? No - Sold Separately
Tube Color or Finish Meade Crackle Blue Matte
OTA Mount Type Losmandy-Style Dovetail
Finder Included None
CD ROMs Included None
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
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