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
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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