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Meade - 16" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

Model#: 1608-80-00

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 MEADE INSTRUMENTS -  LX800 16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly

The Meade LX800 optical tube is faster and sharper with the award winning ACF (Advanced Coma-Free) optical design. Exposure times are significantly shortened at only f/8. Crisp images from edge to edge are provided with a high contrast baffling. In addition to this crystal clear view, two speeds of control at a 10:1 ratio are enabled with an internal micro focuser. The need for a mirror lock is eliminated with the ultra solid connection to the primary mirror
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The OTA includes a Meade Series 5000 HD60 25mm eyepiece and a 2” Series 5000 enhanced 99% reflectivity diagonal. It also comes with an 8 x 50mm refractor viewfinder with quick-release mounting bracket. An optional 2” diameter, 3-element f/5 focal reducer/field flattener (sold separately) lets you gain even wider, flatter fields with faster exposures, even on larger sensors.

The OTA comes with a precision-machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for steady mounting and front and rear dust covers.

Summary of Features:

  • OTA with 16" clear aperture, f/8 optical system, and Meade's ACF optics High-contrast baffling ensures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field
  • Internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a 2-speed, 7:1 reduction control 3,251mm focal length 
  • Low-expansion borosilicate glass primary mirror 
  • Secondary Mirror: Low-expansion borosilicate glass that is individually figured with the primary mirror for minimum correction 
  • Correcting Plate/Lens: 
  • Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Schott AG Germany 
  • Meade Series 5000 HD60 25mm eyepiece 
  • Series 5000 2" diagonal with enhanced 99% reflectivity 
  • 1.25" adapter that holds the eyepiece upright for easy viewing, and provides for comfortable right-angle viewing 
  • Viewfinder: 8 x 50mm refractor 
  • Precision-machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks





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Additional Information

Name Meade - 16" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)
Manufacturer Meade
Model 1608-80-00
Aperture 16"
Eyepieces 25mm HD60 Eyepiece
Focal Length 3251mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Star Diagonal 2" Enhanced 99% Diagonal
Viewfinder 8x50