Meade Instruments started off in 1972 with the founder, John Diebel, fulfilling mail orders. Meade has since grown to be the world's largest manufacturer of telescopes. In 1977, they started manufacturing their own manufactured reflecting telescopes and in 1980 they began to compete in the Schmidt-Cassegrain market which up to that time had been dominated by Celestron. Meade has continued to this day offer innovative technology for astronomy like their Advance Chroma Free (ACF) optics, Starlock Technology and Reverse Crayford focuser designs. OPT carries a wide selection of Meade telescopes and telescope accessories. From SCTs to equatorial mounts. OPT can help you find the Meade telescope or accessory that will take your observing to the next level.