Meade 16" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

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  • Regular price $7,399.00
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  • Aperture: 406 mm (16")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Focal Length: 3251 mm
  • Optical Design: ACF Cassegrain

Meade 16" F/8 ACF 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

Aperture406 mm (16")
Autoguider PortNo
Case IncludedNo
CD ROMs IncludedNone
Dew Shield IncludedNo Sold Separately
Diagonal Included Sold Separately
Exterior ColorMeade Crackle Blue Matte
Focal RatioF/8
Free ShippingYes
GPS includedNo
Hand Controller includedNo
Highest Useful MagnificationInfo
Limiting Stellar MagnitudeInfo
LNT IncludedNo
Mount Type OTA Only
Optical CoatingsMeade UHTC
Optical DesignCassegrain
OTA Cooling FanNo
OTA Mount TypeStyle Dovetail
Smart DriveNo
Telescope SeriesMeade Optical Tubes
Tripod Type Included Sold Separately
Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • 16" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

Questions & Answers

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  • Please, what is the tube lenght,?

    Good afternoon, the tube length is 31". The focus knobs on the rear add another three inches.

  • What does the telescope weigh ?

    The Meade 16" ACF F/8 weighs 70lbs.

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