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Meade 16" Aperture LightBridge (f/4.5) Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Meade 16" Aperture LightBridge (f/5) Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Meade 16" Aperture LightBridge (f/4.5) Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope

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Your Price: CAD2,469.00
Retail Price:CAD2,669.00

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Part Number:1645-05-03

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Product Highlights
  • Large 406mm (16") Dobsonian Reflector
  • 1829mm Focal Length, f/4.5 Focal Ratio
  • Rigid Anodized Aluminum Truss Tubes
  • Large 2" Two-Speed Crayford Focuser
  • Focus Lock and Tension Adjustment Knobs
  • Series 4000 26mm QX Wide-Angle Eyepiece
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • Primary Mirror Cooling Fan
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Floor Mount

The LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Dobsonian Telescope from Meade is a Dobsonian design that gathers lots of light in a package that is supremely portable.  Dobsonians are Newtonian-type reflector telescopes with ground-based roller bearing mounts, and the best of the breed have trusses connecting the portions containing the reflecting mirror & focuser.  The 16.0" Lightbridge does just that, so that you could quite easily pack the entire system into the trunk of a small car and drive to where skies and sightlines are the darkest & longest.

The 16.0" Lightbridge advantages don't stop with its highly travelable design.  Optics are truly diffraction limited, with aluminum coatings and a magnesium fluoride overcoat.  The broad 2.00" focuser has a tensioning knob and lock designed to give you complete control.  And the 16.0" Lightbridge is highly durable, making the ultimate scope for those whom desire great brightness on the go.

This is the Deluxe version of the 16" Lightbridge telescope, which adds 4 options (with variable illumination) for the Red Dot finder scope and steel roller bearings for the mount's RA axis.

Compacts into easily-traveled package
Included Red Dot finder scope with variable illumination
Built-in eyepiece tray holds one 2" and three 1.25" optics
Incorporated primary mirror cooling fan shortens time to thermal equilibrium
Open rigid truss design provides greater portability and faster set up and take apart time
AutoStar Suite Windows-compatible DVD astronomy software assists the viewing by charting the night sky
2" Crayford-style focuser with adapter to accept 1.25" eyepieces, focus tension knob and focus lock design gives complete control over focus
Roller bearings on the OTA mount azimuth axis and large diameter aluminum bearings on the altitude axis with a hand adjustable variable tension brake for smooth and stable movement


Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Optical Lens Diameter 16.0" / 406.4 mm
Focal Length 72" / 1829 mm
Focal Ratio f/4.5
Maximum Useful Magnification 700x
Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type Altazimuth
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" (includes adapter accepting 1.25" eyepieces)
Finderscope Red Dot straight (4 reticles & variable illumination)
Tripod n/a
Motor No
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible Yes
Power Source Cooling fan requires 8 user-supplied "AA" batteries
Weight 128 lbs / 58 kg

Based on Astronomy magazine’s telescope "report cards", scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .
Terrestrial Observation:No
Lunar Observation:Very Good
Planetary Observation:Great
Binary and Star Cluster Observation:Great
Galaxy and Nebula Observation:Great
Terrestrial Photography:No
Lunar Photography:No
Planetary Photography:No
Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography:No

In the Box
Meade LightBridge 16"/406.4mm Dobsonian Telescope
  • Meade 26 mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece
  • Adapter to Accept 1.25" Eyepieces
  • Red Dot Finder scope with 4 Reticles
  • AutoStar Suite™ Software
  • Optical Tubes with Mirror & Focuser
  • Aluminum Trusses
  • Mount Base
  • 1-Year Warranty

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