16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC


16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC

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$ 10,999.99
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$ 10,999.99
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  • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
  • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror
  • Losmandy style mounting rail
  • Primary Mirror Lock for increased image stability


Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF™) optics, the 16" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification. Also features Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum brightness and contrast, an oversized low-expansion primary mirror for extra aperture and to prevent thermal expansion of the mirror, primary mirror lock for increased image stability, and diffraction-limited optics.

Includes precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, and front and rear dust covers. Focal length 3251mm. OTA weighs 70 lbs.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.


Warranty 1 Year
Clear Aperture 16"
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Focal Length 3251mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.285 arc-seconds
OTA Cooling Fan Yes
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Mirror Lock Yes
Focuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
Dovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks

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