Meade 16" ACF f/8 optical tube with UHTC

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Meade 16" ACF f/8 optical tube features 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.


Meade 16" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1608-80-01 with the Losmandy-style dovetail. The bare essentials for an unbeatable price.

We've heard your requests, and we listened. That's why we're proud to offer the f/8 OTA without the accessories for an ultra-low cost.

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.

Clear Aperture


Optical Design

Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings


Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)

0.285 arc-seconds

OTA Cooling Fan


Oversized Primary Mirror


Mirror Lock


Focuser Mechanism

Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser


Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks

More Information
Product Status New
Package width 108 cm
Package height 97 cm
Package depth 69 cm
No. of parcels 1
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