Meade 14" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1408-80-01 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 Meades award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the 14" 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, 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 2845mm. OTA weight is 63 lbs
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
Warranty 1 Year
Experience Level Advanced
Clear Aperture 14"
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC
Focal Length 2845mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.326 arc-seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Focuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
Dovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks
Assembled Product Weight 63 lbs
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