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Meade LightBridge Telescopes DELUXE - 10", 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope w/ AutoStar Suite Product Info

Meade LightBridge Telescopes - Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescopes are not just big Telescopes. Meade Light Bridge Reflecting Telescopes are big Telescopes that go anywhere. New LightBridge Truss Tube Telescopes from Meade take down and set up quickly. So you can take one of Meade Light-Bridge Dobsonian Telescopes out to your favorite dark sky location with ease. LightBridge Dobs Meade Telescopes are powerful Newtonian Reflector Telescopes that give you high quality Meade optics, premium components and ultra portability - all for about the same price as an ordinary tube Dob Telescope. So get Meade Light Bridge Truss-Dob Telescope and prepare to cross the universe. Meade LightBridge Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescopes are available in 8 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch, and 16 inch aperture.

Meade also offers Standard and Deluxe versions of Meade Light Bridge 8", 10", 12" , 16" Truss-Tube Dobsonians. Meade LightBridge Dobsonian Telescopes:

  • 1005-05-02: Meade Telescope Light-Bridge 10" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Deluxe

Meade Light Bridge Newtonian Reflector Telescopes - Truss-Tube Dobsonians come standard with Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomical Software. Designed to be the ultimate platform for remote digital astronomy with your Meade Auto Star Suite contains tools for dome controls, weather sensors, and other functions required for this purpose. Connecting to the telescope and dome can be done with a single network connection. You can then communicate via an IP address, using Auto Star Net Scope to control the entire observatory over the Internet! Meade AutoStar solves the biggest problem in setting up for remote access to your telescope, and that is the problem of distance from the scope itself. You can be in your living room to control your Meade Telescope in your backyard, or just as easily, control a friend's system in another country. Meade Lightbridge Truss-Tube Dobsonians are easy to assemble, powerful yet portable telescopes you can take anywhere:

1. Meade Light Bridge Dobsonians Metal Front Secondary Mirror Tube with 2" Crayford Focuser 2. Meade LightBridge Portable Telescope Lightweight Aluminum Trusses 3. Meade LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope Metal Rear Tube with Primary Mirror Cell 4. Meade Light Bridge Reflecting Telescope Solid Laminated Base
Meade Light-Bridge Reflecting Telescopes Front Secondary Mirror Meade LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescopes Aluminum Trusses Meade LightBridge Dobsonian Telescope 's Metal Rear Tube Meade Light Bridge Dobsonians Solid Laminated Base

Meade LightBridge Truss Tube Telescopes feature: Diffraction Limited Optics (Bk7 optical glass): Meade optics consistently out perform telescopes of similar and larger aperture. Consumers know that "Meade Optics Inside" means that what they see through Meade Telescopes will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast. Meade Optical Coatings: Aluminum Coatings with magnesium fluoride over coat provides bright images full of detail. 2" Crayford-Style Machined Aluminum Focuser With 1.25" Adapter: Smooth precise focusing is achieved with this classic design. A unique focus tension knob and focus lock design gives complete control over focus. Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan: Bring Meade Light Bridge Telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly and efficiently with the battery powered cooling fan. The fan is mounted to the rear of the "vented" primary mirror cell for fast cool down. Steel RA Roller Bearings: Roller bearings make movements smooth and effortless. Advanced Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder: Four reticles and varying brightness controls allow this deluxe finder to adjust to your observing needs:

Meade LightBridge Viewfinder Reticles

Meade Series 4000 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece (for Meade Light Bridge Dobsonian Telescopes Deluxe models): This premium Meade Telescope Eyepiece has a 2" optical design, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View. Comes with all Deluxe models of LightBridge Meade Reflector Telescopes.

Specifications for Meade Light Bridge Deluxe Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescopes:

Model: Meade LightBridge 10" Truss-Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Meade LightBridge 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Meade LightBridge 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe
Part Number: 10050502 12050502 16450502
UPC Code: 709942503036 709942503050 709942503067
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector Newtonian Reflector Newtonian Reflector
Clear Aperture: 254mm (10") 304.8mm (12") 406.4mm (16")
Focal Length, Focal Ratio: 1270mm f/5 (10") 1524mm f/5 (12") 1829mm f/4.5 (16")
Maximum Practical Visual Power: 600X (10") 600X (12") 700X (12")
Total Net Telescope Weight (Assembled): 65 lbs. 80 lbs. 128 lbs.
Primary, Secondary Mirrors: Aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat. Mounted on adjustable mirror holder
Eyepiece: Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece
Optical Tube Assembly (OTA): Metal open Truss Design
Materials: White with black trim swivel base. Deluxe models are equipped with steel roller bearings for azimuth
Focuser: 2" Crayford style focuser with 1.25" eyepiece adapter
Cooling Fan: Battery Powered Fan on all models
Red Dot Viewfinder: Meade Deluxe 4-reticle Red Dot Viewfinder
AutoStar Suite Astronomical Software: Included for all models

Features of Meade Light Bridge Dobsonian Telescopes DELUXE:

  • Diffraction Limited Optics
  • Meade Optical Coatings
  • 2" Crayford-Style Machined Aluminum Focuser with 1.25" Adapter
  • Advanced Red-Dot View Finder (includes four reticles)
  • Steel RA roller bearings
  • 26mm QX Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece (70" field-of view)
  • Built-in Primary Mirror Cooling Fan

Package Contents:

  • Meade LightBridge Truss Tube Dobsonian DELUXE Telescope
  • Metal Front Secondary Mirror Tube with 2" Crayford Focuser w/ 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Lightweight Aluminum Trusses
  • Metal Rear Tube with Primary Mirror Cell
  • Solid Laminated Telescope Base
  • Meade Autostar Suite Software
  • Deluxe 4-reticle Red Dot View finder
  • Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece

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Meade LightBridge Telescopes DELUXE - 10", 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope w/ AutoStar Suite Unorderable Models

Meade LightBridge 10 inch Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope - Deluxe 1005-05-02, MPN: 1005-05-02, UPC: 709942503036, Code: ME-TS-Lightbridge-1005-05-02
Meade LightBridge 12 inch Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope - Deluxe, MPN: 1205-05-02, UPC: 709942503050, Code: ME-TS-Lightbridge-1205-05-02
Meade LightBridge 16 inch Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope - Deluxe, MPN: 1645-05-02, UPC: 709942503067, Code: ME-TS-Lightbridge-1645-05-02

Meade LightBridge Telescopes DELUXE - 10", 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope w/ AutoStar Suite Comments

Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review 16" Lightbridge by Legacy Reviewer, January 18, 2008
Awesome telescope!! I purchased the 16" lightbridge and am very pleased with what I got. Everything was great out of the box with one exception, the small plastic clip that the latteral resistance knob mounts to was broken. Meade is shipping me a ne...
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Most Recent Review Good telescope by Legacy Reviewer, January 23, 2010
Solid telescope. Autostar suite is not particularly good, there are plenty of better alternatives for free. With a new eyepiece this thing is real fun. Pros: Good mirrors, easy to set up & use Cons: Included eyepiece is rubbish.
7/9 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Amazing Telescope by Legacy Reviewer, January 19, 2010
As an ameature astronomer, this was a great telescope to begin with. It is very large and makes a great impression. It gives you very clear pictures of what you are looking at, depending on the light conditions. The lens it comes with is pretty good,...
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Most Recent Review Excellent telescope by Legacy Reviewer, September 25, 2009
Seriously, can't think of anything i dislike of this telescope by Meade. It's whole design is just what i needed. Not only that, it's very stylish and looks great. I'm hoping/looking forward to many years of stargazing enjoyment with my Lightbridge t...
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Most Recent Review AWSOME!!! GO FOR IT!!! by Legacy Reviewer, September 2, 2009
This is an awsome telescope..the best value for money...it met all my expectations...the eyepiece that comes along is too good to be free..Enjoy..
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