Meade: LightBridge Telescope
It's not just a big telescope. It's a big telescope that goes anywhere.
The LightBridge truss-dobsonians from Meade take down and set up quickly, allowing you to take one of these massive windows on the universe out to your favorite dark sky locations with ease. LightBridge dobs give you high quality Meade optics, premium components, and ultra portability - all for about the same price as an ordinary closed-tube dobsonian. So get a LightBridge. And prepare to cross the universe.
Diffraction Limited Optics. Meade optics consistently outperform telescopes of similar and larger aperture. Consumers know that "Meade Optics Inside" means that what they see through our 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.
Steel RA Roller Bearings. Roller bearings make movements smooth and effortless.
Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan. Bring the 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.
Advanced Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder. Four reticles and varying brightness controls allow this deluxe finder to adjust to your observing needs.
26mm QX™ Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece Deluxe Model. This premium eyepiece has a 2" barrel, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View.
Some helpful links:
User's Manual for LightBridge Series Telescopes
Instructions for using a Laser Collimator with LightBridge Telescopes
1005-05-03 - Meade is proud to announce the first line of high quality Truss-Tube Dobsonians. These unique lightweight large-aperture telescopes break down and set up in minutes.
Meade is proud to announce the first line of high quality Truss-Tube Dobsonians. These unique lightweight large-aperture telescopes break down and set up in minutes. Featuring diffraction-limited optics, 2" Crayford-style focuser, a built-in primary mirror cooling fan, red-dot finder and more!
1645-05-03 - Meade is pleased to announce the launch its new f/4.5 16” LightBridge Deluxe. This huge 16” light bucket will gather 77% more light than the 12”. Imagine, a 16” telescope that is actually portable… and under $2000. This is the real deal!