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Meade Dobson telescope N 203/1219 8'' LightBridge Deluxe, truss-tube
Product no.: 10211
You save: $ 120.00
Manufacturer's product description:
It's not just a big telescope. It's a big telescope that goes anywhere. New LightBridge truss-dobs from Meade take down and set up quickly. So you can 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 tube dob. So get a LightBridge truss-dob. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 26mm QX™ Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece Deluxe Model This premium eyepiece has a 2" barrel, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View
Our expert comment:
According to our assessment, LightBridge Dobsonians are the currently best series Dobsonian on the market. LightBridges not only have good portability, but also show good workmanship. Their design means that they hold collimation well, and also the focuser is of good quality.
The 2 inch wide angle eyepiece supplied with them is a perfect match. Their only weak point is the finder. The red dot arrangement takes some getting used to. We recommend purchasing a additional finder scope with an extra finder scope shoe (double clamping). And, generally, 2 more eyepieces for medium and high magnifications as well as a nebula filter are important additions!