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Meade now brings to market an optical design favored by research facilities worldwide, the Ritchey-Chrétien, and does so at a price many enthusiasts can afford. Most professional applications are this style telescope or a gargantuan apochromatic refractor. Meade's 16.0" LX200R with UHTC coatings provides a deep space aperture appropriate for professional astronomical applications, but is essentially an optical assembly intended for a nearly permanent observing locale. This is only an optical tube assembly, and does not include a mount, tripod, eyepiece or star diagonal all of which are required for observing.
Product Title: Meade LX200R 16"/406mm Ritchey-Chretien Optical Tube Assembly
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