Meade Starfinfer 16" EQ

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Brand and Model:Meade Starfinfer 16" EQ
Price ($USD):$2695
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Aperture:406mm (16")
f Ratio:f/4.5
Focal Length:1830mm
Finder:9 x 50
Electric Power:6 AA bateries
Mount:EQ Mead? not sure?
Weight (lbs):275 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):19 x 66
Description:Meade's Starfinder Page

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Meade Starfinfer 16" EQ
I have added Park's rings and the megellan II, along with 3" castors and a right angle finder. These additions will bring all of my numbers up a notch, but now I'm at 4500.00 into my investment. I still like the scope. I just wish we had more clear nights.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Mount:6 Ease of Use:7 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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Meade Starfinfer 16" EQ
After getting a laser colminator the star tests are flawless, The motor tracks really well even in rough alignment and the mount not being that level. The mount is pretty stable considering the enormous size of the scope, but the size of the scope makes it an excellent wind break and even small winds cause vibration.
I like the 2" focuser contrary to what I have read. I have directly compared my views to both larger Discovery and Obsession dobsonian mounted scopes, and even their owners could not believe the views afforded this thing for the money, and mine tracks and has setting circles. Both the discovery and obsession owners almost seemed a tad jealous of my scope.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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