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16″ F/4.5

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16" f/4.5 in our custom Red Mahogany finish

16″ f/4.5 in our custom Red Mahogany finish

* Primary mirror available by either GSO Optics or USA-made premium optician
* Secondary Mirror 1/20 wave by Antares Optics
* Mirror 400mm, secondary 78mm (minor axis)
* Mirror Edge Thickness 1.6″
* Mirror Box 19 ¾” x 19 ¾” x 14”, 59 lbs including mirror & mirror cell
* Rocker box 21½” x 21½” x 13”, 26 lbs inlc. ground board
* Upper Cage 20½” diameter x 13½” high, 7.5 lbs
* Bearings 26” OD “Crescents”
* Height from ground to eyepiece when pointed vertically 68”
* Height from ground to tip of bearing when mirror box sits in rocker box is 30 5/8″
* Fully collapsible truss (8 aluminum tubes, 1 inch OD), 47″ tall fully collapsed, 6.5 lbs
* Spider by Astrosystems
* Focuser is Dual Speed model by Moonlite- Choose custom color!
* Finder scope by Telrad
* Mirror cell 18 point true flotation optimized with PLOP
* Tri-boundary layer fans with on/off switch and adjustable speed knob
* Custom solid oak wheel-barrow handles
* Total weight fully assembled: 99 lbs
* Weight when lifting from end of wheelbarrow handles:  11 lbs

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All scopes are built on a made to order basis. An initial non-refundable deposit of 60% down is required.  Telescope will be completed within 12-16 weeks of start date. All telescopes receive the same care in building and fine finishing. Updates available along the way upon request. Please contact us if a custom mirror is desired. Prices and build times will be adjusted accordingly.


Total investment* 16″ F4.5

GSO Optic: $4,498.00

Premium Optic: $6,998.00 (Please contact us for a list of premium optic options, all made in the USA)

*Plus shipping and crating, available anywhere in the world.



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