Meade ACF f/8 14-inch optical tube assembly (OTA)

Fast Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical system for crisp, pinpoint imaging.

  • Not in its original box
  • Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optics
  • Ultra High Transmission (UHTC™) coatings
  • Diffraction limited optics
  • Aperture: 356mm (14")
  • Focal Length: 2,845mm (f/8)
  • Oversized low-expansion primary mirror
  • Mirror-Lock for increased image stability
  • Dual speed 7:1 focuser
  • Losmandy-style dovetail
  • UK warranty
Meade ACF f/8 14-inch OTA
  • Product code: 1408-80-01
  • Availability: Out of stock
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£ 30.00
Scotland Central & South
£ 30.00
Scotland North
£ 150.00
Northern Ireland
£ 150.00
UK islands (from)
£ 150.00


Note: This OTA does not come in its original box. This is a new item with full UK warranty.

Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF™) optics, the 14" optical tube assembly (OTA) employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification.

Also features Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum brightness and contrast, an oversized low-expansion primary mirror for extra aperture and to prevent thermal expansion of the mirror, and diffraction-limited optics.

Meade 14" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1408-80-01 includes a precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, and front and rear dust covers. Focal length 2845mm. OTA weight is 29 kg (63 lbs).





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Mirror lock

All ACF f/8 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescope’s main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

Meade ACF f/8 optics.
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Meade ACF f/8 14-inch OTA
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 1408-80-01
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942998030
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LX850
Experience Level Advanced
Clear Aperture 356mm (14-inch)
Focal Length 2,845mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Optical Design ACF™ (Advanced Coma-Free)
Optical Coatings UHTC™ (Ultra High Transmission Coatings)
Primary Mirror Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror
Correcting Plate/Lens Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.326 arc-seconds
Backfocus Distance 5.93 inches
Diffraction-Limited Optics Yes
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Mirror Lock Yes
Focuser Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
Dovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks
Eyepiece Optional
Diagonal Optional
Viewfinder Optional
Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) Weight 29 kg (63 lbs)
Transit Weight 33 kg
Transit Dimensions 99cm x 60cm x 61cm
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