Meade LightBridge 16-inch Dobsonian

Quality optics, premium components and ultra-portability.

  • Portable Truss-tube design
  • Parabolic primary mirror
  • BK7 mirrors - Magnesium Fluoride Coatings
  • Aperture: 406.4mm (16")
  • Focal Length: 1,829mm (f/4.5)
  • Dual-Speed Focuser
  • Cooling fan
  • 4-reticle Red Dot ViewFinder
  • Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle 70° eyepiece
  • UK warranty
Meade LightBridge 16-inch Dobsonian
  • Product code: 1645-05-03
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 2695.00
Shipping rates
England & Wales
£ 30.00
Scotland Central & South
£ 30.00
Scotland North
£ 250.00
UK islands (from)
£ 250.00


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. Steel RA Roller Bearings, Roller bearings make movements smooth and effortless. So you can take one of these massive windows on the universe out to your favourite dark sky locations with ease.

LightBridge dobsonians feature high quality Meade optics, premium components, and ultra-portability.

Diffraction limited

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. Aluminium Coatings with magnesium fluoride over coat provide bright images full of detail.




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2" Crayford Machined Aluminium Dual Speed 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.

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.

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 has a 2" barrel, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View.

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

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Meade LightBridge 16-inch Dobsonian
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 1645-05-03
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942503227
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LightBridge
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 406.4mm (16-inch)
Focal Length 1,829mm
Focal Ratio f/4.5
Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Primary Mirror BK7 parabolic mirrors
Optical Coatings Magnesium fluoride coatings
Mirror Cell Mounted in adjustable mirror cell
Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) Metal open Truss Design
Roller Bearings • Teflon bearings for altitude and azimuth
• Steel roller bearings for azimuth, altitude bearing brake
Focuser 2" Crayford-style dual speed focuser with 1.25" adapter
Cooling Fan Battery powered; 8 x AA cell batteries (user supplied)
ViewFinder 4-reticle Red Dot
Eyepiece 26mm QX Wide Angle 70°
Software AutoStar Suite Astronomical Software on CD-ROM for Microsoft Windows PC
Assembled Product Weight 58kg (128 lbs)
Transit Weight • Box 1 (optical tube): 56 kg
• Box 2 (base): 27 kg
Transit Dimensions • Box 1 (optical tube): 106cm x 65cm x 66cm
• Box 2 (base): 94cm x 94cm x 15cm
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