By James Mullaney

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A 7-inch version and a 12-inch custom-made observatory model are also available at significantly higher prices. 8 Maksutov–Cassegrain for around $500! This was soon followed by 4-inch f/14 and 5-inch f/15 models. A 7-inch f/15 was eventually added to the line in their LX200 series. The three smaller scopes are all priced under $1,000, while the 7-inch goes for around $3,000. Such economy of pricing for what had traditionally been very costly instruments is a result of Meade’s pioneering mass-production of precision-quality optics.

Thus a 6-inch f/8, having a focal length of 48 inches, when used with an eyepiece with a focal length of 1 inch yields 48×. Similarly, a 5-inch f/10, having a focal length of 1250 mm, when used with a 25-mm eyepiece gives 50×. Decreasing the focal length of the eyepiece used increases the magnification (because, for example, 1250 mm divided by 10 mm = 125×). Telescopes with longer focal lengths/higher focal ratios yield correspondingly higher magnifications for a given eyepiece over shorter ones.

It’s 16x eyepiece provides a wide 3degree field of view (or 6 full-Moon diameters of sky), and its unique optical window protects the system from dust as well as supports its diagonal mirror. Courtesy of Edmund Scientifics. 6. 5-inch StarBlast reflector, which is a Dobsonianmounted RFT. While designed for table-top use by young stargazers as seen here, it’s also being widely used by seasoned observers as a highly-portable second telescope! Courtesy of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. 5-inch f/4 StarBlast (discussed above) – both having sturdy tabletop mountings and prices under $200.

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