Astronomy shouldn’t be difficult or cumbersome. The universe should be available for all to see at a moment’s notice. Meade's LightBridge line-up has expanded -- with the same high-quality standards of its original Truss-Tube Dobsonian models -- now in a more portable form.
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|Objective Lens Diameter||130|
The LightBridge Mini series allows you to setup and share the stargazing experience in seconds. Whether you are camping in the outdoors or relaxing in your backyard, the Lightbridge Mini Dobsonians are the ideal “grab-and-go” telescopes, offering easy and portable observation for an excellent value.
The LightBridge Mini 82, 114 and 130 offer magnificent light gathering ability to see a variety of planets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. Each model requires no aligning or assembly, meaning you are ready-to-go out of the box! The 82mm model is perfectly equipped for those starting the hobby while the 114mm and 130mm boast a vixen-style dovetail and parabolic mirror for those who seek versatility and clarity. The Lightbridge Mini series has a simple point-and-look design and a 360° “lazy Susan” style mount that anyone can appreciate while navigating the night sky.
Now, outdoor dinners and activities effortlessly incorporate astronomy and stargazing because the LightBridge Mini is not just an astronomical tool, but also a conversation starter. With its sleek, compact design, it’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The stylish tabletop design allows the LightBridge Mini to be displayed as a decorative piece while still being able to give a fantastic view of the stars when the moment strikes.
The LightBridge Mini series provides the perfect scope for anyone. The amateur and professional astronomer now has the perfect tool to share the hobby with enthusiasts and beginners alike. Those new to astronomy or just getting started can appreciate the night sky with no intimidation… Because, at Meade Instruments, we believe astronomy should be for all to discover and enjoy!
LightBridge Mini 130
The LightBridge Mini 130 allows you to set up and share a stargazing experience in seconds. Whether you are camping in the outdoors or relaxing in your backyard, the LightBridge Mini 130 Dobsonian is the ideal “grab-and-go” telescope, offering easy and portable observation with its removable optical tube.
The LightBridge Mini 130 boasts an impressive 130mm parabolic aperture with a 650mm (f/5) focal length. The 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design make navigating the sky effortless. With 130mm of light gathering ability, you’ll get the best look at the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. Experience versatility with the vixen-style mount, and see bright, sharp images with the LightBridge Mini’s parabolic mirror.
With its sleek, compact size, it’s both functional and eye-catching. The stylish tabletop design allows the LightBridge Mini to be displayed as a decorative piece yet readily available when the moment strikes.
The Lightbridge Mini 130 features a one-arm Dobsonian-style mount with a removable OTA, comes with two eyepieces for low (26mm) and high (9mm) magnification, a red dot viewfinder to help you aim the telescope, and the Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects.
Models and Prices
|LightBridge Mini 82||LightBridge Mini 114||LightBridge Mini 130|
|Optical Design||Newtonian reflector||Newtonian reflector (Parabolic)||Newtonian reflector (Parabolic)|
|Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)||1.425 arc-seconds||1.02 arc-seconds||0.89 arc-seconds|
|Viewfinder||Red Dot||Red Dot||Red Dot|
|Eyepiece(s)||1.25" 9mm (33x),
|1.25" MA 9mm (50x),
MA 26mm (17x)
|1.25" MA 9mm (72x),
MA 26mm (25x)
|Focuser Mechanism||1.25" Rack and Pinion||1.25" Rack and Pinion||1.25" Rack and Pinion|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||21cm x 21cm x 43cm||31cm x 31cm x 61cm||37cm x 36cm x 77cm|
|Assembled Product Weight||1.7 kg (3.8 lbs)||4.9 kg (10.8 lbs)||6.2 kg (13.6 lbs)|
£ 69.95 £ 76.90