Telescope Specifications:

Meade 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain  - LX-200GPS-16

  • Aperture: 406.4mm (or 16 inches)
  • Focal length: 4064mm
  • Focal ratio: f /10
  • Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

Meade LX-200-12

We have two of these 12" telescopes at the East and West ends of the Observatory.
  • Aperture: 305mm (or 12 inches)
  • Focal length: 3048mm
  • Focal ratio: f /10

  • Aperture: 254mm (or 10 inches)
  • Focal length: 1651mm
  • Focal ratio: f /6.5

Useful relationships:
magnification:
magnification is focal length of the telescope divided by the focal length of the eyepiece.
focal ratio:
focal ratio is the focal length of the telescope divided by the aperture of the telescope.
metric conversion:
one inch is equal to 25.4mm