10-inch Meade LightBridge Dobsonian

Meade's LightBridge will help you see faint details in distant targets.
By | Published: May 19, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
10-inch Meade LightBridge dobsonian
Meade’s LightBridge telescope combines a short focal-length Newtonian reflector with a Dobsonian mount. Because of its modular construction, setup and takedown are easy and make this a portable scope for its size.
Astronomy: William Zuback

This review, “Deep-sky-object hunter,” appeared in the May 2007 issue of Astronomy magazine

Like many observers, I have a fondness for Dobsonian-mounted telescopes. Such instruments allow users to use a large aperture — 8 inches and above — that is inexpensive and easy to transport, set up, and operate. That made it a “no-brainer” when I got the opportunity to take Meade’s truss-tube Dobsonian, the LightBridge, through its paces.

The LightBridge I tested was the 10-inch deluxe model. Meade offers this scope in four sizes: 8-, 10-, 12-, and 16-inch apertures. All models come in either the standard or deluxe version, except the 16-inch, which comes only in the deluxe model.

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