Telescopes

Specifications

Meade LX600 10" f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain with StarLock
Focal length: 2032 mm
Power (with 26 mm focal length eyepiece): TBD
Diameter: 10 inches
Cost: $4,000
Note: It is similar to the LX200, but it is heavier to reduce vibrations and has a StarLock attached for more accurate navigation. 

Meade LX200 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain 
Focal length: 2500 mm
Power (with 26 mm focal length eyepiece): 96x
Diameter: 10 inches
Cost: approx $3,000

Meade LX200 16" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal length: 4064 mm
Power (with 26 mm focal length eyepiece): 156x
Diameter: 16 inches
Cost: approx $16,000 (paid for by insurance after 1998 tornado)

Unistellar eVscope 2 Digital Telescope
Optical Magnification: 50x
Digital Magnification: up to 400x (150x recommended)
Mirror Diameter: 4.5 inches
Focal Length: 450 mm
App Compatability: iOS and Android
Cost: approx $5,000.00


Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube


From Wikipedia

The Schmidt-Cassegrain is a telescope that combines a Cassegrain reflector's, a combination of a primary concave mirror and a secondary convex mirror, optical path with a Schmidt corrector plate, an aspheric lens which corrects the spherical aberration, to make a compact astronomical instrument that uses simple spherical surfaces. It uses a combination of reflection and refraction using specifically shaped mirrors and lenses to form an image.