Meade LightBridge™ Mini


Astronomy for all.

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.

LightBridge Mini Series

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 82


  • SKU: 203001
  • The ultimate tool to share the hobby with enthusiasts and beginners alike.
  • Newtonian Reflector with a generous 82mm (3.2") aperture to give you a great view of the Moon and planets.
  • Lightweight, 1.7 kg (3.8 lbs) and a compact 300mm (f/3.7) focal length for ultimate portability.
  • Comes with 26mm (12x) and 9mm (33x) eyepieces for low and high magnifications.
  • Includes a 2x Barlow lens to double the magnifying power of your eyepieces.
  • 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use.

The LightBridge Mini 82 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 Dobsonians are the ideal “grab-and-go” telescopes, offering easy and portable observation straight from the box!

The LightBridge Mini 82 offers a generous 82mm aperture with a compact 300mm (f/3.7) focal length. Weighing in at just under 4 lbs, this telescope is the ultimate in portability. The 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design make navigating the sky effortless. You’ll enjoy 82mm of light gathering ability for clear, bright images of the Moon, and planets like Saturn and Jupiter!

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 82 features a one arm Dobsonian-style mount, comes with two eyepieces for low (26mm) and high (9mm) magnification, a 2x barlow lens to double the magnifying power of each eyepiece, a red dot viewfinder to help you aim the telescope, and the Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects.


LightBridge Mini 114


  • SKU: 203002
  • Parabolic Newtonian Reflector with a large 114mm (4.5") aperture for a great view of planets, star clusters, and nebulae.
  • Lightweight, 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) and compact with a removable 450mm (f/3.95) optical tube for portability.
  • Comes with 26mm (17x) and 9mm (50x) eyepieces for low and high magnifications.
  • 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use.

The LightBridge Mini 114 allows you to set up and share a stargazing experience in seconds. Whether you are camping in the outdoors or relaxing in your backyard, this LightBridge Mini Dobsonian is the ideal “grab-and-go” telescope, offering easy and portable observation with its removable optical tube.

The LightBridge Mini 114 boasts a big 114mm (4.5") parabolic aperture with a compact 450mm (f/3.95) focal length. The 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design make navigating the sky effortless. You’ll enjoy 114mm of light gathering ability for bright, crisp images of the Moon, planets, nebulae, and star clusters. Experience versatility with the vixen-style mount, and see 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 114 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.


LightBridge Mini 130


  • SKU: 203003
  • Parabolic Newtonian Reflector with an impressive 130mm (5.1") aperture for an amazing view of planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
  • Lightweight, 6.2 kg (13.6 lbs) with a removable 650mm (f/5) optical tube for portability.
  • Comes with 26mm (25x) and 9mm (72x) eyepieces for low and high magnifications.
  • 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use.

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
Opticstar Retail Price --- --- ---
Product Code 203001 203002 203003
Optical Design Newtonian reflector Newtonian reflector (Parabolic) Newtonian reflector (Parabolic)
Clear Aperture 82mm 114mm 130mm
Focal Length 300mm 450mm 650mm
Focal Ratio f/3.7 f/3.95 f/5
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),
26mm (12x)
1.25" MA 9mm (50x),
MA 26mm (17x)
1.25" MA 9mm (72x),
MA 26mm (25x)
Barlow 2x -- --
Focuser Mechanism 1.25" Rack and Pinion 1.25" Rack and Pinion 1.25" Rack and Pinion
Dovetail -- Vixen-style Vixen-style
Mount Type Dobsonian Dobsonian Dobsonian
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)

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