Re: (IAAC) FWD: What should I buy? (rich field scopes)

Penny Fischer wrote:
> Hi Dave!
> *****Just  couldn't let it go, could you?
> Nah, that's not why Dave. I was writing the note about the Tascos and
> realized that this was always the big selling point on these type scopes as
> you know. It seemed so ironic to this subject matter I had to add it in.
> ****** Of course, high power is not necessary
> :to see some deep-sky objects with and is certainly inappropriate for a
> :department store telescope.
> Very true, and I try whenever I can to say that magnification does not
> matter as much as aperture in small scopes when beginners ask my advice. I
> would rather they spend twice as much and buy good optics... as we all know,
> Tasco uses plastic on it's $149.00 model.
> ***** But the fact remains that with a large scope
> :high power can be used and used to good effect.
> Would love to challenge you to this Dave. You have an observatory to invite
> me to?:)
> Clear skies!
> Penny
Anytime you're in the south central part of Pennsylvania you're welcome to visit
the ASH Naylor Observatory (see http://www.msd.org/obs.htm for a photograph of
the 17" classical Cassegrain) north of Lewisberry.  There are directions to the
observatory on the ASH home page (http://www.msd.org/ash1_hp.htm).