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Aug30-04, 08:11 PM
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Right you are, but the cheapest apochromatics around will cost you at least $500-$700, leaving no funds available for a mount, eyepieces, or other accessories. A 8" dob is practically the traditional first telescope for its combination of ease-of-use, simplicity, versatility, light-gathering capability, and price.

LOS, if you decide to go for an apochromatic, look into the Orion 80ED. It's probably the only apo that comes even close to your price range, unfortunately.

- Warren