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

>st as well corrected as a good ortho, but it won't happen until pigs fly
>and sustained cold weather is experienced in the infernal regions.
>Meantime, I'm still using orthos for some deep sky observing, as they just
>can't be beat when it comes to contrast.
>sorry to come into this thread late, but are the UO orthos just about as
>good as the more expensive ones?
>- Todd


From my limited experience with the University Optics orthos (with no
direct comparisons mind you) I would say that they are comparable in
quality and at a fraction of the cost.

BTW, I didn't address the field of view issue regarding Naglers vs. orthos
when used with Dobsonian  mounted scopes since the original poster had
already mentioned it.  I suppose I should have discussed the effects of
fully multi-coated lens elements as Jeff Medkeff did later.

To compound things further planetary imager extraordinare Don Parker swears
by Naglers for planetary observing!

Dave Mitsky