Posted By Steve Lathrop
We will probably have to get donated funds to do this.
I am particularly keen to hear from people with the experience to compare the performance of any suggested scope to that of a 4-inch apo (Televue 102 in my case), which is the standard I'm used to.
My current thinking suggests a mix of Orion 8" dobs for deep sky, and Stellarview refractors for wide fields, and to ease initial difficulties with finding stuff, but I haven't used these. What can you see through them?
What other choices should I be thinking about?
What issues should I be considering that I haven't mentioned?