Resurrecting an old thread, here, just to say thank you to the author for setting up this "index". I just bought a used Astroscan (it arrives tomorrow) as my reintroduction to stargazing. Had an edmund 4 1/4 refractor (non richest field) when I was in high school, but never really got into the hobby. Was always fascinated with the concept of a RFT, and I'm wondering now if I had started with this scope back then if I would have keep going with the hobby - I was too lazy to drag that bigger scope around (with the classic Edmunds cast iron stand) so never used it that much and lost interest.
Anyway, 40+ years later I finally bought my first Astroscan, and am looking forward to learning anew.