Ok, I lied.
That was not my last posting for this thread.
The 200ED has been reinstalled back outside but is now riding on a really nice example of the Losmandy Titan. It certainly looks the part but it also walks the talk as it's a very, very nice combination with the Titan's pointing and tracking accuracy every bit the equal of the MI-250 before it (which I still have...it ain't going nowhere soon). One very nice thing is that the assembly sits up about 6-7" higher than before which means when pointed at zenith, the eyepiece is also a very nicely appreciated 6-7" further off of the ground. Putting the Telegizmos 365 cover on or taking it off was no problem with the additional height.
Because of the in focus DPAC images, during system check out I specifically set out to hunt down evidence of the aspheric zone you see in the in-focus DPAC images above. I didn't find any such indication in any of the star testing at high power either close to, or really racked far from, focus. Everything looked just fine, really good actually. Even really close to each side of focus, just a few diffraction rings out, the first ring looked identical on each side with a very smooth and even decent down through focus and out on the other side. Just wonderful. Yes, the chromatic differences between each side of focus are readily visible with different color tints in the diffraction rings but there was no visually detectable coma or astigmatism...none, even over 300x. And I looked for them.
Now I would have bet money that I could pick out that aspheric zone, but, like I said, I couldn't. So it seems its affect on the overall wave front is much smaller than the in focus image in green DPAC image, especially the higher contrast one, which would indicate. Maybe that's because it's fairly broad and very smooth but the bottom line is it looks far worse that it really is.