Sunday, January 3, 2010

If You Have To Ask The Price...

If You Have To Ask The Price...

You can't afford it. The latest print catalog from Orion Telescopes arrived, and offered 36", 40", and 50" reflectors. And no, the print catalog coyly avoided listing the prices. The price tags vary from $55,600 to $123,000--and curiously enough, shipping is promised directly from "the North American factory."

Yes, a little out of my price tag.

If you want evidence that America is a wealthier country than it was when I was young--telescopes this size used to be considered world class research tools that only the very largest and most well-funded universities would own.

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