Here are two inexpensive ED astro scopes. Right now, there are 100mm
ED spotting scopes on the market. These have f-5 objectives and
pretty decent images using good eyepieces. So how long I wonder will
be before an f-8 astro version comes to light? Will Meade finally
some competition in the inexpensive apo market??

These scopes will never match the TMBs and APs and other top flight
apos, but they should come close enough to things like TeleVue's 100mm
doublets to make the savings seem well worth it. It shouldn't be long
before people with big Dobs and SCTs who have wanted a reasonable 4"
to be able to get one.

Another market niche is being addressed.