Does anyone still have one of these eyepieces.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:32 PM
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:38 PM
That eyepiece was used in the Edmund satellite scope, the one with the mirror in front of the objective.
And also the Edmund De-Luxe finder which was standard equipment on the 8"f8 reflector.
I'm sure it was also offered by itself but I don't know how Edmund identified it by itself.
You see the satellite scopes for sale from time to time and you could buy one and borrow the eyepiece for other uses. The De-Luxe finder is more common and less money and basically the same telescope.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:42 PM
There are also two pictures of it on Wikipedia under the heading of "EYEPIECES":
Where it is incorrectly identified as a 51mm eyepiece.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:11 PM
Edmund used to offer it separately as well. I think I paid something like 6 bucks for it as I remember. It was offered in the catalog around where they had those great big erfles that were also war surplus. I had a friend who got one of those and it was huge, even by today's standards. It was painted olive green and must have been close to 3 inches in diameter.
It was the Wiki article where I found the photo of the eyepiece and it totally rekindled my memory of how wonderful it was.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:48 PM
That's it! It's on page 23 of the Edmund Catalog, middle of the hand column. It's the "mounted wide angle Kellner eyepiece" for $4.50. That is exactly the same as the one I had. It's just slightly over 2 inches in diameter. Says its a Kellner but also says "two cemented achromats"- sounds more like a plossl. It was a great eyepiece. Wish I still had it.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:01 PM
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