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mustgobigger
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Edmund model 4004 CL scope
      #5621329 - 01/13/13 05:53 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

finally went and picked this up.
this thing is so cool looking.
needs some minor work and a few knobs but both drives work
and that joystick is neat also.
here are a few pictures.
ignore that unitron in the background your better off
with a 60mm f/11.


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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621332 - 01/13/13 05:54 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

all the knobs are not the same.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621333 - 01/13/13 05:55 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

some rusty bolts i think easily replaced with chrome.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621335 - 01/13/13 05:56 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

nice photographic focuser.
i think this was a expensive option.


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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621336 - 01/13/13 05:57 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

looks like the first version

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621340 - 01/13/13 05:58 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

who made the optics on this

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621341 - 01/13/13 05:59 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

drive pic_1

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621342 - 01/13/13 06:00 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

drive _2

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621345 - 01/13/13 06:01 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

mirror and cell

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621347 - 01/13/13 06:01 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

controller

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621354 - 01/13/13 06:04 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

funky looking secondary...yea its raining so no first light
tonight.


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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621360 - 01/13/13 06:06 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

caps...my bottom one has a small piece missing.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621366 - 01/13/13 06:10 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

see that thing on far right....homemade red light you stick
in the ground and connect to a battery...looks like an old running light.


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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621369 - 01/13/13 06:12 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

needs new plastic knobs here also.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621373 - 01/13/13 06:15 PM

anyone know if the red levelers were standard on these.
have not seen pictures anywhere like them


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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621480 - 01/13/13 07:21 PM

Nice scope Brian. You are lucky these great scopes pop up around you.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: starman876]
      #5621512 - 01/13/13 07:45 PM

i think this one is worthy of a restore job.
going to give it a first light run before i do anything.
well.... maybe order some knobs and bolts.
my wife loves it...says it looks like its coming in for a landing...


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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621516 - 01/13/13 07:47 PM

When the scope gets approval from the better half you have a winner.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621518 - 01/13/13 07:49 PM

what Unitron in the background. Please, let's see a picture of that also. I hope it is one of those folded refractors. They are great.

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Re: Edmund model 4004 CL scope [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5621528 - 01/13/13 07:53 PM

Brian,

I just checked 5 sets of legs (15 legs) and none have those levelers. I've nevr seen them before. My guess is that they are home spun. I have one set that has one leveler screw for fine alt adjusment, most sets have nothing, and one set has a full array of large swivel casters. That caster set is from an 8" that came directly from Joseph Cocozza's work, through his family, to me. These seem to get modified with custom levelers and casters. The end castings are well set up for that.

Look inside the OTA and see if there are only two holes for the bolts that hold that OAG focuser on. If there are only those bolt holes, and none other for a different focuser, then you have a rare factory original indeed. And I hate using the word 'rare'. I think it's overly abused.
Edit: Ahh yes, you have the earlier version OAG. I'm not sure how that one was mounted. The newer ones only had two bolts.


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