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actionhac
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6343853 - 01/29/14 06:23 PM

The Orion rings are very tight. I removed the felt and the rings fit.
I then thought I would stretch the rings by squeezing them in a vice and broke one but I repaired the brake and can now use felt. Its odd I could squeeze one and not the other but I don't recommend doing that.
I was going to look at Stellarvue rings if I remember correctly they have a 106 or 104mm.

You will love your new Edmund its a superb lens and a perfect size. Mine is my most used scope and my favorite telescope.

Robert


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dawsonian2000
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6343860 - 01/29/14 06:26 PM

Quote:

Thank you Robert. I wanted one of these when I was a kid and kind of forgot about it. Then when I saw your thread a year or two ago, I started hankering for one again. This one was Brian's (Mustgobigger). Its the one that had been at a government missile firing range and he got it in auction last year, cleaned it up and repainted it. Do you know if regular 100mm Orion tube rings will fit. I measured the tube and its 103mm in dia.

Here's another pic:




I would surmise that the 100mm Orion tube rings would be too small by a pinch. Robert may have a better suggestion.

Mel


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Perseus_m45
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: actionhac]
      #6343862 - 01/29/14 06:28 PM

awesome scope terra..
mike h


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dawsonian2000
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6343865 - 01/29/14 06:30 PM

The 116mm Orion rings may work with some additional felt. But, I am sure there are better alternatives; some more expensive.

Mel


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fjs
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: fjs]
      #6343881 - 01/29/14 06:33 PM

Posting by phone makes me look even more an idiot.

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photiost
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: fjs]
      #6343917 - 01/29/14 06:47 PM

Nice scope !

One of our members here has one with ( I think) the original mount - he is not planning on letting this beauty go any time soon.

Is that the original focuser ?



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bremms
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: photiost]
      #6344017 - 01/29/14 08:15 PM

Red Edmund, Sweet. That should be the really good Rank lens. Wanted one of the white tubes way back.

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actionhac
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: bremms]
      #6344028 - 01/29/14 08:20 PM

Terra I think I was going to look into these 105's:
http://www.stellarvue.com/rings.html
I haven't had a chance to do that yet.

Terra in the lens photo it looks like the aperture is stopped down with a cardboard diaphragm?

Robert


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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: actionhac]
      #6344070 - 01/29/14 08:40 PM

Hi Robert. I had the lens out today and cleaned it. I believe that is just the back of the cell but I will recheck it. I thought the Orion ones would be to tight. I will either get the SV rings (thanks for the link) or a set of Parallax rings (they are actually 4 bucks cheaper and made for 4 inches/102mm. I will call both places before I order.i am very much looking forward to giving the scope a good workout. Its F15 but doesn't seem all that long and the tube is fairly light.

Thanks Mel, Robert, Mike, Bob, Marc, and Frank. I will post more about the scope in the next day or so.


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terraclarke
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6344081 - 01/29/14 08:46 PM

Here is Brian's original thread on the scope from last August. It has a very interesting history.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6037012/page...

Marc, it's not a Rank objective as it's an early Edmund for inch from around 1960 or so. It was an original Edmund white tube 4 inch like the ones I remember from the catalogs as a kid. It's been repainted Edmund red.

Terra


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DAVIDG
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6344088 - 01/29/14 08:51 PM

Did someone put an aperture stop just behind the objective or is that the way the cell is designed ? It looks like it as been stopped down by almost an inch in aperture.

- Dave


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DAVIDG
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: DAVIDG]
      #6344094 - 01/29/14 08:54 PM

After looking at the original thread by Brian, the cardbaord tube baffles may have slid forward in shipping.

- Dave


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photiost
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: DAVIDG]
      #6344114 - 01/29/14 09:06 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

OK I dug up some images of the 4in Edmund that a member brought to our outings last summer.

As I said previously I "believe" this is the original mount that came with the scope.

Also note the Cell and focuser color

I remember this scope gave some very impressive images of Saturn.

Nice classic long f/l instruments !
.


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photiost
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: photiost]
      #6344118 - 01/29/14 09:07 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

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ngc2289
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: dawsonian2000]
      #6344126 - 01/29/14 09:10 PM

Terra why don't you check out Scope Stuff. Scope Stuff has a pretty good assortment of ring sizes.

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bremms
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: DAVIDG]
      #6344130 - 01/29/14 09:14 PM

Noticed the same thing. Baffle must have slid in shipping. Every refractor I build, I seem to fret about the baffles.

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AstroPhys
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: bremms]
      #6344205 - 01/29/14 10:19 PM

Very nice. Congratulations!
So what do snowflakes look like through it?
Above zero F tonight for the first time in a week.
I've been watching crows and treetop squirrel nests today about a half mile away. At least I was able to play with eyepieces and other stuff. That was nice.


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starman876
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: AstroPhys]
      #6344221 - 01/29/14 10:28 PM

Terra

Is that black plastic dew shield original. I have a red tasco like that with that black dewshield. I almost tossed it.


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roscoe
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? new [Re: AstroPhys]
      #6344233 - 01/29/14 10:35 PM

Now, I could swear I remember you posting just a few weeks ago that you were done collecting for a while, that you had the classics you wanted, and were indeed downsizing........

"I was a scopeaholic, I am a scopeaholic, I will always be a scopeaholic....there is indeed no hope for me......"

Nice one, though.....and it matches the tablecloth, too!
R


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starman876
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Re: Hummmmm, what could this be? [Re: roscoe]
      #6344249 - 01/29/14 10:44 PM

Oh this is only the beginning for Terra

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