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Edmund Scientific Astroscan very pretty, very clean 1999 Sold!

Price - $155.00

Ad Number: 223925

Posted: 23 Sep 2020

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Finally ready to part with another telescope.....This is a 1999 Edmund Scientific Astroscan. Aside from not coming with the 28mm RKE (or plossl) it is complete. It will come with the front dust lid, dust cap for the 1.25" focuser, cast aluminum landing pad, locking screw for the landing pad, carry strap, carry strap (and other accessories) large locking knobs, and the original warranty card, which is now expired, but cool to have.

This 105mm f/445mm compact reflector is probably the MOST fun small reflector you can ever come across. I cannot tell you how badly I wanted one as teen, but $350+ back then was way out of my mowing lawns-and-washing cars budget. Even with good grades, birthdays and Christmas monies, still not enough (LOL!).

You can remove the lock screw on the underside of the scope and move it around like a ball-socket dobsonian. No matter the size eyepiece you are using, it stays put. Sweeps of the Milky Way, Orion's Sword region, the center of Auriga, Sagittarius star cloud region, and M45 are loads of voyaging entertainment with the RKE line. Plossls and orthoscopics do outstanding work as well as the somewhat elusive Skywatcher LETs. Standard kellners, huygens, ramsdens, erfles, and konigs do not do so well because you are using a f/4.25 optical system.

And at that we must keep in mind that the Astroscan is a low power super power for sure. It is NOT for fine planetary study! Placed in good skies and operated to its design, you, and especially kids, will have buckets of fun.

Cosmetics are very excellent on ALL of this setup and collimation is excellent to this day. Focuser is smooth and perfect. The red ABS body is vibrant glossy in appearance with NO paint fade or ultraviolet damages. No chips or bad scratches.
Optics are excellent on the primary (with light dust), very excellent on the secondary, and the flat optical window is in solid excellent condition with no issues to report. No cleaning required before use.

Price doesn't include shipping. Will ship to anyone anywhere.


  • Condition excellent
  • Location Veradale, WA

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