6" 1982 edmund scientific reflector
Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:12 PM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:13 PM
Regardless, I'm sure its a fine scope.
Keith (BTW, you been gettin' my PMs, or have I been screwing that up somehow, too?)
Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:30 PM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:13 PM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:17 PM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:36 PM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:44 PM
I donated this to the county I live in astronomy program and someone else painted it white.
Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:58 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:03 AM
Soon as I got rid of it I became scopeless and felt remorse giving it away. It's new home is but 3 miles from here should I need to go visit.
When I went there to go take this picture, the black cover in the above picture was laying on the floor and the E/Ps, and filters were just covered in dust strewn about a work bench.
Made me somewhat mad seeing something that was in mint condition when they got it be abused the way it is.
If I could have taken it back I would have.
The other thing that was gone was the 80mm finder scope I put on it,, I found out the person who did the make-over and he told me it was just too big so I took it off and gave it away.
The finderscope was a regular full fledged short F/L telescope was a great completely on its own and should have stayed with the other scope,, even as a seperate scope to view thru.
Good cause , bad caretakers
Never do that again Manny
Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:07 AM
No Keith no pm's.
I'm gonna send a short one, just to see if you get it. I've sent several over the last week or two. Let me know if you get this test one.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:02 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:57 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:21 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:13 AM
Mine was red, but I did sand it down and repaint it with as close of match as I could find because it had some gouges in it. The 8" is completely repainted (beige and red) because it was in horrible shape (got it for $50). The 6" was and still is in mint condition, though the complete set of RKEs that came with it needed a little cleaning.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:20 AM
Wow your not a Edmund fan are you?
The 8" f/5 yoke mounted equatorial is one of the coolest scopes I've ever seen. I'd keep it as much for its industrial design as for its usability. That got me keen on Edmunds, after which I bought the other two scopes. In comparison, the 4.25" has a cheap feel to it and I've been trying to unload it for what I paid/put into it. The 6" is a good, solid scope, except for the focuser & finder, but just doesn't have the panache that the 8" does.
Strange though.. after buying the first one, hunting down the other two had an addictive element to it. That's passed, but it was fun to feel so excited about a classic line for a bit. - j