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#1 BHunt

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:12 PM

This is the next to recent addition to my growing telescope collection. The most recent is in a box behind this scope. To be opened tonight. I told the wife its her St Patties day gift. :roflmao: This telescope displayed is a 1982 Edmund 6" reflector I purchased a couple weeks ago. Its a well built scope with a 62lbs stainless multi adjustable tripod with timken roller bearings. Hey Don Bledsoe thats the kinda tripods you like! Hope you enjoy the pics.
Respectfully,
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:13 PM

That OTA sure looks nice, but that yoke looks awefully wobbly...maybe its just me.

Regardless, I'm sure its a fine scope.

Keith (BTW, you been gettin' my PMs, or have I been screwing that up somehow, too?)

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:30 PM

Actually the yoke is solid as a rock with no wobble. Everything is lockable including the pivot underneath the scope. Even dropping the scope to 90 deg the scope is stable. The weight under the scope also slides on a rod for added stabalization forward or back. It also very heavy stainless. The scope is so heavy it actually stabalizes the old clapboard floor underneath it no creeks anymore. My house is an old colonial aka barn. No Keith no pm's.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:52 PM

Wonderful setup! Gotta love those RKEs!!

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:13 PM

The OTA is genuine, but I don't believe that Edmund ever made such a mount. It's not polished and finished. Looks like a homebuilt job. Nicely done, but homebuilt.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, I think I've had a copy of every Edmund catalog from early 60's to the 80's and I don't recall that mount. I remember the red tube 6" having a very different mount than the one pictured.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

You are correct Don. Edmund wouldnt have had invested the time nor the tooling to complete this task especially out of solid stainless stock. Actully this pic was taken before cleaning. All the stainess parts really shine now. I used non residue Shiela shine stainless kitchen cleaning oil on it.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

Is it stainless or aluminum?

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:44 PM

Below is a pic of my old Edmund 6" refelctor and mount.
I donated this to the county I live in astronomy program and someone else painted it white.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:51 PM

It is stainless.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:58 PM

Nice scope Manny. And that was very kind of you to donate it to such a good cause.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:03 AM

Bill, I was in a Mustgo mood and needed to get rid of it as it was just in the way of my complete around the house interior remodel. The last time it was used was when Hale Bopp came by.
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

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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.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:02 PM

Manny that being the case I would have loaded it back in the car! Most people today are like that disrespectfull and very irresponsible.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 03:05 PM

Got it keith.
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:57 PM

My 6" is on long-term loan to my dad. I'm sure he'll take good care of it, but I really just hope he uses it. I'm guessing the 6" was from the late 70's perhaps 80.. 81. It had the same mount as Manny's and a lousy Astroscan type rubber roller focuser (which I replaced with an older 1.25" Edmund R&P. It's a nice scope, but that finder... it's not so good.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:54 PM

Wow your not a Edmund fan are you?
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:21 PM

Is that 4 1/4"er's red tube the original color? I thought those were white.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:13 AM

Edmund changed their entire line over to red and beige in the 70's.

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.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:20 AM

Wow your not a Edmund fan are you?
Bill


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

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:31 PM

can i come over?


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