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#1 Preston Smith

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 10:58 PM

Hello!

I've been collecting information on the 7TE-5. I have one that I have been working on (needs a lot of work) and I just got a second one off of Ebay tonight Ebay # 170107935828.

Does anyone have a scanned document somewhere out there of the original manual?

Thanx!

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 11:06 PM

I think I have that in the scope I just got

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:23 AM

Great! :grin:

Do you have a scanner? :bow:

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:45 AM

I'd like to get a copy too !

I do have 10TE instructions that I can offer.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:19 AM

Preston,

Is this the same Preston I sold the Halleyscope to?

If so, how goes the project?

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

FWIW - most of the documentation that came with older Tasco stuff is the same "World Beyonds" booklet and moon map type of inserts. Each scope came with it's own individual assembly sheet or set-up manual, but this was typically just a 2-4 page foldout written in poor English. ;)

If you can find almost any Tasco kit of the same era as the one you are seeking, then you will have most of the documentation. The trick is finding that one foldout/pamphlet that is specific to your model.

#6 Preston Smith

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:20 PM

Hi Mike!

Yep that's me. :usa:

The Halleyscope article is moving slowly behind the Edmund Scientific Voyager F8 refractor article. That one is going full guns and should be out in June. I'm really excited about it. Edmund had accidently thrown out all the history on the scope so there was a lot of detective work needed on my part.

BTW - the Voyager is a real sleeper scope from an optics perspective.....:watching:

Preston Smith
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:56 PM

Hi Preston,

Is it true that Edmund refractors utilized Unitron objective glass? That is what I heard. One does not see too many Edmund refractors - as opposed to the ever present red-tube reflectors which are in every other attic in America (and most basements as well) ...I can't wait to read about it. :)

Be sure to let us know when the article is ready!

And if you have any photos of your other classic scope gear, we are all eyes! ;)

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:04 PM

Well,

All I am going to say in this thread is that the Voyager refractor's objective was designed by Dr. David Rank (of RKE eyepiece fame) and made by Edmund here in the U.S.

Maybe it's time for me to start a new thread on this topic and get more info for my article! :question:

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:03 PM

<Is it true that Edmund refractors utilized Unitron objective glass?>

I asked Dad this a while back (he used to work there). Not that he was aware of.

Keith

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:59 PM

Keith,
Your Dad should write the book!
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 07:34 AM

Maybe it's time for me to start a new thread on this topic and get more info for my article!


Yes, please do!

As you can see, I was horribly misinformed about the source of Edmund refractor objectives! I guess that is how rumors get started. ;)

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:40 AM

Sorry I have been swamed out I will get the tasco box down this weekend


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