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8" Edmund fork mounted Newt.

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#1 ngc2289

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:26 PM

A Edmund 8" red tube fork mounted Newt. has just come up for sale on E-Bay! :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:20 PM

got a link?

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:23 PM

Sorry do not know how to do the link thing. :shrug: :confused:

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:26 PM

I would just do a search for a vintage Edmund telescope on E-Bay. :)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:34 PM

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http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=220126903502


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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:42 PM

From the photos, that is the 6" f6 model, not the 8" f5. I had a 6" f5 on that mount that I had overhauled some time ago and it was more of a pain to use than a GEM by far. Optics were nice once I cut off the secondary from the epoxy bonding it to metal and reattached with RTV, that cured a severe case of temperature change induced astigmatism.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:46 PM

Did you notice he put the finder on backwards. :foreheadslap: :)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:25 PM

I agree with Dave -- I think that's the 6" f/6.

I might have a chance to go look at that in person next week if I have to go to Kansas City...

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:24 PM

Why not?....He's got it aimed at the floor also! What is it about scopes aimed at floors?...drives me nuts! :foreheadslap: :foreheadslap:Mike

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:34 PM

Confirmed that it is the 6" f/6. I had the seller measure it.

It's a shame -- for $299 the 8" would have been worth it...


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