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Edmunds 4" Refractor

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 01:18 AM

Anybody know anything about these? I found a used one at a local astro shop. It has been rebuilt including the mount. What should I look for and what kind of questions should I ask If I am interested. At $750 asking price it seems to me like a new scope would be a better deal, unless these were some kind of special.:thinking:
Here is the URL. Check under the used Equip block.
http://www.infobtainers.com/

I have been to this shop a couple of times. They seem like straight up kinda guys. You gotta love an astronomy shop that is open 4pm to midnight, and will let you take anything you want outside to look through. :jump:

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#2 Don W

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 10:42 AM

Hmm.......this is a bit tricky. If it had been restored to its original condition i.e. color and finish, it may be worth $750 to a collector. This one has been painted blue and looks like the legs were refinished in a different shade or color too. Also there seems to be a lot of shiny metal where I would expect a flat color paint.

Optically these were good scopes and gave nice views. Look at the coatings from different angles under the light and see if there is a purple or green tinge indicating that the coatings are still there.


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Posted 12 November 2003 - 02:10 AM

Looks like a very nice scope overall. The mount looks sturdy and the wooden legs definately help. Do they have some sort of a warranty? A good return policy makes all the difference. That way you could see for yourself. I would imagine the images are better at planetary than mine is due to the long focal length. But as far as deep sky views, it might be better to have second scope for that. Seems like a very nice scope to have around. I remember wanting one when I was a kid..lol

A nice collection of scopes....


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