Edmund Scientific 4.25" WF Pre-Astroscan Serial #?
Posted 06 October 2005 - 03:01 PM
Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:03 PM
You are not being ignored, I'm not aware of a short focal length Edmund 4.25 prior to the Astroscan. I've been going through my seventies era catalogs and all I've found is the f10 model. Do you have a picture? I can say that my 6" did not have a serial number sticker on the tube.
Posted 16 October 2005 - 09:40 AM
It's an interesting little scope but there are definite design "flaws" that were worked out in later models.
Posted 16 October 2005 - 07:38 PM
My Chinese made Astroscan has a sticker with the serial number at the location you pointed out. If that has not changed, then you certainly do have an early production.
I remember looking at them at the store when they first came out. About a year later I bought my 6" there. My Spring '77 catalog with a 1976 copyright also just calls it the "No. 2001" But by 1979 Edmund was calling it the Astroscan.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:46 PM
I remember looking at them at the store when they first came out.
I miss the Barrington store, that was my Disney World
Posted 18 October 2005 - 12:14 PM
I spent hours drifting through the side warehouse where ther were just piles of surplus optics lying on card tables etc. to be picked up for what now would seem like chump change.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 01:36 PM
My Spring '77 catalog with a 1976 copyright also just calls it the "No. 2001" But by 1979 Edmund was calling it the Astroscan.