Hi folks, I've been a happy CN reader for many years, but have never actually posted. For my very first post, I'd like to give back to the community.
I have a Merry Christmas present for a fan of classic Edmund Scientific scopes. Free to a good home -- the 4-1/4" f/10 reflector! Red, of course. I got this, I think around 1977 or so, saved up for it from odd jobs for about half a year (seems like forever when you're a young 7th grader!), I couldn't even wait to save the extra $10 or $20 for the clock drive, and never did get one. Oh well.
Here it is, over 40 years later, I've always hoped to pass it down to someone in the next generation, but could never find a niece or nephew or friend's kid who was interested.
Still the original coatings on the primary and single-stalk secondary, but it still gives a pretty good image. They're currently VERY dusty, I'll let the new happy owner handle the cleaning. There's a good amount of scratches in the paint and even some rust showing through on the mount in many places, but what can ya do.
I'm sorry I can't offer you the 28mm RKE that came with it, that's still my favorite eyepiece I've ever owned, and I'm keeping it! :-)
I'm in the SF Bay Area (Los Altos), if you'd like to come take a look and/or pick it up. Or I often travel between here and Pismo Beach on 101 and I can meet you anywhere reasonably close in between.
Here's a link to more higher-res photos: https://photos.app.g...Wo9Cb7mZBEtZnVA
PM me if you're interested. I don't get on here as often as I'd like, so if I don't answer right away, give me a day or two.
Edited by Dank, 08 December 2020 - 07:51 PM.