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#476 John Rogers

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:10 PM

Here are some more photos detailing the Deluxe Optical Alignment Telescope:

 

Infinity focus position:

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Minimum focus (20-inches):

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Telescope diameter:

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Weight:

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#477 Bob Myler

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:44 PM

John, PM sent.....



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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:30 PM

The older ones like my 5/8” shaft Edmund GEM from 1966 used sawed off nails set in drill holes in 5/8” shaft collars for the setting circle indicators. They weren’t tapped and threaded, just pushed into slightly smaller drill holes.

I had some of those here. I thought there would still be one at least but found nothing. It is a little thinner so I could even inventory what's here. I had a few of those nail versions but none in the concrete room. I know I had more than one nail type at one time but nothing so I don't know.


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 05:25 PM

You can easily pick out the Moonscope finder (deluxe finder for the 8 inch in the early years)  in the pictures above.  The newer deluxe finder is slightly longer.

 

The eyepiece on the left below is the Kellner that came with the later model.  The middle eyepiece is the same Kellner without the eyeguard and the eyepiece on the right is the original Erfle with helical focuser that came with the Moonscope.

PawPaw,

 

Is the OD of the 30mm Kellner larger than 2" or has it been reduced to 2.0"



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Posted 04 March 2020 - 08:56 AM

PawPaw,

 

Is the OD of the 30mm Kellner larger than 2" or has it been reduced to 2.0"

John...Am out of town when I get home will check.   I know they milled down the kellner a small amount to fit in the Auxillary scope.  


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 03:24 PM

The older ones like my 5/8” shaft Edmund GEM from 1966 used sawed off nails set in drill holes in 5/8” shaft collars for the setting circle indicators. They weren’t tapped and threaded, just pushed into slightly smaller drill holes.

 

 

I had some of those here. I thought there would still be one at least but found nothing. It is a little thinner so I could even inventory what's here. I had a few of those nail versions but none in the concrete room. I know I had more than one nail type at one time but nothing so I don't know.

I get some issues keeping track, see if this helps, found this Edmund labeled box trying to get some scope work done that doesn't get done. It's probably nudged around but not really moved in a year or so and no vouching for before that. I just found it getting other pictures.

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 03:26 PM

inside,  Edmund inventory soon. I can now get a summation I think.

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

Good day to start out with an Edmund......I was surprised the Voyager fit the tripod made for their diminutive 3 inch reflector.  I just had to squeeze the forks together slightly. Now I can setup quickly and have an adjustable mount.  

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:05 AM

the little 63mm Voyager has quite the lens     just amazing what it shows


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 09:18 AM

I always thought it would make a good photo guide scope.  Designed by Dr David Rank the objective is actually 63.5mm  F/8 with a nice bright field of view.  I believe the objective is still offered by Edmund Optics.  


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:43 AM

just starting to use the one I got 5 weeks ago...   it is so sharp  and It is so easy to use   

  the other night I picked it up off the car hood  and held it in my hand like a rifle scope and I was able to see M42 spectacularly...

 

 

 

p.s.     The Edmund red color has really grown on me

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:18 PM

I'm no longer doing a lot of documenting like this any more but it was all here so all the boxes open and out again.  Edmund bought Anchor right around 1958, just up front of the new Edmund grey pier line up. Here's the group, Anchor in black, the thick circles on left, and the nail pointers in the box.  

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:19 PM

had two photos, a little more angle on this one.

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 10:31 AM

 

just starting to use the one I got 5 weeks ago...   it is so sharp  and It is so easy to use   

  the other night I picked it up off the car hood  and held it in my hand like a rifle scope and I was able to see M42 spectacularly...

 

 

 

p.s.     The Edmund red color has really grown on me

Great telescope. I had one for a while, and ended up selling it to a guy in Alaska. Big mistake. It's pretty much why I don't sell scopes anymore.

the thing that bugged me was that table top mount. It looked great but it functioned poorly. No zenith? Come on! 

Edmund Voyager 6001

 


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 11:45 AM

Great telescope. I had one for a while, and ended up selling it to a guy in Alaska. Big mistake. It's pretty much why I don't sell scopes anymore.

the thing that bugged me was that table top mount. It looked great but it functioned poorly. No zenith? Come on! 

It definitely deserves a better mount. A Unitron 114 alt-az mount would be perfect!


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 12:03 PM

I always thought that Mayflower Fork Alt-Az would be a good match too. You get to keep the fork- mount asthtetics that way.


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 12:23 PM

I bought a Vixen rail that has a couple of threaded 1/4x20 holes and drilled two holes to attach my Voyager where it screws to the cradle. Used a bit of the fuzzy side of velcro to pad where it contacts the tube.  But mostly I just use the tabletop fork.

 

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 12:48 PM

I always thought that Mayflower Fork Alt-Az would be a good match too. You get to keep the fork- mount asthtetics that way.

That would be cool but would the tube fit? The Edmund looks like a larger diameter.


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 12:57 PM

That would be cool but would the tube fit? The Edmund looks like a larger diameter.

Check post # 483 above.  You find these mounts now and then and it works both as an Altaz and a crude equitorial.



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 08:57 AM

Check post # 483 above.  You find these mounts now and then and it works both as an Altaz and a crude equitorial.

If you re-read my comment, you will see that it concerns a comment specifically about the Mayflower model 814 fork mount which has a built-in clamshell, not the Edmund fork. The reason being, that the Mayflower tubes (like RAO, HOC, and Swift 839 tubes) were smaller in diameter than for example Unitron, Takahashi, Zeiss, and N-K tubes. The Edmund Voyager appears to use a bigger tube. If so, the Mayflower mount’s clamshell wouldn’t fit.


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 03:22 PM

had two photos, a little more angle on this one.

Had this rather odd, grainy 8mm sepia image form in my head of you scurrying about in bathrobe and slippers, opening boxes and posing mounts, AP. You appeared quite intent.

 

Like the 'praying mantis' look in #483.

 

Like your 'dark' look, Terra. Makes me feel 'cringey' - nice, very nice.

 

 

I may have caused some confusion (imagine that!).  This is my Edmund 4" refractor's mount & tripod (with the pre-restored Mogey 3 riding on it):

 

attachicon.gifMogey 3 on Edmund GEM S03.jpg

 

The mount I posted earlier was a pass-through that I bought mainly to get the WWI military tripod & hub.  It was advertised as an Edmund, but the seller didn't know for sure...

Nice mount, JayDubyah - functional, slow-hand simplicity. Worth plaigerizing in a contemp form.

 

Be well, please.


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 07:33 PM

A little on the Edmund Scientific Factory Store:

http://www.sjthings....-factory-store/

 

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