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Classic Edmund Astroscan 2001 SERIAL NUMBER REGISTRY -- Add Your Info Here

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#51 DLuders

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:38 AM

I've found this "Antares astroscan" on a marketplace  here in Italy. I think it's an original Astroscan.

 

1. What is the Serial Number of that telescope? When looking in through the front "window", you can see a colored sticker where the eyepiece focuser is.
2. Is the telescope "Made in USA" or "Made in Japan"? The carry strap has two bolt holes on the side; by looking underneath the strap's metal tabs, one can see the manufacturer location stamped into the side of the red ABS plastic.
3. Both of these items have an effect on the value and optical quality of the telescope. Please advise; thank you.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:13 AM

1. What is the Serial Number of that telescope? When looking in through the front "window", you can see a colored sticker where the eyepiece focuser is.
2. Is the telescope "Made in USA" or "Made in Japan"? The carry strap has two bolt holes on the side; by looking underneath the strap's metal tabs, one can see the manufacturer location stamped into the side of the red ABS plastic.
3. Both of these items have an effect on the value and optical quality of the telescope. Please advise; thank you.

Hi,

I'm going to buy it on the market place. It is not in my hand. I have already the number 5027.



#53 M_athias

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:37 PM

Hi, here is my Astroscan:
Serial no: 48300
Made in USA
Dealer: Intercon Spacetec, Augsburg, Germany
Date of purchase: July 28, 1997
Price was 760,87 DM (not EUR!) plus 15% VAT = 875,00 DM

PDF of an old ICS catalogue from 2006 includes two pages about the Astroscan:
https://www.intercon...onomie_2006.pdf
See Pages 154,155


Edited by M_athias, 27 October 2018 - 05:32 PM.


#54 M_athias

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 05:13 PM

Astroscan #48300
Astroscan #48300
Astroscan #48300
Astroscan #48300


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 05:56 PM

Hi,

My second hand Astroscan:

 

- Serial number: 8540850, white square label.

- MADE IN JAPAN: around bolt holes.

- Draw tube: Black.

- Date of purchase: 1985/1986 confused1.gif

- Price: confused1.gif


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#56 John Rogers

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

Here is serial number 152 that is in the Company Seven collection:  http://www.company7.com/c7news.html

 

According to their website, the telescope was first sold in September 1976.  Three thousand were ordered and the first 2000 had been delivered by December 1976.  Your spreadsheet suggests that the first 3000 may have been delivered before Christmas.


Edited by John Rogers, 30 January 2019 - 12:39 PM.


#57 John Rogers

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:54 PM

The original production Astroscan had the "Edmund Scientific Company - Pat Pending" logo on the glass plate.  Does anyone know when it changed to the red color  "Astroscan"?



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:36 AM

The original production Astroscan had the "Edmund Scientific Company - Pat Pending" logo on the glass plate.  Does anyone know when it changed to the red color  "Astroscan"?

The photo below shows the "Edmund Scientific Co. - Pat. Pending" on the center of the optical window:

 

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When you refer to the "red color Astroscan", do you mean something like the picture below (with the Patent Number on it)?    tounge.gif

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 09:53 AM

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Here is a photo of it.

 

Interesting to note.  I have one (Orange sticker 41178) that is identical to yours but  "PAT. No. D247,854" instead of "PAT.PEND."   So, there are different variations out there.  Perhaps this would be a good attribute to add to the spreadsheet?

 



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:51 AM

I've found an Astrocan on ebay, to replace the one my dad and I had when I was a kid (which my brother gave a way or threw away or whatever.)

 

It's beat up looking, but the optics seem fine.  Not that I've had a chance to check yet.

 

Details:

 

Serial: 16854 (White Sticker)

 

There is a silver sticker (that's come off) that says:

 

Edmund Scientific Co.

Barrington, N.J.

ASTROSCAN 2001

PAT. NO D 247854

 

No other details.  I assume it's a earlier made in the USA one... someone's put a 6x30 finder on it.

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:06 AM

My wife has S/N 18833, which is hand-written on a white oval sticker. The secondary mount has the red lettering and Pat. Pend. The draw tube is silver. There is a square ES sticker on the outside near the front. The lens cover has the recessed EDMUND lettering. We got it second hand at Stellafane in 1988, with just the base and no other accessories. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 01:32 PM

Just in case you're still updating your registry, here are my details:

 

White label with handwritten serial number 10821. Additional green round sticker present.

Telescope bought in October 1978.

Cost $169.95 plus $1 handling and shipping from US to a APO address in West Germany.

No 'Made in ...' markings, only the Barrington, New Jersey on the secondary mirror mounting.

Tube is chrome. 

 

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:34 AM

My latest acquisition. It’s headed to a scopeless friend in MI. Pretty late model, I’d say. S/N in album.

https://flickr.com/p...157677798625887

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

Hi,

 

My Astroscan in Argentina:

 

- Serial number: 42585, orange label.

- MADE IN USA: around bolt holes.

- Draw tube: Black.

- Date of purchase: ????

- Price: ??????

 

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Good collimation after coining the primary with 2 cork wedges in the space between the two internal counterweights.


Edited by criswille, 14 May 2019 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:35 AM

1. Serial number #52954 - white rectangular sticker with black printed number
2. "Made in USA" imprinted around the bolt holes (plus sticker on the tube with a slightly different design than the one shown in Mathias' post)
3. Purchasing date & place: must have been around the end of 1999 or early 2000 in the US

4. Purchasing Price: around 250 US$? I don’t recall exactly, but I mail-ordered from Edmund, and they had a “special" (millennium?) sale at that time

5. Focussing Tube Finish: black

 

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 07:59 AM

Hello everyone

 

I updated the database that DLuders started. I introduced about 10 new instruments and uploaded it here:

 

http://www.mediafire...stry2.xlsx/file


Edited by criswille, 01 August 2019 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

Found my Astroscan in the attic.  I bought it in 1978 when I graduated college from the store in Barrington, NJ as it was only 8 miles from my house (so May/June 1978 I think?)  The serial number is 10372, hand-written in red on a white oval label.  The focus tube is chrome.  I have the original stand, shoulder strap and tripod attachment.  While the body and accessories are in very good shape, the primary mirror is not in good shape, and either needs a good cleaning or replacement, the secondary I can't really tell (sigh - never put a telescope in an attic).


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 10:58 AM

 Here is mine for the list 

 Serial #112 Hand written on  a white label 

 Chrome eyepiece tube

  Bought on Ebay  a few weeks ago and the original owner stated it was purchased directly from the Edmund store in NJ sometime before Christmas in 1976 when they first started selling them.  There is also no label on the optical window that covers the area were the diagonal is was glued on and no sign that there ever was one.  I believe this was because at the time it was made there still was no official  name for it. It also came with a black colored 28mm RKE eyepiece. 

Here is link to how I repaired it. It now works very well. https://www.cloudyni...ir#entry9771938

 

                    - Dave 

 

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:52 PM

Here is my Astroscan Serial Number:

20191207 144108

48072.  Has Made In USA on the lugs and sticker on the side indicating specifically Barrington NJ.

I purchased it in 1997.  Actually, my dad and I purchased it together as a birthday present for me and a Fathers Day gift for him. I don't remember the exact cost, but $312 US sticks in my mind for some reason, so let's use that.  I know it came with The 28mm RKE,  and maybe the 2.5x barlow too. The drawtube is black. Edmund Scientifics, as I recall, would offer the scope with different accessory packages from year to year. I think the barlow was part of the package that year?

 

The scope has introduced many friends and relatives to Jupiter, Saturn and the moon.  It's still a crowd-pleaser at public astronomy events and with kids, and did a great job as our "big screen" solar projection scope during the August 2017 eclipse.  I actually have it in the car now, as we travel with it quite a bit....

20191207 144137
20191207 144220
20191207 144231
20170821 134109

 

 


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 12:17 PM

Just found my Astroscan in the basement, so I’ll add it to the list. #26451, blue dot, NO location around the strap nuts. Black focusing tube, RKE 28mm has the red band. Purchased secondhand in the early 2000’s, and I know basically nothing about telescopes yet. Would love a better idea of how old it is, since it doesn’t have either the US or Japan marks.

 

Needs a good cleanup—no mildew, some dust, but the inside of the front glass is a bit foggy looking. 
 

Edit: confirmed with Scientifics Direct this morning that they do still service these. Price of $71.95 includes cleaning, collimation, and return shipping. Now I just need to figure out how to get it safely across the country...advice welcome!

 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:47 PM

Now I just need to figure out how to get it safely across the country...advice welcome!

Recommend buying a plastic bin from your local Department Store, wrapping the telescope with Bubble Wrap, and mailing the tub to Scientifics Direct.  The Astroscan telescope is very tough, and will survive the trip easily.  Welcome to Cloudy Nights, by the way!  smile.gif     


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:54 PM

Recommend buying a plastic bin from your local Department Store, wrapping the telescope with Bubble Wrap, and mailing the tub to Scientifics Direct.  The Astroscan telescope is very tough, and will survive the trip easily.  Welcome to Cloudy Nights, by the way!  smile.gif     

Thanks! Sounds like my best bet. Looking down into it, the secondary mirror is chipped on the edges, and Scientifics Direct doesn’t repair/replace those as they don’t have any in stock. So I think before I go any further, I probably need to locate a replacement part to ship along with the Astroscan. Will be stalking ads here and on Ebay, I guess.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 04:21 PM

Mine is serial number 2008, bought second hand (or third, or fourth...).  In addition to the white sticker, there is also a green sticker above it. 

 

The focuser tube is chrome. 

 

It came with a 1&1/8th" eyepiece and a barlow of sorts.  The sticker on the front plate simply says Edmund Scientific Company, with their logo and pat pend. 

 

There are no indications where it was made, except that the threaded insert for accepting the (missing) lower strap connector says "molly jack",  

 

So what's the most valuable attribute of these ?

 

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