Presenting the ”Big Three” Edmund Scientific Telescopes! With only minor tweaks remaining, they are ready enough to present here after a long restoration process detailed >HERE<. I want to thank everyone here on Cloudy Nights for all your helpful input. Special thanks need to go out to all those who enabled this project with parts and advice. Big thanks to Neal, (apfever), who responded to my want ad and basically filled my missing parts list! Not to mention all his expert advice having done this before. Then there is Gary, (Garyth64), who gave me a whole mount with drive and extra pedestal! Wow, huge thanks! Thank you Clay Kessler for your fine machining help and for the extra Palomar EQ head!! Those parts came in handy! Still more thanks to Chuck Hards for offering up a set of aluminum setting circles!. Thanks drmedjools also for yet another mount that I will work on when it arrives. Last but not least thanks to everyone here on CN who offered insights with your posts especially clamchip, Tom Kiehl, terraclarke, Bomber Bob, Marc-Andre, and many others!!
OK now for the PICTURES...
First is the before shots of the 8", 6" and 4 1/4" that were sitting in my garage for years. Then the completed restorations!
Edited by licata, 22 March 2019 - 04:49 PM.