Josh here - new as a poster, a fan of CN for years. I just hit the best yard sale ever, picking up four scopes, one of them being a 60's (?) Edmund Scientific Palomar Jr. 4.25" f/10. It's complete - except the finderscope. Does anyone have any recommendations on either a direct replacement, or a close match? It's such a great design, would love to keep it as close to stock as possible.
Also, I'm new to the classic scope game. I was blown away by lunar views through this piece. From my understanding, it's a 60's build (white tube on a massive EQ mount, wooden tripod legs), spherical mirror, single stalk prism secondary with a clock drive (that for some reason wasn't letting me move in the RA axis no matter how I fiddled with the clutch. I unbolted the motor with the intention of fixing this soon.)
I could be wrong about all of this - any input is greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much, and clear skies.