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Edmund Scientific Voyager 6001 focuser?

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#1 dwmedic

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 12:46 PM

Hello All,

 

I have an Edmund Scientific Voyager 6001 refractor that I found. It's going to be a project scope. It's jut the OTA so I plan on putting it in some rings. My question is the finder stalk is broke and I am wanting to remove it. I can not reach the nuts holding it on from the objective side. Does anyone know how to remove the focuser? It doesn't seem to want to budge and before I do anything I want to check and see if anyone knows how it's attached? Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 12 December 2023 - 03:38 AM

Hello All,

 

I have an Edmund Scientific Voyager 6001 refractor that I found. It's going to be a project scope. It's jut the OTA so I plan on putting it in some rings. My question is the finder stalk is broke and I am wanting to remove it. I can not reach the nuts holding it on from the objective side. Does anyone know how to remove the focuser? It doesn't seem to want to budge and before I do anything I want to check and see if anyone knows how it's attached? Thanks in advance.

 

Clear Skies

 

Derek

I had one, but cannot remember how to/if the focuser can be removed.  Responding to bump this back up and see if it catches a more knowledgeable person's eye. 

 

I will say I wish I would have kept mine.  But, I feel that way about almost ALL the scopes I have fiddled with and then sold.  Oh well.


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Posted 12 December 2023 - 10:33 AM

My silver tube version had four studs protruding inside, with some kind of press-fitting that was quite strong. I don't recall exactly how I got them off, but it was messy. I think I used combination of a hacksaw blade to cut off the extra protrusion and a long, narrow chisel to get under the fitting and pop it off.

 

The bracket wasn't usable afterward and it needed some touch-up on the interior paint. The goal was to sand it down and paint it white to be a super finder for an Edmund 4" refractor, so it didn't matter. The finder not being removable required a lot of careful masking. I should have epoxied the holes shut, but had limited time to work on it, so I covered them with snap-plugs from McMaster instead. 

 

Chip W. 

 

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Posted 12 December 2023 - 03:33 PM

Thank you for bumping this back up.

 

Hacksaw blade was my thought as well. It's going to be my last resort if I can't figure out the focuser. I'm thinking it may be threaded and that they added some type of adhesive. I'm going to try a heat gun first before the hacksaw. 


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