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Home > Auctions > Astromart Auctions > Telescope - Catadioptric > Auction #19619

Edmund Scientific Astroscan needs A LOT of love
Auction No.: 19619
Started: 3/14/2017
Ended: 3/21/2017 12:19:59 AM
Ending Bid: $23.00 Harold Banker
Bids: 7 Bids [View History]
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Okay, so first off, I don't know if this is an Astroscan2001 or the newer variant, simply "Astroscan". I can't find any Japanese indications nor the green circular sticker in the focuser. Serial number is 14668; maybe that will help.

You need to know right now that this scope IS NOT in any condition to be used. The secondary mirror came loose and has been captured with heavy duty tape to keep it from continuing to rattle around inside the ota.
Now why would I leave tape on the secondary mirror? Well, I have no way to crack this tube open to pull it out and you CANNOT force pull the secondary out through the focusing aperture. It won't work. So this will take some skill which I am not patient enough to incorporate.

The coatings on both mirrors have some small scratches and a small area on the side of the secondary has a chip (from what I can see). No chips on the primary or corrector. More than anything, the inside optics are dusty, dirty, and fogged in areas. There may be coating loss due to age or it just might be very heavy dust. It is tough for me to judge. LOOK closely at the photos and you decide.

The tube itself is fine. Normal use with quite a bit of daylight fade to the red. The tube has no cracks or chips. The focuser WILL COME with the original chrome-plated metal draw tube and the focuser knobs turn as they should (although they are seized at the moment by tape).

I bought this scope because, as with me every time, I want the rare eyepiece(s). I have my Mizar to keep my small reflector needs in check, so I'm not in the market to fix up this AS anytime soon. If you want to get an Astroscan at a cost you command, here's your chance.

All nations welcome to bid!


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