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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Reflectors > Classified #964848

For Sale: Vintage 6" Newtonian On Edmund GEM Mt & Pier

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Vintage 1960s era 6" Newtonian reflecting telescope on an Edmond AC motor driven GEM pedestal mount on rollers as shown. From the general look I'm guessing this is f8. No eyepiece, nothing other than what is shown. RA AC motor working fine, no hum.

Mirrors are fine, a bit dusty but as this had caps on it most of the elements were kept out. I have not touched the mirrors, I'll leave that up to the new owner if they feel the need, I wouldn't bother as the views were great.

Tube is unfinished aluminum on the exterior, blackened on the inside, probably a home-made scope as research indicates the Edmund 6" Newts of the time had shorter tube length with the focuser much nearer the top end. Focuser is the typical metal 1.25" slip-fit rack and pinion, could use some refurbishment.

Viewed the Moon and did a star test with this, quite impressive, excellent views, good contrast and sharpness.

This has been in storage for quite some time and will need a complete overhaul to make the clutches work properly and it definately needs an overall cleanup. Both setting circles are compromised, one is loose and the other has a chunk missing. There may be other issues but none of any significance known to me.

$175, cash only, local pickup in the Chico CA area only, I will not ship this.

Tom Duncan
 

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