Edscorp Satellite scope

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Edscorp Satellite scope
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 13, 2007 2:04 PM

Does anyone know much about these things?  I acquired one and am having difficulty finding any info on it.  I tried to scan the label on it.  Will try to get some good pics of it later.

Thanks,

Jim 

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Posted by tkerr on Sunday, January 14, 2007 9:23 PM

Sorry I couldn't find anything on a Edscorp Satellite Scope. Perhaps if you could tell us more about it, what kind of telescope it is, what aperture and what kind of mount.  Maybe take some pictures of the whole thing at different angles. Side view, Front view and rear view, then post them here,  Just by looking at the pictures someone here might be able to help you even without an owners manual for that particular scope.  There is also a slim chance that someone might recognize it better than by the above image of the data plate. 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:02 AM

Sure thing.  Thanks for looking tkerr.  Here are a few pics of this nice scope.  It could use a little cleaning but seems to be in fairly good shape.  I suspect the age of this critter to be somewhere in the late 1950's or so (the sputnik craze.) 

 

The objective is roughly 2" while the eyepiece is roughly 1 1/2". 

 

If anyone has any info on this scope I would appreciate it.  Any idea as to its worth?  Don't think I could part with it it is such a jewel.  

 

Jim 

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Posted by tkerr on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:49 AM

Sorry I can't help you with that one. But don't give up, there may be someone who can. So hang in there.

 

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Posted by John Franke on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:22 PM

The telescope, not scope, had a 12degree field of view, 51-mm objective, 5.5 power, 7mm exit pupil, adjustable stand and sold for $49.50 in 1958. (See:Handbook for Observing the Satellies, N.E.Howard, 1958, published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York).

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