Astroscan Telescope

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Nos han traído un Telescopio Astroscan!

TheAstroscanwas a wide-field 4⅛” clear-inch (105mm) diameterreflecting telescope, originally produced by theEdmund Scientific Corporation, that was for sale from 1976 to 2013.

The Astroscan had aNewtonian reflectorlayout with a 4⅛” clear-inch (105mm) diameterf/4.2aluminized and overcoatedborosilicate glassparabolicprimary mirrorwith afocal lengthof 17½ inches (445mm).[1]The telescope’ssecondary mirrorwas mounted on a flat optical window at the front of the tube. Edmund designerNorman Sperlingand optical engineer Mike Simmons came up with the basic design and Peter Bressler Design Associates did the detailed work on this simple introductory telescope.[2][3]Rather than using a more traditionalequatorialoraltazimuth mountthe Astroscan features a spherical housing around the primary reflector which sat in a castaluminumcradle. The design was durable and allowed for simple operation…

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