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#26 Starman81

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

I had an Orion XT8 in 2000 and I loved the smell of the tube! My XT8i doesn't smell quite the same but my Star blast 4.5 does and I love reliving the memories of my first dob.

I also like the smell of the XW's and the Baader Zoom though I don't know how much of it is coming from the eyepiece or the pluck foam they reside in most of the time.

#27 JIMZ7

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

My old mid-60's 6" f/4 reflector also bakelite smell. :flower:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

Eau de Dob Parfum, a new fragrance by Explore Scientific, coming Black Friday 2013.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

at this rate, it'll be out before all those ES68* backorders.......

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Binocular smell is great!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:32 AM

Eau de Dob Parfum, a new fragrance by Explore Scientific, coming Black Friday 2013.


Some enterprising astronomer should come out with a line of bakelite and sonotube air fresheners for vehicles and such.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

+1 for the Meade Research Grades. Their OTA's have a distinctive smell which I've always associated with observing. That smell puts me in a happy state...

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Baader Clicklocks always smell kinda funky. :vomit:

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

Baader Clicklocks always smell kinda funky. :vomit:


The 2" Clicklock does, but not the 1.25". I guess it must be the rubber grip, which the smaller version lacks.

The 2" smell really is quite bad - I wonder if one could get rid of it be removing the rubber gip, and throughly claning it with water and detergent?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

Mmmm, New scope smell.
My XT8 is losing it :(

#36 David Castillo

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

My 8 year old 12" Harden Optical Newt still smells like Chinese Old Spice.
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#37 Glen A W

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Scope smells are nothing compared to accordions.....

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Mmmm, New scope smell.
My XT8 is losing it :(


Same problem here with my 3 year old Z10 :)

But good news!...That new smell can be brought back by flocking your scope with new velvet. Plus you help the OTA. Flocking my scope cut down on the spider vane spikes by about 70%...and it smelled fabulous. :ooo:

Smell ya later!

#39 Zamboni

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

There is something vaguely perverse about this thread. GW


Quoted for truth.

I have synasthesia, so reading this thread smells purple to me.






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