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droid
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5577189 - 12/18/12 11:54 AM

Do they have a scope sniffers anonymous??

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Glen A W
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: droid]
      #5577192 - 12/18/12 11:56 AM

There is something vaguely perverse about this thread. GW

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dpwoos
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: Glen A W]
      #5577381 - 12/18/12 02:09 PM

There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of mendacity.

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aatt
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: dpwoos]
      #5579543 - 12/19/12 08:17 PM

I like the smell of my sonotube scopes. Smell is a powerful jogger of memory. Many fun nights and that smell seem to go together. Astronomy isn't just visual in the end. Can't wait for the scratch and sniff eyepieces!Hertzsprung-Russel--- Grape to strawberry or maybe even chocolate if you have an observatory size scope!

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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: SteveG]
      #5580124 - 12/20/12 06:29 AM

"XW's have that rubber armored smell"

You are right Steve and i like it a lot! funny how things works in the human mind.


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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: Glen A W]
      #5581401 - 12/20/12 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.


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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: Starman81]
      #5581737 - 12/21/12 12:21 AM

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

Jim


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aa5te
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5582505 - 12/21/12 01:20 PM

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

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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: aa5te]
      #5582641 - 12/21/12 03:02 PM

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

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Rinaldo
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5583351 - 12/21/12 11:03 PM

Binocular smell is great!

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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: aa5te]
      #5583448 - 12/22/12 12:32 AM

Quote:

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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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: KidOrion]
      #5584085 - 12/22/12 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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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: siriusandthepup]
      #5584255 - 12/22/12 03:14 PM

Baader Clicklocks always smell kinda funky.

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Patrik Iver
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5585000 - 12/23/12 01:33 AM

Quote:

Baader Clicklocks always smell kinda funky.




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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WordUpJackson
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: Patrik Iver]
      #5603976 - 01/04/13 01:06 AM

Mmmm, New scope smell.
My XT8 is losing it


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David Castillo
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: WordUpJackson]
      #5604946 - 01/04/13 02:45 PM

My 8 year old 12" Harden Optical Newt still smells like Chinese Old Spice.
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Glen A W
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Re: Telescope smell [Re: David Castillo]
      #5607308 - 01/05/13 09:14 PM

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

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echoes1961
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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: WordUpJackson]
      #5631948 - 01/19/13 05:53 PM

Quote:

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.

Smell ya later!


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Re: Telescope smell new [Re: Glen A W]
      #5632515 - 01/20/13 12:46 AM

Quote:

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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