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Missed another AP telescope on Craigslist .cleaning question

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#1 Stewc14

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 08:02 PM

Seems like I'm a dollar short or to late.
When I checked it was deleted.anyone see it on all of Craigslist?
Well there is always tomorrow.if your lucky.
I'm missed a tmb earlier I was looking for.
I should feel fortunate to have what I have but I guess you never seem to have enough.missed a Clark too last year.
Ok that's enough venting.
Out last night and it was awesome. Tonite , wind and 2 to 4 more inches.

My question,
I need to clean my refractor lense.we live on a dirt road and the wind blows here. Thus the fine dust.
I wondered if washing. Then rinse by sprayer. Then blow it off .no wiping.
I want to leave it in the tube and tip it down.

#2 Agatha

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 01:05 PM


My question,
I need to clean my refractor lense.we live on a dirt road and the wind blows here. Thus the fine dust.
I wondered if washing. Then rinse by sprayer. Then blow it off .no wiping.
I want to leave it in the tube and tip it down.

shocked.gif        No.   That would be disastrous.   

 

There are very good and gentle ways of cleaning.  Use a bulb blower to remove most dust then use clean soft wipes and liquid cleaner (various choices) without rubbing.  Do not get liquid near the edges.  There are many threads about how to clean lenses.   Good luck.  




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