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iceman
15-11-2006, 07:30 AM
Hi All

Scott Mitchell (wavelandscott) has kindly written a how-to article titled Adventures in Eyepiece Cleaning.

You can read the article on the IceInSpace Projects & Articles (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/?projects) page, or directly by clicking on the link below:

Adventures in Eyepiece Cleaning (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/index.php?id=63,344,0,0,1,0)

Many thanks to Scott for writing the article!

If you'd like to submit an article or a review for IceInSpace, it would be much appreciated! Please contact me.

iceman
16-11-2006, 05:29 AM
Article uploaded.

ving
16-11-2006, 09:30 AM
nice one scott. that will answer all the questions :)

Ric
16-11-2006, 01:31 PM
Great article Scott.

well written

spacezebra
16-11-2006, 06:01 PM
Excellent Scott:thumbsup: - one for my folder.

Cheers Petra

stephenmcnelley
16-11-2006, 08:27 PM
Yes i can see myself coming back to that one for reference, thanks:thumbsup:

wavelandscott
16-11-2006, 09:46 PM
I am glad some of you find the article helpful...and maybe slightly amusing.

Like many things astronomy related we tend to make things sound "scary" or make them out to be risky things to do...cleaning eyepieces, mirrors, collimating, polar aligning etc.

These things are not meant to be difficult to do and with a little experience and a very little common sense can make the hobby more enjoyable.

Clear Skies!

jjjnettie
17-11-2006, 04:53 PM
Very good.
Well written.
Thanks for taking the time to do this for us.

Nordo
17-11-2006, 08:29 PM
Thanks Scott. It's great to read a cleaning article based on materials available in Australia. I wonder what Sharon Lush would suggest?

BTW Scott, what do you do when you spill the cleaning fluid on the dining room table:P ?

wavelandscott
17-11-2006, 08:42 PM
Fair question...and perceptive as to identify the part of the cleaning process I did not include in the write up :whistle:

I usually do use one of my wife's "good" dark blue/green placemats as a sort of cushion under the eyepieces as I clean them...it does not seem to show staining ;) at least so far...

stephenmcnelley
18-11-2006, 12:04 AM
Lets face it, optical mirror cleaning and its delicate ritualistic process is mostly lost on loved ones, friends and the general population, how could they ever understand the labour of love!

Nordo
19-11-2006, 07:49 PM
Yes but one tiny stain on the dining table is something that will NEVER be lost on your loved one. And something that they will constantly remind you of for all eternity:sadeyes: - your is it just my wife that's like that?

vk5cp
17-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Thanks Scott - Very useful articles for us newbies.
Chris P

skytry
18-09-2012, 09:19 AM
hi Scott,
what a great article,
I have heard & wondered how, now I can achieve & clean,

I am no "Felix", it just has too be clean, doing the cleaning before
sounds good,

regards,
Peter.

wavelandscott
18-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Thanks all, I am more "Oscar" than "Felix" in everyday life but I think it is worthwhile to keep them clean and at their best...

goober
19-09-2012, 06:06 AM
Great article, pretty much precisely how I do it. Right down to Bintel blue stuff, and J&J stock ;)