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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.

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

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

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

well written

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

Cheers Petra

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

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!

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

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 ?

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...

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!

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?

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

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,


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...

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 ;)