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    Default Bringing in the scope



    I can't leave it outside I don't want it to get stolen . Anyway, when I come in fron cooled air and condensation forms. Do I leave that on the lens or wipe it off?

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    Default Re: Bringing in the scope

    Put your lens caps and dust covers on before bringing your telescope inside. This will help prevent the condensation. When I have condensation, I let it dry naturally. You want to reduce "wiping" your optical surfaces as much as possible with never being best. Only clean when you really have to... pollen, finger prints, etc.
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    Default Re: Bringing in the scope

    Buy a load of 1g or 0.5g desiccant bags of silica gel (they are only pennies) then when you bring your optical equipment in just pop one under each lens/objective cap. It will absorb any moisture and stop any fungal growth on lens surfaces. If you have a dob with cap you can get a 100g bag and suspend it inside. A lot of these silica gels are coloured so you can see when they are finished or you can reuse many by heating them up again

    Good advice from sxinias about avoiding wiping.
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    Default Re: Bringing in the scope

    I use a leupold lens pen the super fine glasses cloth to clean my scope when it dry
    Ive been into hunting for the last 40years and all my rifle scopes are cleaned the same way.
    Some of my scopes cost more than a 10" SCG OTA.The big scope companies should take note of the rifle scope coatings for light transmission.
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    Default Re: Bringing in the scope

    Quote Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
    Buy a load of 1g or 0.5g desiccant bags of silica gel (they are only pennies) then when you bring your optical equipment in just pop one under each lens/objective cap. It will absorb any moisture and stop any fungal growth on lens surfaces. If you have a dob with cap you can get a 100g bag and suspend it inside. A lot of these silica gels are coloured so you can see when they are finished or you can reuse many by heating them up again

    Good advice from sxinias about avoiding wiping.
    Smart idea! I do a lot of cold winter viewing. A small bag in my EP case should work well. Thanks for posting .
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    Default Re: Bringing in the scope

    A lot of pills come with a little bag of silica inside..,I put them in my EP case to help keep things dry.,.O+O

 

 

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