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    Default Cleaning Eyepieces



    Hi, Can anyone give me the best advice for cleaning eyepieces?
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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    I use a 60/40 mix of filtered distilled water and at least 90% isophropyl alcohol. Kimtech optical wipes are really exceptional to use and leave no particles..
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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Leveye View Post
    I use a 60/40 mix of filtered distilled water and at least 90% isophropyl alcohol.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    Thank you I am going to give that a try. I will let you know how they come out.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    Hi, Teri! Here's a link on how to properly clean optics, including mirrors and eyepieces:
    How to Clean Your Telescope Optics the Right Way | Sky & Telescope

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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by morrbru View Post
    Hi, Teri! Here's a link on how to properly clean optics, including mirrors and eyepieces:
    How to Clean Your Telescope Optics the Right Way | Sky & Telescope
    A good article, thanks Bruce! Although I must admit I hadn't though of sucking my eyepieces before I read this! Hmmm: looks a bit too intimate for me.

    One thing I would suggest though is to blow material off a lens with a "hurricane blower", like this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ne_Blower.html rather than using "compressed gas" as mentioned in the article; because of the danger of getting propellant on the lens surface.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    A good article, thanks Bruce! Although I must admit I hadn't though of sucking my eyepieces before I read this! Hmmm: looks a bit too intimate for me.

    One thing I would suggest though is to blow material off a lens with a "hurricane blower", like this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ne_Blower.html rather than using "compressed gas" as mentioned in the article; because of the danger of getting propellant on the lens surface.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks! LOL I agree, and I use the hurricane blower instead of what the Sky & Telescope article recommends. I couldn't think of the name, but I have used them since my SLR camera days! I would think I would use the sucking eyepiece technique if I had nothing else available in the field! Think of all the dust you would inhale!
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    Default Re: Cleaning Eyepieces

    Thanks, very useful link!

 

 

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