Be carefull how you "clean" your scope

15 years 6 months ago #5305 by dave_lillis
Hi All,
This should give you a good laugh.
The poor fella, after spending all that money on a new scope. :twisted:

www.weasner.com/etx/buyer-newuser-tips/true_confessions.html

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 6 months ago #5306 by Paul Tipper

Hi All,
This should give you a good laugh.
The poor fella, after spending all that money on a new scope. :twisted:

www.weasner.com/etx/buyer-newuser-tips/true_confessions.html


Fantastic! :D Best laugh I've had all week!! The really depressing thing, though, is that if a guy like this can do such harm to a beautiful, brand new telescope, he and people like him are more than capable of getting Dubya re-elected next week.

Paul Tipper,
South Dublin Astro. Soc.

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15 years 6 months ago #5307 by voyager
LMAO .... the poor devil!

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15 years 6 months ago #5308 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Be carefull how you "clean" your scope
:D
You would wonder what planet do these people really live on.

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15 years 6 months ago #5313 by dave_lillis
Good thing he didnt use brake fluid.
a friend of mine once dropped some of this on his car and it took the paint clean off the metal, so he tells me..

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 6 months ago #5314 by Seanie_Morris
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Like I always say, there is some shortage of IQ in this world, Darwin would turn in his grave!

Evolution begin again!

Poor guy though...


Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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15 years 6 months ago #5326 by dave_lillis
First I laughed, then I felt real sorry for the guy, he did try to do the right thing.
In the club when anyone asks me my opinion on how to clean optics, my response is usually DON'T unless you know what your doing.

All the same, you have to admire anyone that allows a story like this to be on the web. :oops:

There except for the grace of DIY ability and luck, go I. :lol: :lol:

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 6 months ago #5332 by spculleton

First I laughed, then I felt real sorry for the guy, he did try to do the right thing.


C'mon Dave, optics fresh from the manufacturer and he tries to clean them? I do feel sorry for the guy, but not as sorry as I feel for the gene pool!

I have a few spots and speckles on the corrector plate of my LX90. One winter night the fumes from the gas vent on the side of my house condensed onto the plate. Funnily enough in daylight these speckles are completely invisible and they only really show when I shine a redlight onto the plate to check for dew. I don't think they effect the performance though and I've been putting up with them for almost two years. Clean it? Maybe, sometime, but not yet. If I was this guy I'd have a periscope at this stage!

Shane Culleton.

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15 years 6 months ago #5336 by albertw

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15 years 6 months ago #5346 by dave_lillis

First I laughed, then I felt real sorry for the guy, he did try to do the right thing.


C'mon Dave, optics fresh from the manufacturer and he tries to clean them? I do feel sorry for the guy, but not as sorry as I feel for the gene pool!

I have a few spots and speckles on the corrector plate of my LX90. One winter night the fumes from the gas vent on the side of my house condensed onto the plate. Funnily enough in daylight these speckles are completely invisible and they only really show when I shine a redlight onto the plate to check for dew. I don't think they effect the performance though and I've been putting up with them for almost two years. Clean it? Maybe, sometime, but not yet. If I was this guy I'd have a periscope at this stage!


True, he should not have touched it in the first plate considering it was directly from the manufacturer.
Wait until your scope is 5 years old like mine, you start to
"ignore" all dirt and specs on the plate and everywhere else.

I've heard of people using bottled air to clean optics, this is a complete disaster as the propellent can splutter and condensate on the lens/plate, this is very hard stuff to get off.

Kind of reminds me of the joke email regarding the guy who bought a PC and used the CDROM as a cup holder and spilled all the tea into the drive, the tech support guy calmly told him to plug it out, place it back in the box and go down to the shopwhere he bought it and tell the sales guy that he's is too stupid to own a PC..

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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15 years 6 months ago #5349 by voyager
If it ain't borke .......

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15 years 6 months ago #5351 by spculleton

If it ain't borke .......


Don't fxi it!

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