Question about Telescopes
I recently purchased a Telescope model 4504 that has not had dust cover on for several years. How do I clean it the mirror, or should it be sent to a professional?
If a professional should clean it, how do I find a reliable professional.
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Well it really depends on the type of telescope. Telescopes are collumized. So it's important to keep everything aligned and mark there positions with a micometer before dissasembly. and triple check on reaseembly. Don't use solvents unless you know 100% it's safe. I use a micro fiber cloth thats just been washed. and gently clean off the dust.
I'd say consult a professional if it seems even a little daunting to you. If its a refractor type. the tube ones with lenses those are easy as pie to clean.
And beware the little mirror is the most expensive on reflector telescopes. The big one is the inprecise one. so don't put a finger print on it by accident. D'oh!
as to finding one. I'm not sure. supposed just go visit the store and see if they are nice. We've got a two old guys both named steve running a Telescope and pro bowling store. One side teles one side bowling balls. with lazy cats inbetween. even cats sleeping on telescopes (there covered) Anyways they are the best in the world. it'd be Steves pro shop here
Could always give them a call. it's in Oklahoma though.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
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