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There's a good reason to ignore dirt, aside from reducing the things to worry about in life. A dirty lens or mirror can always be made clean, but a scratched one is scratched forever. Cleaning causes tiny scratches, or sleeks, if you don't do it right, and maybe even if you do. A few sleeks don't matter, but a lot of them will. So clean your optics rarely.
the traditional method for dusting optics is to brush lightly with a camel's-hair brush. Sold in camera shops, these brushes have soft bristles with minimum tendency to scrape grit against a lens. Brush very lightly. Store the brush in its container or a plastic bag.Camera shops also sell cans of compressed gas for blowing dust off lenses. Be careful with the kind that use liquid propellants; these have a reputation for spitting onto the glass and leaving a residue if the can is tipped or shaken in use. Blowing (instead of sucking) with your own breath is also likely to leave spit marks.

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Hi. we are looking for a service center or anybody who can clean and check the lense of our telescope. can you please help us on this? many thanks. glenda


You never said what BRAND of telescope you own?

The best solution is to find a local Astronomy club and have one of the members look at your telescope.
http://www.astroleague.org/societies/list

Jun 21, 2011 | Optics

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Dont know if i put the lenses in right on my tasco 25x30mm handheld telescope i cant focus on anything or c through it i took it apart to clean it


This is a TOY telescope of only 30mm-- smaller than a pair of 10x50mm binoculars. Throw it away and get a useful telescope.

Here is the one you should buy:
http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=08942

Read my tips on my profile page.

Feb 08, 2011 | Tasco Specialty 1AGST (25 x 30mm)...

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Big lens on end of telescope is stained, can i takre it apart or get a new part. thank you.


If you can remove the lens you can clean it with alcohol (97% or better) and distilled water plus a drop of dish soap. (50% alcohol, 50% water) rinse with distilled water.
If that does not clean the lens, use pure acetone (not the perfumed, nail polish remover) Again, rinse with distilled water.
Might as well try since this is not much of a telescope, more of a toy to discourage would be astronomers.

Oct 18, 2010 | Bushnell Deep Space 78-9512 (120 x 60mm)...

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We have this telescope and are missing a bolt or screw from the side. Can we purchase another one. Also can we purchase new lenses or how should we clean them. There are no scratches but I see a black...


You will not find parts for this imported telescope. But a well stocked hardware store may have the proper bolt or nut that you need.

Eyepieces can be purchased from several on-line retailers they come in 3 sizes-- .965, 1.25, and 2 inch.

Measure the hole in the focuser-- the .965 inch is hard to find check with these two retailers--

http://stores.ebay.com/Telescope-Warehouse

http://www.surplusshed.com/

Use these instructions to clean optical surfaces--
http://www.televue.com/engine/TV3_page.asp?id=103

Oct 10, 2010 | Bausch and Lomb Harbormaster 68-3576 (35 x...

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How do I clean the primary mirror it has smudges


Watch this video:

http://vimeo.com/channels/tas

It's the second one down from the top-- cleaning a telescope mirror.

Aug 31, 2010 | Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope

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Someone took it apart to clean it and i don't think they put the parts back in the right places. i need a blow apart of the scope to put it back together right. Can you help?


This is a small 60mm refractor telescope. The main lens probably screws on the from of the telescope.

You will also have a small finder scope that mounts on top of the main tube.

Several eyepieces

and a diagonal.

You may also have a 2x barlow.

Put the diagonal into the back of the telescope, then put the eyepiece into the diagonal. That's it.

Now practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. Read my tips on my profile page, and read this:

http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

Jun 23, 2010 | C-Star Optics 60700 (60x700) Telescope

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I want to clean it all up befor I give it to a nephew I also want to buy a new eye piece Galileo 800x80 reflector telescope


Lens cleaning_
http://www.company7.com/library/clean.html

Eyepieces come3 in .965 and 1.25 inch sizes. Measure the hole.

These people sell eyepieces_

http://www.optcorp.com/category.aspx?uid=30-720

http://www.agenaastro.com/

Oct 11, 2009 | Galileo New Age 800x80 Telescope

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I cant see clearly in my telescope not matter how much i adjust the focus lines


If it is a focused image but hazy or foggy, you have to clean the optics in your telescope. If you have a focus problem but a clean image, then you are having travel limitations of your focus equipment usually rack and pinion. Wearing eyeglasses can also effect that mechanical problem and so does other added components like "Barlow Lenses" that are used to double or triple eyepiece magnifications. You might also have the lenses in the optical system not in the right order or direction when it was taken apart.

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