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Cleaning my telescope

My telescope has been in storage for a long time and it has dust allover can I clean it how sould i go about it

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Safest way is to use a camera puff blower brush. A little dust will not affect the image. Do NOT touch the mirrors with a cloth as the dust will scratch the coatings. For really stubborn stains, you can rinse with distilled water and let air dry.

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I dont think is the dust problem ..but if you are handy enough open it and take a look ..probably ..if it the same motor for both actions has a drive belt or a gear to operate that it is not OK ...and it will be visible ...If it is a 2 motors operable of them is defective ..and need to be changed..

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

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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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