Questions and answers

How do you clean the inside of a refractor telescope?

How do you clean the inside of a refractor telescope?

Some soluble particles, grease and fingerprints will need to be dissolved away. Apply two drops of the isopropyl alcohol to a fresh lens cleaning tissue and carefully wipe the lens from the centre outwards, then use a second, fresh tissue to remove any liquid residue.

What can I use to clean my telescope lens?

For basic cleaning:

  1. Use compressed gas or compressed air to blow off loose dust and large particles.
  2. Use a cleaning solution to gently lift off any remaining dirt or smudges.
  3. Use the solution to wet soft, plain tissue or cotton balls for larger optical surfaces or cotton swabs for small parts like eyepiece lenses.

Can you clean a lens pen?

Absolutely. The cleaning tip of LensPen consists of the softest suitable materials, and is assembled in a “clean room” environment. This assures that the cleaning tip is free of any unwanted substances. Independent lab tests confirm that LensPen is safe for all lenses and lens coatings even after prolonged use.

How do you clean a Barlow lens?

rubbing dust around can cause scratches. and don’t apply pressure when wiping. wipe in a small motion, and then use a clean piece of lens tissue to wipe the next area.

When should you clean a telescope mirror?

The more you use it, the more likely small particles of dust are to find their way into your optical tube and get stuck on one of the mirrors. Usually, people clean their mirrors once every 5 to 10 years, but you may need to do it more often than that depending on the conditions of the air where you live and image.

Are lens pens any good?

But, the LensPen is really good at removing the hard-to-get-off marks such as oily fingerprints without making a smeary mess. The Lenspen uses a “special non-liquid cleaning element, designed to never dry out” to lift dirt from optics including camera lenses, binoculars, telescopes …

How long does LensPen last?

Independent lab tests confirm that LensPen will substantially reduce the amount of electrostatic charge on the lens surface. This feature is important, as electrostatic charge attracts dust and causes it to adhere to lenses. How long will LensPen last? You’ll be able to clean a really dirty lens about 500 times.

How do I know if my telescope needs collimation?

You want to see a diffraction pattern of concentric circles appear around it. Basically, this refers to circles around the star that might look a little wiggly. If the circles you see are not concentric, then your telescope needs to be collimated.

How does Nikon LensPen work?

The soft retractable brush combined with a non-liquid compound on a natural chamois tip removes fingerprints, dust and other debris that may compromise your lens. The small, pen-style design easily fits in any camera bag, as the soft brush retracts into pen body to stay clean.

Are Lens pens any good?