I just bought a second hand Celestron 8" Star Hopper Dobsonian. It looks brand new, just one or two little hickies on the tube. Other than that it looks like the scope has sat unprotected, up-right in a back room for a long, long time collecting tons of dust.
Needless to say the primary and everything else looks like a major league dust bunny with a fuzzy mask on.
I've removed all gear from the tube, i.e. the primary with its mount, eyepiece mechanism along with the secondary mirror and have set aside. Used a rag on the inside and outside of the tube.
What's a good cleaning procedure with the first surface mirrors? And too on the dobsonian mount, do the small teflon pads need anything like silicone or wax?
Thanks for any tips or direction,
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: RMallon on 2002-11-05 20:09 ]</font>