RE: [sct-user] Remove water from telescope eyepiece
- Like the doctor said, DON'T do that. ;-)
Much depends on the eyepieces in question. If they are Plossls or other
simple designs, sure, you can take 'em apart. Be sure to take notes so you
can get 'em back together correctly. Most modern eyepieces can be
disassembled by unscrewing the barrel, but some may require you to buy or
fabricate a spanner type tool. It may be helpful to wear cotton gloves to
keep fingerprints off small, hard to handle lens elements.
If it's a TV or other expensive widefield, your best bet is to send it to
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Tom Colt
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2007 9:08 PM
Subject: [sct-user] Remove water from telescope eyepiece
my eyepieces where rained on about 2 months ago downpoured and I have water
in them. Any ideas my next move is to take them apart at the moment I have
nothing to lose. Any help would be great there are 6 that took a soaking
bath. Thanks Tom Colt
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- You'll probably want to get an optical spanner wrench to remove all the
retaining rings. A screwdriver can be used in a pinch, but with as many as
you'll have to remove and replace, it's almost guaranteed the screwdriver will
slip at least once and put a big scratch in a lens.
Pay close attention to the order of the parts, and which side is which on each,
especially the lenses.
For more expensive EPs, it would probably be better to send them to the
manufacturer for repair.
--- Tom Colt <tcolt@...> wrote:
> my eyepieces where rained on about 2 months ago downpoured and I have____________________________________________________________________________________
> water in them. Any ideas my next move is to take them apart at the
> moment I have nothing to lose. Any help would be great there are 6 that
> took a soaking bath. Thanks Tom Colt
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