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5 minutes ago, cubinator said:

If you have a decent telescope and clear skies you should check. It's really quite easy to find once you locate Hydor with the naked eye, if you check out Stellarium or a similar star chart first.

My telescope's mirror is getting pretty dirty. Any recommendations for cleaning? I tried to see Saturn a while back... No dice.

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Just now, dundun92 said:

I live in a city subrub, and i only have a refractor. I can find Hydor though. Ill give it a a try!

Good luck! My really basic guidelines (don't take it too seriously, you may not see exactly this):

About a moon-width south of Hydor, there's two objects really close to each other and a third one off to the left (looking through the mirror-image of the telescope, and also in the Northern hemisphere). The rightmost and brighter of the two close objects is Neptune.

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1 minute ago, Ultimate Steve said:

My telescope's mirror is getting pretty dirty. Any recommendations for cleaning? I tried to see Saturn a while back... No dice.

Lens paper?

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1 minute ago, Ultimate Steve said:

My telescope's mirror is getting pretty dirty. Any recommendations for cleaning? I tried to see Saturn a while back... No dice.

I don't know. Can you reach the mirror without disassembly?

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5 minutes ago, cubinator said:

I don't know. Can you reach the mirror without disassembly?

Good question. I'll check when I have time... My guess is probably not.

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16 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Good question. I'll check when I have time... My guess is probably not.

If you can reach it easily, probably a glasses wipe or something like it will help. If not...I can't help you.

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