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Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit

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Regular price $49.99 Sale


Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit stands as a remarkable collaboration initiated by Dr. Clay Sherrod of the Arkansas Sky Observatory and propelled by the passion and expertise of Mike Fowler from Orange County Telescope. In the early 2000s, this product held the distinction of being a best-selling solution for optics maintenance. The Arkansas Sky Observatory set out to develop a formula and technique for cleaning various optical components, such as telescope corrector plates, refractor lenses, and eyepieces, ensuring they remained streak-free and in optimal condition.

When Doc Clay's Telescope Cleaning System first made its debut on the internet and Yahoo, ( It captured the enthusiasm of countless astronomy enthusiasts eager to try it for themselves. However, they soon encountered challenges in obtaining the essential materials required for this meticulous cleaning regimen. This is where Mike Fowler, formerly the OPT Manager for 16 years, came into the picture. Known for taking on ambitious projects during his free time, he dedicated himself to addressing the supply challenges. His relentless efforts made it possible for enthusiasts to access the complete set of cleaning materials needed for Doc Clay's Cleaning Kit, allowing them to preserve their optical equipment in pristine condition.

Notably, in the early 2000s, this product achieved remarkable success as a best-seller, but it gradually faded from the market. Now, after two decades, it is making a comeback under the stewardship of Orange County Telescope, taking the reins from Oceanside Photo and Telescope. Mike Fowler's unwavering commitment plays a pivotal role in reintroducing this iconic product to a new generation of astronomy enthusiasts, ensuring that its legacy endures.


What’s included?

  • 200+ Count Intrinsics Synthetic Pads
  • 1 Wooster 2" Angled Cleaning Brush
  • 1 spray bottle of Doc Clay's SuperPlus Solution. This is the cleaning solution. It should last you at least 4-5 cleanings.
  • 1 spray bottle of Doc Clay's Rinse Solution. This will last a long time, as it is only used should you need to do a final touch-up after cleaning your telescope.
  • 1 Eyepiece Lens Pen. For removing dust and oils from your eyepieces.
  • Complete Instructions.