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#1 highfnum

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:07 PM

When a mount is not in use (CGEM)
I keep in garage - it can get down to 20 deg F
is that OK

#2 Bratman2

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:13 PM

Won't hurt a thing. I viewed with my EQ6 down to 14 degrees one night. I got so cold I had to leave it set up and come in, my fingers started hurting. Was covered in frost the next morning but no issues.

#3 Dan G

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

Our cold will not hurt them. Have had my observatory equipment enjoy temps down to -20F without complaint.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

Yea, I have my scopes in observatory also that has been -20f. Just need to keep hand controls and power supplys battery etc..somewhere warm,until you are ready to observe....

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#5 highfnum

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:36 AM

thanks guys - coopfore1 -- it looks real cold in there!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:21 AM

I gave up that night. Spent a couple hours in the attached warm room, while my buddy imaged with the 10 inch sct in the background...

#7 Mike Clemens

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:25 AM

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#8 coopfore1

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:37 AM

See now that's what i'm talk'in 'bout.....Too Cold

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:04 AM

My equipments are in the City observatory. The last week average temperature was ca.-20 C and the lowest was -26 C. There they still are and they are well. They didn't try to come to our bed room as our cat.
The 60 W bulb keeps them dry, so there is not ice as in coopfore1s photo.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:45 PM

Kaizu ,nice observatory and web site. The ice only formed on my newt because it was not being used that night. My friend was imaging with the other scope most of the night, So hence the ice. We are also in an observatory and run several low wattage light to chase out the humidity.

#11 Kaizu

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:20 AM

Kaizu ,nice observatory and web site.

Thank's

The cold temperature has now changed to snow. During weekend the weather warmed 15 C degrees and gave 15cm new snow and the forecast promised 20cm more. The Cityobservatory is almost half way in the snow now. Maybe I have next week to dig a hole and go in through the shutter.

Kaizu






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