Review - The TeleGizmos 365 Telescope Cover
Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:10 AM
By Jason Brown
Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:05 PM
My only concern about the product is this: can it damage the scope's finish under windy conditions? I used to have an old car stored outdoors under a tarp (don't ask), and I found that a tarp cover blowing in the wind will neatly beat the paint right off of panel edges, or anywhere else exposed to repeated contact with such a moving surface. I'm sure this cover is considerably more elegant than a cheap plastic tarp, but I've gotta ask.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:17 PM
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:12 PM
Mine's kept my gear protected year-round for 2 years in the most appalling weather.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:36 PM
I have the basic Telegizmo cover and i have kept it on my CG5/C8 since June, and its done brilliantly through heat, rain and wind.
I am thinking of keeping my tripod out over the winter, here in the NorthEast, but bringing in the mounthead and scope. I had not been considering keeping the whole rig out over the winter, but maybe with the 365 cover, at least the tripod+mount would be protected well enough to consider... Interesting idea... I am going to inquire in the mounts forum on this thread...
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:37 PM
customer service is great if you need it.
fwiw i take one scope inside and leave the mount out
with no loss of polar alignment, other stays out on dedicated fork mount.
here's a satillite's view of my two covers (center of courtyard)
biggest scare: found a brown widow with egg sac attached to the inside of the cover. check your covers and clean your tripod feet if you live in spider country.
found the beginning of a wasp nest on another occasion (one cell)
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:34 PM
Interesting concept and I would bet Bob over at Telegizmos would at the least be willing to listen.
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