Winter is comming...mount coming in or not!
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:45 PM
in every ports (hc, aux, guiding, ect) as an added protection and 7 watts Dryrods are used to control humidity.
Since the Dryrods are tied at the eyepiece tray level, vaseline is applied with a small paintbrush over the legs bolts under that level once in a while.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:15 AM
We have some new to us gear arriving later in the month, and once it's here, it's going out on the deck under the 365 covers. What's the point of having it, if we never use it ?
In the past, we never did anything about moisture inside the covers, and didn't seem to suffer any problems because of it, but with the new stuff, I'm going to do something in that regard, not sure what yet. I like a couple of the ideas mentioned in this thread, and have been wondering if just turning on the dew straps would be enough to help keep things dry inside the cover.
For those of you monitoring such things, I'm curious what you are using for remote temp/humidity monitors.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:05 PM
Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:06 PM
No it is not a Bird House!!
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:12 PM
Alan's practice of using dummy plugs in all ports is an excellent one though. Keeping those contacts from corroding over time will certainly help avoid future electrical quirks.