Yes I remember now, I'm losing my memory Like everything else I'm falling apart.
@megabusa, the only clear threat voiced I that thread was from pick-n-pluck type foam where there is clear evidence of partial shedding, and suspicion of outgassing. I keep my eyepiece lens caps on so whatever effect there might be isn't going to touch the glass. My observatory is insulated so there is a minimum of temperature swings in the scope room and warm room. Once I get the humidifier and AC/heater in place I'll feel safer :-)
Telescope covers in an observatory?
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:24 PM
I seem to remember that some folks reported using dust seals of the hair brush type to prevent dust from entering the closed observatory.
I use paint brushes where the rails enter the observatory. Not only does it help keeping dust, etc., out, when roof moves they brush any debris off the rails.
For the sides where the top w/rollers meets the bottom w/rails, I just used garage door bottom insulator strips.
You can buy long brush strips if you'd prefer that at McMaster-Carr.
Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:02 AM
Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:27 AM
Carol,I like the garage door bottom strip idea for the gap inside. I was wondering though about the paint brush on the track outside? How does winter affect the brushes ability to work? I would think you have to brush the snow off the rails first before opening?
It does a great job, and very inexpensive!
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:47 PM
Dust/pollen is the only problem with my dome. So the cover does a good job.
I do have a Telegizmo 365 cover that I used religiously before the OBS. But now it's just gathering dust in storage.
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Keeps everything nice and clean.