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#1 hopskipson

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:18 PM

Does anyone have or had a Telegizmo cover similar to this one http://www.optcorp.c...-german-equa... ? I was thinking of using it to cover my scope and mount when the forecast calls for a few clear nights or mornings in a row. Any opinions on this item?

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:53 PM

I use the same Telegizmos cover (only made for my dob) for week long star parties and it does a great job.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:24 PM

I have 2 of the TG-G2s and 2 of the T3-G2 365 covers as well. They work very well to protect your scope and mount form the elements. I use mine 150+ days a year and they are still holding up after 3 years of use. They help here in the So Cal deserts to keep the heat (115º+) from damaging your scope/mount. I don't have any cold weather (30º or below) or rain experience with them though.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:56 PM

+1 on Telegizmos covers! They are excellent!

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:07 PM

Just ordered mine and it should be here next week.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

My telegizmo cover has been in the back yard about 4 months straight now. I bring the scope in out of concern for theft but it covers my mount/tripod the rest of the time. I have to say I'm more than pleased with it's performance!!

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

Be sure to get the Telegizmos 365 cover, not the regular Telegizmos cover.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:19 PM

I've had my 365 for a year now and it provides flawless,year round protection for my g11.I live in a very humid,wet (summer) enviroment here in sw fl and could'nt be happier. I've had the c11 outside for up to 5 months in a row under that cover again without issue.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

I just received my 14" GEM Telegizmo yesterday but won't use it till Saturday. I'll let you know Sunday how it fits.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hi James

Telegizmos makes two types of covers a lower cost 'solar cover' like the one you referenced which is great for overnight or over a few days and they make a '365' cover which is heavier duty and is good for 24/7 over the full year. I have owned both. I had a 365 for my 11" fork CPC but when I got a wedge it no longer fit. I sold it and bought a second Telegizmo cover but I opted for a very large Dob cover, however I got another solar cover. Why? mostly because I wanted to save $100. So my CPC1100 has sat outside since March. Through wind, rain, sun and both high (over 90F and low freezing) temperatures. I am happy with my double cover solution. It works fine and cost less than a single very large 365 cover. HOWEVER, i probably will not leave the scope out after thanksgiving, because I just do not trust the new england winters and frankly, even if I had a 365 cover, I probably would not leave the scope out. For what you are considering, a few days or a week, a normal telegizmo cover would work just fine.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

Thanks for all the insight and advice. I'm thinking the 365 cover is the best option. What is the biggest size they make for an EQ mounted scope? I would be using a C8 but a C11 might be in my future and possibly with a guide scope mounted on top.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:37 AM

I use the T3G2 365 covers. They are made for a 12" to 14" SCT on an EQ mount. They fit over my SCTs and my long refractors as well and cover to within 1' of the ground on my CG-5s.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

They make custom sized ones, you just have to ask. I know, because I did ask and ordered one.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

They make custom sized ones, you just have to ask.



Indeed they do, and they are extremely nice to work with.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

I've got two (365 version) Telegizmo covers. One is a 'Dob style' that permanently covers my permanent pier/G11 assembly. Then a 2nd '14 inch SCT' format cover where, on those RARE occasions with no moon and no clouds, my C11 will live for a week or so.

This is a very good product and it is astounding how effectively it avoids solar heat build up.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

I have a smaller telegizmos cover for a refractor on a GEM. I've used it for about 8 years now, although never continuously outside. I can't say enough good things about the cover or the company.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:26 AM

Yes, they are very nice to work with. And they can deal with unusual requests well, which in this day and age, is very refreshing.






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