Orange tube C-8
Orthos, Plossls, RKEs, ES82s, ES68s
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Warren Astro-Tech 127EDT Celestron Onyx 80ED Astro-Tech Field Flattener C8 (circa 1983 Orange Tube) Atlas EQ-G, Orion SSAG Canon 135mm F2.8 Nikon 180mm F2.8 ED, 300mm F4.5 ED Canon XS Gary Honis Mod, 40D(the Band it) Philips SPC900 Astronomik CLS clip-in filter Hutech IDAS 2" LP filter http://www.flickr.com/photos/39603117@N03/?saved=1
Quote:I never heard of such a thing. My Atlas stays outside covered by a heavy duty contractors trash bag underneath a Telegizmo 365 scope cover.
Quote:I know that Astro-Physics AP900, 1200, and 3600 equatorial mounts are left outside continuously at the South Pole with some minor modification (different grease etc) and the standard (industrial grade) electronics can handle it. There are some pictures on their website. However in that location the water is solid! I have also left my Astro-Physics mounts outside under cover for extended periods with no problems at all. Their mounts are extremely rugged and you may want to ask them for advice.Chris
5" F/9 1st-gen "blue" AP StarFire on Dobbins GEM Mount 6" F/15 J.W.Fecker Refractor on - I'm not sure yet 5" Classic Orange C-5 - with lots of old stuff 10" Meade DS-10 - w/LEATHER end caps 12" LightBridge - extensively moded Jason 60mm Discoverer Model 313 Meade ETX-90EC with Autostar Way too many other 60 mm's Fujinon 6x30 FMTR-SX bino 8' Exploradome with Bay 1st Gen Smoothies - All 5