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wavecloud
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Reged: 09/22/13

Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: Megabusa]
      #6117645 - 10/04/13 05:05 PM

So it can't be used on a dome.

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Midnight Dan
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Reged: 01/23/08

Loc: Hilton, NY, Yellow Zone (Bortl...
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? [Re: wavecloud]
      #6118718 - 10/05/13 09:57 AM

Here are some more flexible brush seals that might work on a dome.
http://www.flex-guard.com/flexible-strip-brushes/flexible-strip-brush.asp

-Dan


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Moabite
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Reged: 08/10/13

Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6126696 - 10/09/13 10:31 AM

I've always covered my scopes with Telegizmos 365 series covers. The observatory gets hot during the summer. Temperatures under the cover are 10 degrees cooler than outside the cover.

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theflop
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Reged: 02/25/09

Loc: Ortonville, MI
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: Moabite]
      #6137745 - 10/14/13 07:55 PM

I used a large beach towel for the last 6 months. No spider webs, no marks on scope or mount. Highly recommended.

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Aquarist
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 08/27/12

Loc: Illinois
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: theflop]
      #6138429 - 10/15/13 07:22 AM

Well, I broke down and got a telegizmos cover. I just could not deal with leaving them uncovered even inside.

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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: Aquarist]
      #6138780 - 10/15/13 11:00 AM

You won't regret it; they are beautiful covers.

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niteman1946
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Reged: 02/16/08

Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6139104 - 10/15/13 01:47 PM

I use an original Orion Scope Saver (1997) from when the scope was new. It's lightweight, quick and easy to slip on and off.
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.

Mark


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Tori
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Somerville, MA/Warren, NH
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: niteman1946]
      #6139145 - 10/15/13 02:04 PM

I use a beach towel draped over my dew shield to keep the dust down a little bit. That's fine when I'm there but I also use my observatory remotely. Taking the towel off remotely is easy, but I haven't figured out how to put it back on. Yet. So it just goes back on when I'm back there, which right now is about once a week.

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ICruz
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Reged: 10/15/13

Loc: Ohio
Re: Telescope covers in an observatory? new [Re: Alex McConahay]
      #6143810 - 10/17/13 09:41 PM

I use a Desert Storm cover from TeleGizmos.

Keeps everything nice and clean.


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