Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:25 PM
Makes me feel lucky (again) for being able to roll my gear out of my garage.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:54 PM
Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:10 PM
Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:09 PM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:06 PM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:36 AM
i've been very happy with mine
tom has been quite helpfull.
fwiw i take the scope inside and leave the mount out
with no loss of alignment.
here's a satillite's view of my two covers
biggest scare: found a brown widow with egg sac attached to the inside of the cover. check your covers and clean your tripod feet if you live in spider country.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:20 PM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:14 PM
I called Telegizmo, spoke with Bob and one idea he gave me was to place an astroturf matt under the mount. He also said I should test the cover with a hose and if it leaked he'd exchange it. Of course after about 7 minutes of blasting a hose on the cover, not a drop leaked through.
Well, I kept the cover, bought an astro turf mat, and now place a towel and a heavy duty contractors trash bag under the Telegizmo cover over the mount. All seems well now. And yes Bob knows his product and was a pleasure to speak with.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:29 AM
Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:35 PM
I'll use your idea of a low watt bulb if the problem does arise again.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:52 PM
My scope is in a roll-off roof observatory, so the observatory itself provides protection. But since the observatory is not sealed or insulated (for thermal equilibrium), the bag provides some additional protection for the scope.