MEADE DEW SHIELDS
Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:11 PM
QUESTION: Respective of size, will their SCT dew shields fit all of their SCT models?
I have ordered a new 10" LX90-LNT, and I'm wondering if I buy a Meade second-hand dew shield designed for one of their 10" SCTs, will it fit mine?
Thanks and regards,
Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:32 PM
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:35 PM
For the last 9 years i used a "flex" felt-lined dewshield... until fatigued, it finally cracked beyond functionality (= i ran outta duck tape ). So i've just recently constructed my own shield using "Reflectix" lined with "ScopeStuff" black adhesive-backed flocking. I've meant to do a quickie write-up post on it, but haven't had the time. So far it's worked really well, but is so light-weight i'm having to re-balance my rig! My only concern is it's durability... yes-it's somewhat less expensive than a typical "flex" shield, but the minimum material you end up purchasing will build two shields, and even with TWO of 'em, they may not outlast the lifespan of a single 9-year "flex" unit. Only time will tell. But at least i got to play with sharp instruments & that reeeelly cool flocking-felt! That alone was worth the price of admission
Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:56 PM
I use a flex shield to ward off stray light.. no humidity up here, but one neighbor has a pesky light. The thing is like 20 acres away but I swear it's pointing right at me. I was thinking of putting a pole and small square about 100 feet from my observatory to block it. Would look silly, but I bet it would work!
Perhaps you should make a dozen or so of your lightweight dew shields and sell them here!
Posted 31 August 2005 - 01:48 PM
but they look quite sharp. also the may make the scope quite nose heavy so counter weights may be in the future
Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:04 PM
Been there... done that. Check this out.
"Perhaps you should make a dozen or so of your lightweight dew shields and sell them here!"
Or better, i'll finally post my "quickie", & y'all can make 'em even better than me!
Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:23 AM
Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:40 AM
I also have an Orion flexible dew shield for a 10". Granted the price was low; but, the thing weighs A TON !!!