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C6 - where to get an aluminum dew shield?

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#1 Churmey

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:34 AM

Does anyone have a reference as to where one might be able to get an aluminum dew shield for a Celestron C6? I've done an initial search, and at current, can only find them for 8" and up. 

 

Thank you in advance!



#2 junomike

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:50 AM

Astrozap used to make one for the Meade 6" SN Call and see if It's still available and if it's compatible.



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:27 AM

What diameter tubing do you need for a dew shield for your C6?  I have some that's just over 7" - it might work for you if you want to do a "make it yourself" dew shield.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:50 AM

I vote to make your own. I used a plastic downhill slider. cost 4.99.



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Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:12 PM

Just out of curiosity, why do you want aluminum?  



#6 Churmey

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:48 AM

Thank you everyone for your advice; I'll probably end up doing a DIY.  I wanted an aluminum dew shield because I simply like how rigid they are, especially when you wrap them with a heater and implement a synthetic spider vane etc.....



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 02:32 PM

Just a suggestion ... but don't wrap a dew heater strip around the dew shield, it just won't work as well in that position. The proper placement for the strip is on the ota behind the front cell. 



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:21 PM

Thank you everyone for your advice; I'll probably end up doing a DIY.  I wanted an aluminum dew shield because I simply like how rigid they are, especially when you wrap them with a heater and implement a synthetic spider vane etc.....

synthetic spider vane?



#9 Churmey

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

synthetic spider vane?

Maybe a bad choice of words...... here is my spider vane on my 11" RASA's aluminum dew shield :

 

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#10 Eddgie

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:28 AM

Does anyone have a reference as to where one might be able to get an aluminum dew shield for a Celestron C6? I've done an initial search, and at current, can only find them for 8" and up. 

 

Thank you in advance!

Not aluminum, but if you know someone with a 3D printer, you could probably get them to print a shield out for you, and if you like, they could even print in the spider vanes.

 

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#11 Churmey

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:19 AM

Not aluminum, but if you know someone with a 3D printer, you could probably get them to print a shield out for you, and if you like, they could even print in the spider vanes.

 

attachicon.gif Comet Catcher 3D Printed Light Shade.jpg

Now your talking!! Do you know anyone who might be interested in doing it? I really like your idea with the vanes printed also. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who does this.




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