Well, that's exactly what happened to me for the first time tonight. (Talk about being a newbie!) I was in my yard tonight for just the second time with my new (used) Sky Watcher 120 ProED and bamm! The temp converged with the dew point and all of a sudden everything was wet.
Clearly I need to do some research and decide what heat system to get but my question for this post has more to deal with a wet scope and eyepieces.
What is the best way to deal with wet equipment? Seems to me that once you bring everything back into a warm house, all eyepiece caps should come off and allow them to dry naturally. Scope caps should not be put on until the equipment warms up and is allowed to dry naturally. Only then should the caps be put back on and equipment stored as usual.
But is that the right approach? Should they be first wiped down? If so, is there a special lens fluid that should be used?
Also, is there a (safe) anti-fog pre-treatment?
I realize this is a basic question but I'm curious if the more experienced members approach this another way.
Thanks in advance for any responses!