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#1 LuxTerra

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:12 AM

How are you storing your filter trays while not in use? There’s the 3D printed boxes. I’ve heard of using camera filter cases. Anyone have problems with dew and need to heat the case?

 

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:21 AM

I use a cheap photo-filter pouch. I have there up to 5 filters


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:28 AM

This is the one I bought (attached picture).

Five filters is a bit too packed, but it works. The depth is ideal. It has a couple of velcros in the back to hold it on your belt. In my case I use that to hang it off the handrail of the celestron evolution mount, very convenient.

 

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 10:08 PM

Thank you. That's about what I've seen others use.

 

Any other solutions out there? Those that 3D printed the Baader STL file holders seem happy with them. Anyone heating their filters for dew prevention?



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Posted 02 October 2020 - 09:18 AM

Thank you. That's about what I've seen others use.

 

Any other solutions out there? Those that 3D printed the Baader STL file holders seem happy with them. Anyone heating their filters for dew prevention?

 

I initially considered the 3D printed boxes. I asked a guy that sells 3D stuff here in CN, and it wasn't cost effective for me. Maybe for those that have a 3D printer available it's easier.

The advantage of the pouch is that it is easier to handle the filters when it's cold, and that I have them all together.  I don't have to mess with different single-filter boxes here and there (I'm only a visual observer). Also, I can directly and quickly put them back in the hanging pouch, instead of having to look for a case while holding the filter or leaving them on a surface.

I don't remember any problem with dew. Maybe they dew a bit during handling if they were stored in a cold place (house with A/C in summer) . Once in the filter slide, they shouldn't get any dew. I'm assuming they are used in closed systems like SCT or refractor.




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