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#1 SteelStar

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 05:03 PM

I just ordered one of these. I hope it works like I think 🤔 


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 05:05 PM

I just saw the video highlighted on the CN homepage about that. Tell us how it is. 



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Posted 25 January 2021 - 06:30 PM

I just ordered one of these. I hope it works like I think  

Please post your review...I’m especially interested to hear if you think this will work with your XX12g...I’m thinking it might work in the section with the doors but not sure if there is enough room...



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Posted 25 January 2021 - 07:55 PM

Please post your review...I’m especially interested to hear if you think this will work with your XX12g...I’m thinking it might work in the section with the doors but not sure if there is enough room...

I will when I get it. It looks simple easy and fast to set up according to the YouTube video on it. 

https://youtu.be/1rL5PzPa-dQ


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#5 Rick Kapela

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 11:18 PM

This looks awesome!  I would use this in the backyard, just to block light.  Can't wait for the review!


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 12:51 AM

This looks awesome!  I would use this in the backyard, just to block light.  Can't wait for the review!

Rick, that was EXACTLY my thoughts! That darned neighbor two houses down that ALWAYS leaves their outdoor garage light on! LOL.



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 01:07 AM

Looks like a good idea.  



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:11 AM

Looks good,I think if it was two scope sides wide open with one door,I would be able to put my folding table, observing chair & XX12G in it Going to have see if they sell components separately, sure would be a mighty nice little observatory for my front or backyard.

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:05 AM

Looks pretty cool but I wish he had shown how to put the two together to get 5 X 10 enclosure.   One of the walls must be removable on the 4 sided piece.  Still pretty neat, I have used a pop up hunting blind before for something similar. 


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 09:11 AM

 I used to have something similar (not by Explore Scientific) and the biggest issue for me was set-up time. I'd be curious how this one is in that regard.


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 07:04 PM

Looks pretty cool but I wish he had shown how to put the two together to get 5 X 10 enclosure.   One of the walls must be removable on the 4 sided piece. 

He states in the video that you have to have a buddy that has one too so that you can combine them together to make the 10 x 10 open area.


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Posted 26 January 2021 - 08:22 PM

Looks good,I think if it was two scope sides wide open with one door,I would be able to put my folding table, observing chair & XX12G in it Going to have see if they sell components separately, sure would be a mighty nice little observatory for my front or backyard.

That’s my thinking too...If the “second” room (without the doors) is available as a separate, I can see putting two of them together too make a larger dark protected area for a dobsonian.  

 

Looks pretty cool but I wish he had shown how to put the two together to get 5 X 10 enclosure.   One of the walls must be removable on the 4 sided piece.  Still pretty neat, I have used a pop up hunting blind before for something similar. 

I’m hoping that when @SteelStar receives it, that we can find out if one side of the primary room can be (cut) to allow connecting the two panels into one large room.



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Posted 27 January 2021 - 02:53 AM

I wonder if one would fit in this tent along with an astro setup.

Field test is definitely needed.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 01:36 PM

Kind of nice but $149 would be a real price for this item.


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Posted 28 January 2021 - 06:17 AM

The cheaper the better and one room would suffice :)



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Posted 28 January 2021 - 11:48 PM

I too saw the video on YouTube presented by Woodland Hills.  It was asserted there that these tents would be available in Dec of 2020.  I pre-ordered one on that basis.  I recently contacted Woodland Hills and asked about availability.  The person I spoke with had no information and today I noticed my pre-order had disappeared.

 

Hmmm...



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:10 AM

I too saw the video on YouTube presented by Woodland Hills.  It was asserted there that these tents would be available in Dec of 2020.  I pre-ordered one on that basis.  I recently contacted Woodland Hills and asked about availability.  The person I spoke with had no information and today I noticed my pre-order had disappeared.

 

Hmmm...

I’ve heard this has been happening more and more since the Christmas rush ended.



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 10:22 AM

Web site now shows "Sold Out" and "Available in late Jan./early Feb. 2021"


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Posted 20 February 2021 - 11:23 AM

It's interesting, but looks more suitable for a scope on a tripod than a dob. Need that pivot point up closer to the sky opening so that the scope mouth clears the walls.


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