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#26 speedster

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:52 PM

Some have abandoned dew strips altogether and are following the lead of the large observatories.  No dew and better seeing.

 

https://www.cloudyni...refractors-too/

 

https://www.cloudyni.../#entry10898773



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 04:20 PM

Some have abandoned dew strips altogether and are following the lead of the large observatories.  No dew and better seeing.

 

https://www.cloudyni...refractors-too/

 

https://www.cloudyni.../#entry10898773

Will this help me power my dew strip?



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 05:33 PM

Nope, eliminates dew strips.



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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:30 PM

 I would like to thank everyone here on CN that helped me with this long and arduous path of creating an inexpensive power system for my over-priced dew strips. Well, they are not that overpriced after all because they fit both of my imaging refractors!

 

tomorrow night I will take it out and, well, it's just gotta work since heat is being generated. I presume to start of using the minimal dimmer.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:33 PM

These were the recommended items that were super easy to make it all work!

 

Total price for the power setup, (not including my lithium power box nd and the dew knot that I already own) = cheap!

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted 01 March 2021 - 03:59 AM

Gday

 

I built 2 of these units following Doug’s tutorial 

 

https://youtu.be/k3F5xwct8IE

 

They work great, I did see other CNers mention these units

 

Anyway goodluck



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Posted 11 March 2021 - 02:44 AM

I recommend looking on Scopestuff

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_dnot.htm



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Posted 11 March 2021 - 08:16 AM

I recommend looking on Scopestuff

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_dnot.htm

I'm glad the Dew-not heater straps are back in stock. The Dew-not's straps are the cheapest of all the brands but they were out of stock for a very long time. 

 

As for the controller, it's too expensive for my blood :)

 

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