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7" Mak: Aluminum Dew Shield

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#1 HotRod217

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 02:46 PM

I am searching for an aluminum dew shield for a 7" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. I couldn't find anything except for one that fits 8" SCT's. Could that work?



#2 helpwanted

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 02:49 PM

While not aluminum, I use this on my 190 Mak-Newt, since velcro, it should fit 180 just fine.

 

https://astrozap.com...on-190-mak-newt



#3 luxo II

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 06:21 PM

While a matching aliminium one looks nice (my MK66 has one), the larger ones are somewhat impractical to store - and too easily damaged.

 

For my 10" I made my own, by cannibalising a car windscreen sunshade (around $5, easily chopped to size with scissors) and some adhesive velcro tabs. It rolls up nicely so doesn't occupy space when stored.


Edited by luxo II, 25 February 2021 - 06:33 PM.


#4 sportsmed

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 10:33 AM

Yea an aluminum would look nice I guess but I just went to Hobby Lobby and bought some costume foam and velcro strips and made my own for my 127mm Mak, it works great and only cost me about $18. Just a thought....



#5 jason_milani

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 05:56 PM

If it's a Meade Maksutov I think the tube diameter is identical to the Meade 8" SCT.




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