I am heading to Arizona for 3 days for a vacation, where it's currently hitting up to ~115F during the day (~20% humidity) and 100F at night (~30% humidity). The dark skies are too good to pass up, but I am wondering if the high temperatures may damage my equipment.
Ideally I would like to set up my scope on the first night and leave it parked and ready for the following two nights. I assume the optical tube assembly is OK in 115F heat, but I worry that the go-to mounts electronics could be damaged by 115F. Even if I shaded it with a canopy.
Unless someone here can re-assure me that a go-to mount can withstand 115F, I will plan to break down my scope and mount at the end of each night and store it inside a home during the day. Thanks everyone.