Glass surfaces such as telescope lenses pointing to the clear sky are prone to having dew forming on the lens during the night - especially if its humid. They also tend to capture stray light, which reduces the contrast of the target.
As many astronomers and astrophotographers have experienced, on clear nights, dew is often a real problem and if it forms on your lens it can render your nights observing session over. After only a very short time, the optics can start fogging, making viewing or photography impossible. A good dew shield reduces the risk of fogging and extends the observing time. Note: on extremely humid nights, dew heaters will also be required. Dew shields are not required for Newtonian reflectors.
Lateral stray light from street lights can also enter the lens which reduces contrast and often cause unwanted reflections in photographs. These dew shields are also blackened out inside with non reflective felt, to help prevent stray light from entering the telescope.
Dew shield for larger OTA's (314mm)
The velcro fasteners are sewn and cannot detach. The dew shields themselves are made from weather-proof and non-ageing plastic.
These dew shields are extra flexible, the retentive area for the Velcro is much broader than the from many other designs. This offers a larger retentive area and also a better adaption to the diameter of your telescope.
Once attached to the tube, they hold very well. The contact surfaces to the tube are coated with a non-slip foam rubber.
They can be combined with dew heaters on extremely humid nights.
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24-48hrs. Some items may be 'Special Order Items' and require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.
All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Norther Ireland: from €19.50+
Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.
Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time.
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 72 hrs
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Shipping available for items upto a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.
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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 48 - 72 hrs
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