Re: Telegizmos Telescope Covers

Ted Mickle

Thanks for the recommendation - I went ahead and purchased a set for the OTA, 1100GTO and tripod - so far all has lived up to expectations.


On Mar 27, 2018, at 15:39, biker123@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:


I have two of the Telegizmos covers.. The main one is over a 1100  mount and previously used with my 900 mount so in use for 5 years. These sit out in the open with a 11" SCT sitting on a home made pier. I installed grommets on the covers and use heavy straps to connet to the pier so it won't flap around in heavy wind. I put a heavy towel over the scope and sharper edges to avoid wear on the covers. They sit out year round in my Michigan weather including snow (relatively light where I live) in temperatures from well below freezing to high 90s in summer. Haven' t had a bit of trouble with the arrangement and no leaks at all. I do check everything  frequently for any issues but never an issue with scope or mount. 

The other covers isn't left out for more than a week at a time but equally durable and of same vintage. It covers the same two mounts but with a 6" APO refractor. 

The coves are rated for 24/7 for 5 years and I have no doubt they can easily meet that standard.

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