Re: Newbie questions


I use the gun safe dehumidifier rods too, mostly in my safes.    They are designed to create an airflow in the tube, not wanted in a telescope but welcomed when you are drying out air and changing the ambient temp. 


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From: Brian Valente
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Newbie questions


Along these lines, I use an inexpensive gun safe dehumidifier


It emits low level heat and has very little risk of things catching fire







On Mon, Oct 25, 2021 at 6:50 AM Howard Ritter via <> wrote:

Clever idea, Jack, thanks!



On Oct 25, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Jack Huerkamp <Mallincamusa@...> wrote:




If you a cover similar to a ScopeStuff 24/7 cover with reflectix on the inside, just hang a 25 to 40 whatt bulb below the scope, let it run and the heat it generates will keep the mount and electronics dry.  I did that for years with good results.


Yours truly,




Jack Huerkamp

Jack's Astro Accessories, LLC

38388 Pine Street

Pearl River, LA 70452-5192


30.37N  89.76W


All of us get lost in the darkness.
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars.

………………………………….Neil Peart







Brian Valente


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