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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jul 2, 2011 6:31:22 GMT -6
Dew Shield Redo
02 July 2011
With all the new accessories riding on top of the C11 now, my old Extended Dew Shield (E.D.S), no longer fits and I need a new one.
The old one worked great, keeping light and moisture off and out of my Corrector Plate...
Displaying the original dew shield from August 2010
Using the same material that I have been using for my dew shields and flocking, I crafted another one. With measurements of 40" around and 2' long, I sewing machined strips of Velcro on the ends and it makes a tight fit.
But it's black...like the original.
Nothing wrong with that, but with the Chevelle Blue that the C11 OTA is painted, I felt that maybe some color would be bold...
Having some pleather-like material on hand, I sewed a cover that I could slip on and off as desired...instead of permanently gluing one on. It looks brighter here and the wrinkles need to relax, but I dig it. I plan to sew other colors as well...just for the hell of it and 'cause I can.
I did find something new in the OTA during this project...
Another bug making a home inside the tube.
It's flying around in there now, as you read this.
Is there a notice in the bug world, announcing free shelter inside Joe's scope? Must have got into the scope while by the lake and through the open rear.
Gonna have to take the corrector off again...tonight.