Astrozap Celestron 8" SCT, Flexible black plastic, with one notch for German equatorial mounts


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This flexible plastic rollup dew shield fits all Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes with a dovetail mounting bar designed for use on a German equatorial mount - EdgeHD, CGEM, CGEM DX, and Advanced Series . . .
Our Product #: 1958HD
Astrozap Product #: AZ-122

Product Description

The Astrozap dew shield/lens shade is made of lightweight, flexible, and durable black ABS plastic, lined with black felt to absorb both moisture and light. Aside from retarding the formation of dew during nighttime observing, it acts as a lens shade to block neighboring lights and provide a sharper and higher contrast image when doing astronomical observing from a light-polluted city or suburban site.

Simply wrap the Astrozap around the optical tube's front cell. The ends of the dew shield overlap and Velcro strips on the overlapping ends hold it firmly closed in a tubular shape. The Velcro closures are sewn in place for durability. A two-inch rubber trim inside the dew shield clasps the telescope optical tube front cell snugly to prevent any slippage of the dew shield during use. A large notch cut into the dew shield will clear the dovetail bar on the underside of the optical tube used for mounting the scope on a German equatorial mount, allowing a snug and secure fit.

Storage is easy. You can roll the Astrozap up like a newspaper and fasten it with a rubber band or string to stand out of the way in the back of a closet when not in use. Alternatively, you can store it open and flat in the top of your telescope carrying case or standing on end out of the way in the back of a closet.

Tech Details

Weight 20 oz.
Warranty 1 year


Review by:
I added one of these to my 8" Dob to act as a light shield. I have a lot of ground light pollution in my area and this helped keep stray light out of the tube. Worked well. Perfect fit. (Posted on 10/25/2019)
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