Astrozap For Celestron 8" EdgeHD SCT, Textured Black, with notches


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This lightweight Astrozap aluminum dew shield is designed to fit the Celestron 8" EdgeHD on a CGEM mount. It will also work with the 8" non-EdgeHD version on a CGEM mount. It is notched to clear the optical tube's full-length mounting dovetail . . .
Our Product #: 1968HD
Astrozap Product #: AZ-245

Product Description

This lightweight Astrozap metal dew shield is made of rugged 20-gauge welded-seam aluminum. The interior is lined with contrast-enhancing black felt to absorb both stray light and moisture.

The Astrozap dew shield is finished in a textured black. The durable powder-coated finish is baked on for long life and chip resistance.

This dew shield is notched to clear the wide full-length mounting dovetail that attaches the EdgeHD optical tube to a Celestron CGEM German equatorial mount.

Four nylon thumbscrews in heavy-duty metal inserts lock onto the corrector plate rim to hold the dew shield onto the telescope optical tube and assure a secure fit.

Tech Details

Warranty 1 year


Review by:
I own the Aluminum black astrozap shield for my carbon fiber c.925. While heavier than a flexible one, it is far better in my opinion. The notches align perfectly to the scope and is always aligned straight on the ota (the OTA screws act as stops to keep it perfectly straight on the OTA) whereas a flexible one can droop and you may not align it perfectly straight on the OTA. I used an flexible shield on my 8" LX200, and it was worth the investment keeping the light out from the streetlights by my NY suburban home, but after having the Astrozap aluminum one, I'm hooked. Beautiful finish and black felt lining reduces stray light by orders of magnitude. Worth the few extra bucks and weight difference for sure. (Posted on 12/26/2018)
Review by:
I purchased this dew shield to help with balancing. I bought an 8 inch Ultima 2000 which was quite back heavy. This dew shield has some weight to it which helped make balance much easier. The fit and finish is top notch. It's easy to install and the notches help it fit with the dovetail on the C8. Great quality. They are also flocked and help block stray light. (Posted on 11/1/2018)
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Great dew shield snd light shade. Very sturdy. (Posted on 10/8/2018)
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