For Celestron 5" C5 or Meade ETX-125, flexible black plastic


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This flexible plastic rollup dew shield fits all Celestron C5 Schmidt-Cassegrain and Meade ETX-125 Maksutov-Cassegrain catadioptric scopes . . .
Our Product #: 1955
Astrozap Product #: AZ-105

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. It's virtually essential for good contrast if you're planning on doing terrestrial photography.

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.

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

Warranty 1 year


Review by:
I purchased this shield after repeated instances during which the secondary mirror on my 6" f/6 imaging reflector dewed up, prematurely ending my imaging session. Since I began using the shield the problem has not recurred even once, despite the high humidity of South Carolina, where I live. The shield fits well on the 6" scope; the velcro strip is wide enough to provide a snug for a scope that size. (Posted on 7/22/2019)
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