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Meade 8" LXD-55/75 SC8, Flexible black plastic w/notch

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This flexible plastic rollup dew shield/lens shade fits the Meade LXD-75 SC-8 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain . . .
Our Product #: 19SC8
Astrozap Product #: 19SC8

Product Description

This dew shield fits the Meade 8" LXD-75 SC-8 Schmidt-Cassegrain. It has a notche cut into it to clear the mounting bar on the underside of the 8" Meade optical tube. This gives the dew shield a smoother and tighter fit to prevent air and light leaks.

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.

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've had this dew shield for my Meade LXD55 SC-8 for over 10 years. It works very well to slow down the formation of dew. The notch is cut out to perfectly fit around the mounting bar on the bottom of the OTA.
The only thing that was unfortunate for me was that Astrozap later came out with a dew shield that had the dew heater strip built-in. Since I already had a Dew-Not dew heater strip, I just wrap the dew shield over it. It just would have been nice to have both of them together as one piece.
(Posted on 11/11/2018)
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