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covering scope and mount at star camp?

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hello im going to the Galloway star camp hopefully, will a heavy duty plastic bag be sufficient to cover the scope and mount (during the day etc) over afew nights so I don't need to strip down the gear every night?  

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Hiya , anything that keeps the water and damp out will be sufficient, just make sure the cover is securely fixed so it doesn’t get blown off while your away from it ?

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As above - but also make sure it's well ventilated to avoid condensation build up inside the scope - especially in your C925. I've seen water swilling around inside the tube of Mak's and Sct's and it's a devil to get out. :)

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I use a fleece lined BBQ cover over my imaging gear, but also erect a toilet/utility tent to cover it which just lifts aside.

Over my dob I have one of the shiny covers from Widescreen centre,  but if the weather is anything more than light drizzle I tie it down with a tarpaulin cover.

Enjoy the SP!

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I and my chums go regularly to astrocamps and use these covers.  I got mine from ENS Optical, but I am sure other retailers sell them as well.  They are waterproofed.  I think it was in the region of £30 but its really substantial, and has velcros at the bottom to wrap around the legs.  If it's windy I normally wrap a bungee around the middle so the cover isn't acting as a sail and swishing the mount around (I damaged a mount like that several years ago).

Carole 

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