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Is skywatcher heritage durable? If not,how can i improve it?

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What or how do you intend to use it to question the durability?

I find ours durable.

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Most astronomy equipment if carefully used will last for very many years.

The damp night air tends to condense onto equipment in use, so don’t pack it away until it has fully dried out. Avoid salty air close to the sea, protect the kit from direct sunlight when stored.

No need to baby it either, just considerate use is fine.

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Mine’s durable. It’s been in a backpack to Namibia, Zambia and La Palma numerous times. Never had a problem with it despite being up in over head bins and on rough African Dirt Roads...

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It's pretty simple design, so I don't see what could break... Mine is 1 year old...

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I purchased one of these recently, and - ok aside from the plastic focusser board/focusser - it is very nicely designed & made imho - much sturdier than i expected tbh.  I was very pleasantly surprised :)

Also hey, my comments re focusser need to be taken in the context of the price: the focusser on my 15" alone cost more than twice the price of the complete scope + mount.  It's fine with light-ish EPs.

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Taking my Heritage to Argentina/Chile next month for the eclipse and dark skies. Got a thick tube-shape cloth bag to store it in m carry-on backpack along with a Az-Gti for the flight. Tripod in suitcase. Flown to other places with same kit, a good aperture/portability ratio...

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We've just bought a 2nd hand one that's had a fair amount of use and it's in great condition. 

What's impressive is that it comes with a standard wedge so it can be mounted on other mounts than the mini-dob base.  For example, the SW AZ GTi mount (I must admit I'm tempted). 

 

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