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Eastman

Dew free secondary mirror

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Hello All,

 

I'm looking for some help.

I have a 10"dob SW flextube and want to protect it against foging up.

Whats best to use for the secondary mirror?

Can I use a heating strip for that and if so which size is best to buy?

 

Thanks in advance

gr Gert

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Main question, what are you guys using.

Greets

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Not sure about size, but the heat pads that wrap around the secondary support work well (By secondary support, I mean the cylinder attached to the back of the mirror). The other option is a camping hair dryer to keep the dew at bay.

Paul

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with an open tube you need a shroud to protect it from stray light and maybe a dewstip for the dew on the 2nd mirror (altho I don't use powered dew caps) or a regular dewcap on the front that will prolong the dew from going on 2nd mirror

joejaguar

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