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Any idea where I can get a secondary mirror dew heater pad for my 12" Skyliner Flextube Dob?

I did email a Famous teLescOpe shop about this a couple of weeks ago but didnt get a reply :D

Allan

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I have one (wrap around type) which i will be selling here soon. If you can't wait you can get a new one here:

Altair Astro Nature Optics CATALOG - Astronomy Telescopes & SkyShed POD Observatory equipment UK & Europe

Also, I think the retailer you are referring to had a recent electrical problem and may not have received your email, best to call him really, he's a nice chap to talk to :D

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Also, I think the retailer you are referring to had a recent electrical problem and may not have received your email, best to call him really, he's a nice chap to talk to :D

I think that may be the reason, I only remembered today i hadnt got a reply, I wasnt meaning to complain about them.

I'll have a look at the link, thanks

Allan

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What kind of secondary holder have you got. Is it a stalk with the mirror glued to it in which case a wrap around stalk heater from Kendrick might be best although you'll need a dew controller as well to use it, If is a hollow holder with the mirror held on by clips then the best solution is the astrosystems dewguard DewGuard

This fits inside the holder, self contained powersource with a 9v battery and built in temp sensor control.

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What kind of secondary holder have you got. Is it a stalk with the mirror glued to it in which case a wrap around stalk heater from Kendrick might be best although you'll need a dew controller as well to use it, If is a hollow holder with the mirror held on by clips then the best solution is the astrosystems dewguard DewGuard

This fits inside the holder, self contained powersource with a 9v battery and built in temp sensor control.

That looks a superb idea, unfortunately, my secondary mirror is the glued to a stalk type. Brympton has identified the correct heater in his post so I will be looking at one of those.

Allan

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I did email a Famous teLescOpe shop about this a couple of weeks ago but didnt get a reply :D

Sorry Allen, that was around the time we were at Kelling, your email must have slipped through the net.

Try Blinky, he makes bespoke heater tapes.

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Sorry Allen, that was around the time we were at Kelling, your email must have slipped through the net.

Try Blinky, he makes bespoke heater tapes.

No problem, I thoink it was when you had your power outage.

Allan

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Hi there, is the rear of the mirror visible, or is it sheathed in black plastic?

Nick

I am in need of a secondary dew heater because my secondary dews up something chronic. I have a Revelation 12 inch Dob and the secondary appears to be sheathed in black plastic. Would that rule out getting a wrap-around heater (I am guessing it would); if that is the case what could I do to prevent dew forming on the secondary?

Thanks

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It looks like this...

Allan

OK thanks for posting the picture Allan :D.

The "wrap around" one mentioned earlier won't work with this setup. You need a design which makes as even as possible contact with the rear of the mirror, which you can slip around the stalk.

Nick

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I am in need of a secondary dew heater because my secondary dews up something chronic. I have a Revelation 12 inch Dob and the secondary appears to be sheathed in black plastic. Would that rule out getting a wrap-around heater (I am guessing it would); if that is the case what could I do to prevent dew forming on the secondary?

Thanks

Not sure of what type heater you would need. I am going for the flexi dew shield first ( and shroud for my open tube dob) to see how that works. I have always had success in the past with shields on SCT's. If that doesnt work, then I may look at someone like Altair Astro as I understand they do the right dew heaters for mine. Might be worth you contacting them to see if they can help.

Nick, thanks for the info.

Allan

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