For anyone who has ever spent time waiting for the clouds or dew point to pass, or those who leave their telescope equipment assembled in their homes, garages, or observatories, we understand about keeping dust, dirt, and moisture away from your optics.
Perhaps you’re at a star party. The weather might be fair when you’re not using your telescope, but why leave your lenses and mirrors open to the environment when you can protect them? There’s a simple, low-cost answer: a telescope cover. Large Dobsonian telescopes are nearly impossible to find or construct a case for. Open truss-tube designs are great, but sometimes allow added light to interfere and collect incident dust.
Your telescope will be stored for many more hours than it will be in use, and you want to keep your optics clean and free of dust. Closing the tube will also prevent mice, cats, spiders and other things from nesting in your tube (all of which we have seen photos of!). However, if your tube has just come in from a dewy observing session, it should be allowed to dry out before it is closed up – put your dust caps on the next morning, assuming it has dried up by then.
Telescope covers are a commonly seen item at star parties where telescopes are set up outdoors for several days at a time. A telescope cover will reject the heat of the sun during the day, allowing the telescope to cool down more quickly after sunset. Telescope covers will also protect from the occasional rain shower. This protection is essential for leaving your valuable equipment set up for several days at a time.
Our unique, custom design and locally manufactured telescope covers are constructed from blue water resistant 400 Denier Oxford Nylon with urethane coating double stitched with corded drawstring.
ATTENTION: DOB OWNERS
The covers listed for DOBS are for standard tubes, TRUSS TYPES usually run larger.
Please refer to size listing.
If you do not find the cover for your scope in the list, please contact us for a reasonable quote for a custom cover. Just email us your scope’s measurements.