Green Witch Scope Cover
Product Code: GW-SCOPECOAT
DescriptionThis Premium Woven Polyester Telescope Cover is specially treated to protect against snow, frost, rain, pollution and birds. What's more, it is ultra violet-stabilised to protect against the harmful effects of sunlight and its Weather-GardT protection means it is 100% waterproof.
Integral ventilation flaps make it especially suitable for protecting a telescope. Solid brass eyelets and quality tie-cords are provided, and every cover comes complete with a durable zip-up storage bag.
Use the cover to protect your telescope while you wait for the weather to change or when you don't want to take it in until the next day. Equally useful as a dust cover for indoor storage.
The first picture shows it on an 8-inch Dobsonian but it is big enough to cover a 12-inch SCT such as an LX200.
The second picture is one of our Scope Coats at the European Southern Observatory's site at Paranal in Chile. It is used to protect a Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM) from the harsh mountain-top weather.
The DIMM is based on a C11 on an EQ6 PRO mount, both supplied by Green Witch.
The Paranal Observatory is located on the top of Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert in the northern part of Chile and in what is believed to be the driest area on Earth. Cerro Paranal is a 2,635-m high mountain, about 120 km south of the town of Antofagasta and 12 km inland from the Pacific Coast. Despite its reputaion for dryness you will see from the picture that ice and snow do occur. Solar radiation is also intense but the scope cover resists it remarkably well. Our own tests in the UK confirm that it works well in all climates.
Image courtesy of Dr Andrew Born.
Actual dimensions 64cmx64cmx1.2m
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Reviewer: John Thain Hertford, Hertfordshire
This has got to be the best buy for protecting your valuable telescope. I had this as part of my Celestron CPC 8 package purchased last year (2013) from Neil at Green Witch South. I use the cover indoors to keep it protected from dust and when set up outside it keeps everything dry and protected in between the showers and overcast spells!! The quality of the material is of high quality and I would highly recommend purchasing this cover its a good investment and you will be pleased you did!