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Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap

B&H # CELSC68 MFR # 94009
Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap

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  • For the Celestron C6 and C8
  • For Other 6-8" Catadioptric Scopes

You Pay: $23.95

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The Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap is a tube of approximately the same diameter as your telescope tube which reduces the amount of dew that builds up on the corrector plate.  It also serves as a lens shade, preventing stray light from falling upon the corrector plate and thus greatly improves contrast.

This shade is manufactured of rugged, soft Foamex plastic.  It can be stowed away flat after usage.  Celestron employs a thicker material that won't crack as easily as other manufacturer's efforts, with sewing instead of inexpensive glue for a longer service life.

UPC: 050234940092
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 5.6 x 4.5"
Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    4.5

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Good padding (6)
    • Widely compatible adapter (4)

    Cons

    • Poor fit (3)

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (17)
    • Astrophotography (10)
    • Bright conditions (7)
    • Travel (5)
    • Terrestrial viewing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (13), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid product at a good price.

    I bought this dew shield in an effort to do just that--shield my Celestron 6SE from dew. It's a very well made, simple product that seems to work well. As a first...Read complete review

    I bought this dew shield in an effort to do just that--shield my Celestron 6SE from dew. It's a very well made, simple product that seems to work well. As a first step toward preventing dew build up , this product is well priced and cheaper than buying a full blown heated system (I don't stay out all night so I don't seem to need the heated system). Furthermore, I build a lot of my own custom devices and products and considered making my own dew shield to save money, but quickly realize that at this price point, simply buying the Celestron shield made great sense and yielded a cheaper and better product. Highly recommended.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for the price

    Very acceptable quality for the price but the Celestron logo will be upside down when mounted, at least my sample was. It includes a notch for the dovetail rail to keep it aligned and...Read complete review

    Very acceptable quality for the price but the Celestron logo will be upside down when mounted, at least my sample was. It includes a notch for the dovetail rail to keep it aligned and it's made of a rigid plastic so it maintains its form well. It also has a nice padded ring to ensure a snug fit just behind the collector plate ring. The big disadvantage for me and the reason I moved on to another brand is because the inside, although somewhat textured, is still rather reflective and I live in a very light polluted area. Rather than invest the effort to acquire and line it with felt or cloth, I just moved on. For those looking for a dew shield for the 5SE like I was, this one can be made to fit by just cutting it shorter and then adding some Velcro as another poster mentioned.

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    3.0

    Does the job but poorly made.

    By Steve

    from Melbourne, Australia

    Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

    The Celestron label fell off when unpacked, does the job though.

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    5.0

    Excellent but.....

    By Frank

    from Spring Hill, Florida

    Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

    Its pretty much designed for the nexstar series altaz mounts, but on the VX mount, it slides on the fitted notch over the dovetail bar, which causes the Celestron logo to face the top of the tube. The should make two versions of this shield. Other then that, a must have and works as it should!

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    5.0

    it does what it does

    By hustla78

    from pa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

      works pretty well keeping that nasty dew outa there. much better quality than i was expecting for the money.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      As advertised!

      By Paul Gates

      from Hattiesburg, MS

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Travel

        Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

        Great product! Fits my Nexstar 8SE perfectly. Easy to store. Only give it four stars because it contains no heating element. Even with this dew shield, my collector plate will gather dew. I had to buy a separate dew heater.

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        5.0

        Does the job

        By Big D

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bright Conditions

          Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

          Does what it was designed for, good product, reasonably priced

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Not much to say here

          By MarcA

          from Escondido

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

          It does what it states.... Hard to fault that.... A shade - a cap... Yes, it does help stay off the formation of dew... Only reason I don't give it a 5 star is the way if fits... Okay fit - but a bit more "cut out" would have allowed less fuss when mounting the "shade" ... It just seems a bit "off" center.... But hey - you use it night - who can see !?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Good for the price

          By HT417

          from Land of Prost!

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

          • Reflective Interior

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography
          • Terrestrial Viewing

          Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

          Very acceptable quality for the price but the Celestron logo will be upside down when mounted, at least my sample was. It includes a notch for the dovetail rail to keep it aligned and it's made of a rigid plastic so it maintains its form well. It also has a nice padded ring to ensure a snug fit just behind the collector plate ring. The big disadvantage for me and the reason I moved on to another brand is because the inside, although somewhat textured, is still rather reflective and I live in a very light polluted area. Rather than invest the effort to acquire and line it with felt or cloth, I just moved on. For those looking for a dew shield for the 5SE like I was, this one can be made to fit by just cutting it shorter and then adding some Velcro as another poster mentioned.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          A must-buy!!

          By Glen

          from Ontario, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography
            • Bright Conditions

            Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

            Better materials and construction than I expected!! Great for reducing light interference and delaying corrector plate dew formation.
            Excellent & super-fast shipping!!!
            Wonderful company to deal with!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Inexpensive and Effective

            By Burnsie

            from Virginia

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Widely Compatible Adapter

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Astrophotography
              • Bright Conditions

              Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

              Used this on a Meade LX90 8" ACF. It fit great and the Celestron letters peeled right off. Only wish that they didn't bend it in half to package it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Better for the 8 inches

              By labozpie

              from Milan, IT

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Padding
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Poor Fit

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Bright Conditions
              • Terrestrial Viewing
              • Travel

              Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

              The product is great itself however when used on my 6 inches the extrawarapping required makes the shape of the dewshield somewhat uneven .. with 8 diameters is perfect .

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Does what it is supposed too.

              By David

              from Darien, CT

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Helps With Dew Problems
              • Shades Light From Tube
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography
                • Bright Conditions
                • Terrestrial Viewing

                Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                Works as advertised. The only thing that it could use is a heater (why only 4 stars) for the really humid nights, but you can purchase a heater strap that will work with it for relatively cheap.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works well, particularly after mod

                By EXT64

                from Blacksburg, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Padding
                • Lightweight
                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy

                  Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                  This product works well on my Celestron C6 SCT. Although it is not clear in the picture, it does have the notch cutout for the dovetail bar. For my C6, I cut off the extra material (and velcro) meant for the C8. After I did this it kept a more circular shape and seemed to fit better. Before cutting it was a little more oval shaped, but probably still fine. I've also heard that the "Celestron" letters aren't applied very well, though that is minor (and I haven't lost any yet).

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Celestron Dew Shield

                  By Stardrifter_WA

                  from Perth Australia

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Padding
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                    This is an excellent dew shield that lays flat for transportation and is easily attached to the telescope. Although it has a notch cut out of the telescope end for mounting around the Celestron rail, it did require cutting the material to fit a Losmandy dovetail bracket that carries the guide scope. Cutting the material; to suit my set up was relatively easy. It is a great dew shield.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Handy to have

                    By SP

                    from Victoria, Australia

                    About Me Professional Guide

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Padding
                    • Protection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Astrophotography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                      A good protection for the front end of the telescope. I use this shade even for short viewing sessions, when dew is not an issue, as it keeps stray light away. It is also easy to store/transport.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Celestron Lens shade/Dew protector

                      By TheOD

                      from NorthWest/Lake Havasu City, AZ

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Padding
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Widely Compatible Adapter

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Astrophotography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                        I bought this product knowing it was for the bigger scopes (6SE & 8SE). I have the 5SE. I bought a strip of velcro 1 ft. long (Sticky Back)from the local fabric store and modified the cover. Took all of 5 mins. Works great. Protects my scope and fits perfectly. Couldn't make one for less from scratch. Thanks for the great service B&H Photo. We'll do business again.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does the job.

                        By Derek

                        from Florida

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Poor Fit

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Astrophotography

                        Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                        Fits great and works as expected, only issue is that it is slightly off shapen and takes a long time to get it to fit without partially blocking your view.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Fit

                        By Dawg

                        from Penna

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy
                          • Astrophotography
                          • Bright Conditions
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                          This was a perfect fit for my Nexstar 6SE scope. Very easy to install and it folds flat for easy storage. Its a perfect dew cap for where I use my scope and looks like it will last very long with little care.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Solid product at a good price.

                          By ssumm

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astronomy
                            • Bright Conditions

                            Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                            I bought this dew shield in an effort to do just that--shield my Celestron 6SE from dew. It's a very well made, simple product that seems to work well. As a first step toward preventing dew build up , this product is well priced and cheaper than buying a full blown heated system (I don't stay out all night so I don't seem to need the heated system). Furthermore, I build a lot of my own custom devices and products and considered making my own dew shield to save money, but quickly realize that at this price point, simply buying the Celestron shield made great sense and yielded a cheaper and better product. Highly recommended.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great dew cap!

                            By Cosio

                            from Miami, Fl.

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Does its job well
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy
                              • Dealing with humidity

                              Comments about Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap:

                              This dew cap works great! I used in south florida where humidity is always very high on a cold night for about 6-7 hours of star gazing, during the 12/21 lunar eclipse, I had absolutely no problems with dew collecting on my scope. As a matter of fact I had dew on all my equipment but the telescope, thanks in grand part to the dew cap.

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                              • No

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