Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap

Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap

Celestron Lens Shade/Dew Cap

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  • For the Celestron C6 and C8
  • For Other 6-8" Catadioptric Scopes
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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
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 12.0 x 4.5"
    Lens Shade/Dew Cap is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2011-01-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2013-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Celestron Lens shade/Dew protector 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.
    Date published: 2012-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent but..... 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!
    Date published: 2015-05-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better for the 8 inches 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 .
    Date published: 2012-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job. 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.
    Date published: 2011-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well, particularly after mod 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).
    Date published: 2012-09-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job but poorly made. The Celestron label fell off when unpacked, does the job though.
    Date published: 2015-06-04
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