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Telescope Cover

A telescope cover is an essential accessory to keep your valuable optics safe from heat, prolonged sunlight, dew, and unexpected wet weather. OPT gives you a wide range of outdoor telescope cover options for specific builds and more universal needs alike. Choose from trusted brands like Orion, Astrozap, and TeleGizmos.

If you’re looking for a Dobsonian telescope cover, a great place to start is with our best-selling TeleGizmos 365 Series Cover for 6- and 8-inch Dobsonian telescopes. Covers like this deliver the most rugged protection for 24 hours’ worth of conditions. This cover features the TeleGizmos Solar Cover material on the interior for thermal isolation and an exterior cover of tightly woven polyester with an acrylic coating. This warranty-backed cover prevents heat build-up on sunny days, provides multiple levels of protection from water, and stands up to UV radiation.

You can also find a telescope cover for specific telescope builds such as 12-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes on alt-az mounts, 5- to 6-inch Equatorian Refractors, and 10- to 12-inch f/5 Newtonians on German Equatorial Mounts. Buy a tripod coverto protect the legs of your stand from rust, dust, and UV radiation, or get a Celestron telescope cover to match your Celestron rig.

A dust cover by Astrozap is a great idea for keeping dust off your RC telescope. The sewn-in elastic band fits perfectly over the end of your telescope tube, preventing dust from settling on your optics and degrading image quality.

As always, our Sales Team is here to answer any questions about telescope covers for various conditions and setups. Don’t hesitate to reach out.


Still have questions? We have answers.

Can I leave my telescope outside?

It’s never a good idea to leave your telescope out unguarded overnight due to the potential for moisture, dust, bugs, and wind to damage it. However, a telescope cover is a great option for times when you need to keep your telescope in position before, after, or in between observing sessions.

How do you store a telescope at home?

Store your telescope in a clean, dry, dust-free environment. Opt for a climate-controlled room rather than an uninsulated shed. Keep a telescope cover on whenever it’s not being used.

How can I protect my telescope?

Keep your telescope out of harm’s way by keeping moisture, dust, dirt, and bugs away from it whenever possible. Store it in a climate-controlled indoor area when not in use, and use a telescope cover both when it’s in storage and when it’s outdoors unused for several hours.