- draw string
- ring gear
The cover has a great feel to it. I think my biggest concern is a strong gust of wind tipping over the mount or putting a bunch of stress on the clutches and ring gear. But that’s gotta be a lot of wind. I hang a dehumidifier inside, pull the draw string and let it be. As for the temperatures, I saw a video showing that it gets hot inside the cover. I have not found that to be the case. My scope stayed cool even through it was on my concrete driveway in the sun and 85 degrees out.
Great design. Have 10 inch Meade and an 80 mm spotting scope on top of LX200 mount. Really fits well. Live in Reno so it can get hot and cover protects scopes from excess heat . Comes off and on easily. Definitely recommended.
I have 3 Telegizmos (for my 5" refractor, 8" Newtonian, and 100mm binoculars). I'll probably get 3 or 4 more for my C9.25, C8, and one or two more refractors. The ability to set up quickly makes every scope I own a Grab and Go proposition. Not having to haul a heavy piece of equipment is easy on my aging self. The Telegizmos are the best investment I could have made in Astronomy equipment. By the way, dealing with OPT is a real pleasure, too.
I am very pleased with my purchase. If I had designed my own “soft” cover for my telescope, it would have been very much like this: the tough PVC coating on the outside is robust, and most importantly, it is white; and the reflective “space blanket” material on the inside. I would buy again for twice the price. Now, I leave my telescope set up and polar aligned and in hibernation on my back porch. For observation or imaging, I can be ready to go in five minutes. I now image with my scope on most clear nights instead of once or twice a year. For reference, I am using this cover on a Celestron CPC800 on a wedge.
It was much more substantial and larger than my previous scope & pier cover. However, when I expect serious weather I think I will play safe and bring the scope in.