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  • TeleGizmos Solar Observing Hood

    In the early days of photography, photographers would cover themselves with a dark cloth in order to block stray light and increase contrast. This TeleGizmos Solar Observing Hood works in much the same way. The outside cover has a fully aluminized surface and is made from a multi-layer, polyethylene material that is waterproof and puncture resistant. Both you and your telescope will appreciate the heat reflective ability of this very efficient solar scope cover. The front edge is made of Velcro, making it easy to wrap around your solar scope optical tube, while the inside cover is made from soft, opaque cloth materials that are comfortable to the touch. This Solar Observing Hood has a circumference of 60" and a height of 50" TeleGizmos Product Number: TGSO

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    United States United States
    Highly recommended

    OPT was the only provider made it available when I needed and I really appreciate their service. The product deserves its price very well because of the following reasons: 1- It is heavy enough to shield against wind and does not cause any sailing effect 2- It is not too heavy and it allows smooth operation of the mount controls and eyepiece changes 3- It is large enough to cover the front of the scope and shield against sunshine and heat 4- It covers your head and back of your head providing darkness that significantly increases visual contrast and quality 5- Insulation of observer increases comfort and results in extended observation time Do not waste your time with any DIY projects. This is the ultimate solution.

    Chris S.
    United States United States
    Heavier than needs to be

    This is a solar observing hood to block light and increase contrast of your view .. not a telescope cover. As a large format film photographer I have dark cloths for my view cameras that do the same thing but are much lighter, this is too heavy and shakes my view with my TV-85 if I don’t hold my breath. Not OPT’s fault, OPT’s shipping was lightning fast and the item well packed and factory sealed.

    Steven D.
    United States United States
    Solar Observatory for my PST

    Wow had it in 2 days.

    James S.
    United States United States
    Overall very nice.

    I really like the Velcro closure on the front as it accommodates any size tube. It would be nice to have more Velcro on the bottom to block reflected light from the bottom for better contrast.

    TeleGizmos Solar Observing Hood

    Arrived in good order very efficiently.