DIY Dobsonian Shroud ?

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gfletcher
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DIY Dobsonian Shroud ?

Post by gfletcher »

Hi Guys

Does anyone have any lead to a DIY Dobsonian Shroud ?

thanks

Graham
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Post by Grendel »

surely just a tube of cloth with elasticated ends would do the job?
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Post by LeoLion »

Try using a pop up play tunnel like this http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-6633.as ... t=208-6633 . Similar items from Ikea. Line the inside with dark/black nylon and hold it in place with Velcro Hook & Loop tags. :)
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Post by Davej »

Hi Graham,
Could you be a bit more specific :)
If it's just something to stop stray light (I assume it's an open tube scope) then I woulg go along with Grendels idea.
Quite a few years ago I had a 8.5" reflecter (home-made open tube) on an eq. mount. I made an elasticated cover out of black cloth that threaded on from the bottom of the scope up to the mounting bolts. This stopped any stray light hitting the primary.
All the best
Dave
PS. I'm a slow 'typer' :wink: Just noticed LeoLions reply after I posted.
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