Orion Light Shroud for SkyQuest XX14
Truss Tube Dobsonian
Most people want to get the best performance from their Dob, and who wouldn't? Well, to get the best performance out of the SkyQuest XX14 Truss Tube Dobsonian, you're going to need a light shroud. And Orion has got you covered with a custom-designed, made in the U.S.A., light shroud just for the SkyQuest XX14 Truss Tube Dobsonian. Made of a nylon blend material that is stretchy, this shroud fits the poles of the XX14 like a glove! Moreover, it is easy to use. It uses thick elastic bands on either end to hold it firmly in place.
What It Does
The water-resistant, opaque black fabric prevents stray light from entering the optical path. This improves the image contrast. The shroud is also breathable, so it minimizes unwanted scope vibration during breezy viewing conditions. As if it couldn't get better than that, the shroud will lessen the accumulation of dirt, dust, and dew on the mirrors while the telescope is in use. No need for dew heaters/shields when you have this accessory by your side!
When using a truss tube Dob telescope for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. Make sure there are no gaps between the shroud and the telescope so direct sunlight does not reach the telescope mirror. If direct sunlight reaches the mirror this can lead to eye injury or damage to the telescope.
Also, before solar observing, make sure to install dust caps or other protective covers on all optical components, such as guiding scopes, to keep the sunlight from passing through. Looking through optical systems without coverings, even for an instant, can cause permanent eye damage.
Dimensions & Specifications
- Nylon material Able to stretch
- Custom designed for the ShyQuest XX14 Truss Tube Dobsonian
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