Length of dew shields

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Robin Leadbeater

I’ve not done any scientific measurements but when I made mine I read that most dew shields are too made short and they should be 3x the aperture. This does look rather long though and gives  problems with the mount in a breeze.  

I first saw the newspaper trick on a small refractor at a sky party in Denmark. Most people who did not have heaters were struggling with dew but not this guy. (I think perhaps he changed it once during the night when it got too soggy)