Cover for Skywatcher EQ 6 R Pro

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    Kevin West
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    Can anyone recommend a suitable (sized) cover for my new scope.
    I’ve been pointed to the Telegizmos ones sod by Widescreen Centre but it’s difficult to assess the correct size.
    I won’t be leavg any scope on the mount.
    Thanks

    #618670
    Dr Paul Leyland
    Participant

    This may or may not be applicable for you but I use a standard small car cover (a cover for small cars, rather than a small cover for cars though there is little difference between the two concepts in practice). A motorcycle cover may be more suitable for a smaller scope.

    My cover is too big but I don’t care. Rope and/or bungee cords take good care of any excess.

    #618671
    Nick James
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    I use a cheap barbecue cover bought from Amazon for my NEQ6 when it is left outside. It has survived some pretty torrential rainstorms this summer.

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    #618677
    David Strange
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    I used to keep my EQ6 out in all weathers covered with an upturned plastic dustbin topped off with a BBQ cover.
    Now resorted to a small 6’x6′ shove-off-shed that is 100% watertight and now leave mounted scope in there all the time with a mini tubular heater,
    simply because it saves so much time in opening up and closing down.

    David

    #618678
    Jeremy Shears
    Participant

    Whilst BBQs might be popular in Essex, up here in the north I have used a chimenea cover.

    In the past I have used an upturned dustbin, as suggested by David, tho this was for a smaller mount. The EQ head was on a pier which passed through the dustbin lid, allowing the lid to be attached to the inverted bin thus providing more protection.

    #618681
    Kevin West
    Participant

    Thanks to everyone for great suggestions

    #618705
    Gerard Fox
    Participant

    I have found the Geoptik Large High Quality Telescope Cover quite useful for my EQ6 & CEM70 mounts.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by Gerard Fox.
    #618706
    Dr Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Thanks to everyone for great suggestions

    Seconded.

    I have a rather, err, crappy Meade here which was shipped almost 5 years ago and never put into use. When the next delivery of round tuits arrive I will put it into a roll-off shed under software control

    Until then, I have now decided to buy a BBQ or motorbike cover pro tem.

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