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Meade Model 608 Dew Shield #07284 inhibits the deposition of dew on the lens surface in climates prone to high nighttime moisture in the air. Fits onto the front lens cell of the 8" LX80, LX90, and LX200 models. Also compatible with older Meade 8" SCT's. Attaches and detaches from front lens cell of the 8" LX90-ACF and 8" LX200-ACF in moments. Locks securely onto the front of the telescope with three nylon thumbscrews.
In moist climates water particles suspended in the atmosphere may condense on the front surface of the telescope's correcting plate. This dew formation may be inhibited significantly allowing greater observing time by the attachment of a dew shield, essentially a tube extension.
High quality materials are used in the construction of this aluminum dewshield and the use of counterweights is recommended due to its weight and distance from the declination (vertical) axis. Fits onto the front lens cell of all 8" LX80, LX90, and LX200 telescopes including GPS and ACF models. Also compatible with older Meade 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain models including 2080, LX50, and LX200 "Classic".
Note: Finish is in Meade blue powder coat textured finish matching current production LX80, LX90, and LX200 models. It is NOT the older type gloss finish shown in photo and found on many older telescopes.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).