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Ron Clarke

Dewbands?

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Ron Clarke

Hoping to pick up a new dew band for my ED80 at the IAS on Saturday. Is there much difference in the offerings available, for instance does paying a bit more get you a much better product or are they pretty much all the same? I have an Astrozap dew band on my MN190 and it is giving sterling service but if there is not much difference in the products i may save some buying a cheaper alternative (or not)??


 


Cheers


Ron


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TasKiNG

My bands are all W&W Astro ones. These are at  the cheaper end of the market but seem good quality and work great.


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Bino-viewer

I've fairly recently ordered some Kendrick dew bands Ron. Got them from Altair Astro.


They are the premium dew bands and are a step up in quality to what i was using before. They are really nice, with high quality cords and plugs.


You get what you pay for of course.


 


http://www.altairastro.com/kendrick-premium-dew-heaters-new-2013.html


 


Also got a dual one for the binoviewer.....


 


http://www.altairastro.com/kendrick-premier-binoviewer-eyepiece-heater.html


 


I used the dew band on the refractor the other night up at Belper.


It performed well. That is until my Skywatcher powercelll died on me after 4 hours.  Something else that will need replacing.... :facepalm:


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Daz Type-R

+1 for the Kendrick stuff, used them for a few years now and have had no issues.


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Brantuk

Rigel do some quite acceptable cheaper end dew bands which have never given me a problem - but I haven't exactly overused them lol. They are noticeably inferior to the Kendrick bands though and I'm sure they won't last as long. Hth :)


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red dwalf

Use 1 Kendrick myself, excellent quality, but I've bought two from Flo a couple of months ago, think there astrozap ones and they look well made also.

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Tweedledee

+1 for R-Sky.

My dew control looks very nicely made. Took just 13 days from Russia to my letterbox and was tracked all the way :)

The Russian wording and weird letters all over the package looks neat.

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