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AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields

Item# ASZP001
 
4.5

(20 Ratings)

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  • Flexible dew shield
  • Addition of heat strap built in
  • Made from durable ABS plastic
  • Lined with black felt to increase contrast

Description

Flexi-Heat Dew Shields - The Heat is On!

 

Until now, standard unheated dew shields could only prolong the onset of dew formation. Depending on your geographic location, a simple dew shield may be all that is required. (Dew shields are also great for blocking stray light from reaching your optics.) However, in moist climates, dew can still creep up on you within a short period and your viewing session is over. Why not add some heat?

 


Our Flexi-Heat dew shields direct the heat right to your optical tube assembly, thus eliminating any chance of dew formation. Guaranteed!

 

What makes it work?

 

The source of heat is a thick film heater manufactured for operation at 12 volts. Sixty-six percent of the surface area is heat emitting - this means more even heat distribution and no localized hot spots or burnouts often associated with resistance wire heaters. Best of all, it won't create heat wave disturbances.

 

Our Flexi-Heat dew shields come with a six foot phono-plug cable. You will need an Astrozap dew controller for a power source. Other brand controllers are fully compatible.


The Astrozap Flexi-Heat dew shields are made from durable yet light weight ABS plastic and lined with black felt to help increase contrast. A 2-inch sewn neoprene rubber “Mega Grip” material wraps snugly around the telescope optical tube assembly, keeping the dew shield in place, and eliminating any chance of dew formation!
CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

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AstroZap

Telescope Accessories Series

Flexi-Heat Dew Shield

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AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Strong construction (11)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (14)
    • Astrophotography (8)
    • Bright conditions (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8), Avid adventurer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Combination

    This is a nice combination of a dew strap and a dew shield. By combining the two it helps to confine the heat inside the dew shield thus giving a better control of dew...Read complete review

    This is a nice combination of a dew strap and a dew shield. By combining the two it helps to confine the heat inside the dew shield thus giving a better control of dew accumulation. It is well constructed and my experience, thus far, has been very positive.

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    Good 2 have if u live in a humid place

    I always enjoy purchasing from telescopes.com. About this product, the heat shield comes in handy on warm summer humid nights, like we have in the south. However, I wish I had known...Read complete review

    I always enjoy purchasing from telescopes.com. About this product, the heat shield comes in handy on warm summer humid nights, like we have in the south. However, I wish I had known the adapter does not work directly with my Celestron Power Tank.

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    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shield

    By David

    from WOODLAWN,TN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bright Conditions

      Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

      I just received it in the mail, haven't used it yet (raining)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice too have

      By shorty

      from dumas tx

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

        must too have

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good 2 have if u live in a humid place

        By Big Jim

        from Clarksville, TN

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

          I always enjoy purchasing from telescopes.com. About this product, the heat shield comes in handy on warm summer humid nights, like we have in the south. However, I wish I had known the adapter does not work directly with my Celestron Power Tank.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          killing two birds with one shot!

          By jb

          from Plano, TX

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

            This product really works! It help blocks undesirable source of lights and also keeps your lens out of dew.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Must have accesssory for most observers

            By John "geminijk" K.

            from Murfreesboro, TN

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Padding
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Blocks Stray light
              • Bright Conditions
              • Outreach

              Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

              For most observers that are in locations that are susceptible to dew, this is a must have accessory. Even if your in areas without much dew, like the southwest, a dew shield is also a great accessory to have, it blocks stay light and keeps dust from collecting on the front corrector.

              The AstroZap build quality is fantastic. Its heavy-duty, high quality construction and looks very sharp when attached to your scope. I use it for outreach too, because kids will inevitably want to try and touch the front of the scope, a dew shield blocks their prying little fingers from getting to the lens. When coupled with a dew heater, even in the heaviest of dew laden nights, with the scope literally dripping wet, my AstroZap keeps me observing.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Zap on.... Dew off.

              By Red Shift

              from Bourbonnais, IL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Padding

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography

                Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

                Have been out when gear at the end of the night was soaked, yet the optics had remained totally free of dew. This product works. Now they need to make one for my chair!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Dew Shield for SCT

                By Saltyjohn

                from Bristow, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography

                  Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

                  The dew shield is light weight, easy to put on, and keeps the dew off my SCT. Don't forget to buy a dew controller power supply, it plugs into your power tank and regulates how much heat to apply. As the evening goes on, I periodically up the temperature to keep the dew off.

                   
                  5.0

                  Dew Prevention Heater

                  By Packmule42

                  from Forsyth, MO

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • Astrophotography

                    Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

                    Very easy to use, works great for blocking un-wanted light from entering telescope (street lights). Have not tried heater part yet, waitng on heater controller. This is a must have accessory.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    When you need it you need it

                    By SteveE

                    from Louisiana

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

                        Dew control is not an option where I live so the quickness and convenience of the strip within the shield is perfect for my CPC 1100. Be careful to place it as far down the ota as the notch will allow so that the heater strip is just behind the corrector plate. While a separate strip might give you more freedom of placement I've never had a problem. My corrector stays clear and dry.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good, but could be better

                        By Lord Beowulf

                        from Cedar Park, TXx

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Poor Fit
                        • Pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Astrophotography

                        Comments about AstroZap Flexi-Heat Telescope Dew Shields:

                        It's nice to have the combined dew shield and heater strip, but it has its drawbacks. The shield is designed to fit on an OTA with a single dovetail, and thus has a bit of a clearance problem for a fork mounted OTA, especailly when you have counterweight dovetails, etc. The disadvantage of the built in heater is that you can't modify the fit of the shield for fear of cutting the heater strip. On the other hand, the integral heater strip means that the heater fits better than trying to fit both a flexible shield and separate heater strip. Unfortunately, the combo costs more than an equivalent separate shield and heater strip.

                        Overall the disadvantages aren't enough that I've had any real problems using it on my 11" NexStar GPS, so I'm not disappointed I bought it. However, I think it would be a better solution for a GEM mounted OTA. Overall the cost and fit prevent me from giving it a full five stars.

                        Beo

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