Black shrouds are usually so funereal – but not when you’re talking truss tube Dobs! For the best performance from any truss Dob, a shroud is a must. This one, custom designed for the SkyQuest XX12, is made of a stretchy nylon blend material that fits like a glove over the truss poles of the XX12, fastening with thick elastic bands on both ends. The water-resistant, opaque black fabric blocks stray light from entering the optical path, thus improving image contrast. It’s also breathable, which minimizes unwanted vibration of the scope in breezy conditions. Use of the shroud will lessen the accumulation of dust and dirt on the mirrors during use, and will help prevent dew from forming on them. Made in the U.S.A. The beauty of a big truss tube Dob is that it can be disassembled into conveniently sized components for easy transport. And transporting the SkyQuest XX12 will be much easier, and the components much better protected, with this set of cases designed just for the XX12. The set includes three cases plus a secondary mirror cover. Each case is made of durable, waterproof, 600-denier polyester/nylon material with a urethane coating and a 100% nylon lining, and double stitched for extra strength. There are separate padded cases for the upper and lower optical tube sections as well as a case for the truss poles. The poles slip into separate compartments to prevent direct contact among them. The truss case attaches to the lower optical tube case with a hook-and-loop fastener so the two can be carried together as one. The lower tube case also has a zippered pocket to hold accessories. All the cases have carrying handles. Lastly, the soft nylon secondary mirror sock is included to keep the mirror free of dust when the scope is idle. Keep your SkyQuest XX12 Truss Tube Dob looking like new and get it to your observing site more easily and securely with this set of custom cases. Made in the U.S.A.
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This convenient bundle makes it easy to outfit your Orion 12″ Truss Tube Dobsonian telescope with customized accessories!
Includes a custom-designed light shroud for the XX12 which surrounds the truss tube and blocks stray light to improve image contrast
Shroud made of opaque black, stretch nylon that fits like a glove and fastens with elastic on both ends to imrove view quality and lessen accumulation of dust and dew on mirror surfaces during use
Also includes three custom cases designed to protect the optical tube sections of the SkyQuest XX12 during transport
Cases are made of waterproof, 600-denier polyester/nylon, double stitched for extra strength