Not too long ago, I
purchased a couple of your 365 Series covers from Scopestuff. I bought one
to cover my portable pier and mount, and the other to cover the telescopes
and cameras on the mount. My setup is entirely mobile so I roll it in and
out of the garage at home or tear everything down to go out to remote sites.
While they're called the "365 Series", I bought them with the intention of
leaving everything set up and covered for no more than a few consecutive
days and nights and never during inclement weather. So that's how I've been
using them for the last several months.
I recently had my scope
set up for several nights in a row at home. I always put on the Telegizmos
covers to protect against pollen, dew, bird droppings, etc. But never do I
leave everything out in the open if any rain is expected... even if it's
just a light drizzle. Well, wouldn't you know it, the other night we had a
pretty good downpour in the wee hours of the morning. Did the local news say
anything about a chance of rain? No. Did the weather websites say anything
about rain? No.
At about 3:30am, when the
rain got hard enough that it woke me up (roughly 2-3 hours after the rain
had started), I sat up in bed horrified realizing that the scope was outside
in the open. With my pier, mount, two apochromatic refractors, and an
expensive CCD camera attached, there's about $20,000 under those Telegizmos
covers. I ran out and wheeled everything into the garage as quickly as I
could. I wiped down the covers so as not to let any of the water drip on to
the equipment underneath when I removed them. Then, I nervously removed the
top Telegizmo cover. Everything from the tip of the top telescope to the
power supply under the pier was BONE DRY!
All that to say, I am
ecstatic with your covers and their ability to protect against the
unexpected. They saved me from a potentially extremely unpleasant
experience. They saved the day and protected every last bit of equipment
I'm glad I went with a
larger refractor cover than I needed as it overlaps the pier/tripod cover
very nicely and provided that extra level of protection that was needed on
that wet, wet night.
So, my thanks to you! The
365 Series is a truly unique product that's worth every penny!