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Old 29-12-2008, 11:46 PM
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Talking New Kendrick Dew Remover working nicely!

Hello all...
Tonight I tried out my new Kendrick Micro Firelite system for my 70-200mm lens and 80mm guidescope.
http://www.kendrickastro.com/astro/d...icroController

It has been on for about 3 hours now and is working like a dream - don't know how I got along without dew removal for so long! The hairdryer was just a pain in the middle of the night - sounded like a pneumatic drill at 2am!!!

Canadian dollar was so-so when I purchased it, but I got the little 2 heater controller unit and two 3 inch heater strips for $160AU posted.
Was pretty happy with price, as a 4 unit controller costs around $180 from Bintel. I do all my imaging from home and it runs off a 12V 2 Amp DC power supply.
Dealt directly with Kendrick - no hassles only happy happy joy joy!!

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Old 30-12-2008, 06:39 AM
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Nice one Doug, you will be able to be out in all weather conditions now,I agree mate, after you have used them you would have to wonder how you ever did without it.

Your getting some good images with that trusty lens of yours, of late keep em coming.


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Old 30-12-2008, 07:45 AM
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Dew heating systems - like MAGIC! Well done!
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kind of off topic but on, how would you set up a secondary heater to a sw 10". i guess if you run the wires across the spider wouldnt it make the diffraction spikes larger in one arm?
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kind of off topic but on, how would you set up a secondary heater to a sw 10". i guess if you run the wires across the spider wouldnt it make the diffraction spikes larger in one arm?
One way is to power it from a 9V battery and tape the battery to the front of the secondary. I've had no experience with that. I ran two thin wires on the side of the Bintel "blade" spider and fixed them down with black electrical tape. I ran them along a blade on the opposite side to the focusser. Yes, the tape works loose so I just press it down at the start of each session. Haven't noticed any effect on diffraction spikes.
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You can also super glue the thin wires along the spider vane.
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"Good thinking, 99!" I'd better give that a go.
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