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    Ok so once i have bought my scope Skywatcher Skyliner 200p 8".
    How would i go about storing it in my home ?

    Can i just store it standing perfectly upright on its base and just use the dust cover it comes with .
    or would i best then cover it with something ?.

    I had thought about a strong sturdy box , as i do have nieces and nephews who can be some what little monsters and do what they are told not to do lol . ( Typical kids )
    and i would be a little worried about them knocking it over , bumping it of the wall etc.
    But i had a google at flight cases , strong boxes and i fell of my chair £500+ lol. i dont want to spend anywhere near £100 as it will be purely storing while in my home.
    if i was to travel with it then i would obviously look at spending more but i cant and wont be travelling with it.

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    Default Re: how to store ?

    A cover for dust would be ok ,
    Your on your own when it comes to kids,, I would have been told once and then the belt would magicly came out the next time,LOL
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    Default Re: how to store ?

    when i first got my lx200 i too was worried so i kept it in my bedroom, after two months i allowed my wife back in the bed. just kidding... dont invite them over... you go and see them at their house and if they show up. take the kids outside to a park and keep em out of the house at all cost.
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    i cant see them , i am 28 and no transport of my own.
    Only time i see the kids is when my sister ( there gran ) brings them over when she visits us .
    And the niece and her brother ( if he comes as well ) both come into my bedroom as that is where i spend all my time or largest part of my time.
    either on the computer or fly tying.

    they are not that bad really and they do as their told unless they are hyper lol.

    and as for taking them to the park , not where i live. the kids that play in the park near to my home ARE NOT the kind of kids you would want your little kids or relations going near at all. cant think of a nice way to word what i was going to say , so i best not say it lol.
    but you get the idea ................

    I will just need to tell them from the start ( if they ever visit when i have the scope ) that big white thing in the corner of my room.... ( yeah ) leave it alone

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    Default Re: how to store ?

    Get a shower cap to put on the bottom of the tube. Helps keep the dust out.
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    Default Re: how to store ?

    Could you clear out a closet to keep it?
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    I keep mine set up in my parents dining room (do all my observing at my rents place cause it's nice and dark and out of the way) - all kids grown up and left home now so no worries on that front but she does have a humongous Golden Retriever that i'm sure would knock it flying if he got a bit excited around it! I keep it set up on the mount/tripod with all the lens caps on and a dust sheet over it to keep it clean. The dining room is out of bounds for Max (the huge dog) so it's nice and safe in there
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    Default Re: how to store ?

    Dont have a closet Joe , well we do but it is extremely small and i think would do more damage to the scope.
    As it is where our hot water tank and gas boiler is kept so the heat that can build up in the closet is crazy , i say extremely small because of the hot water tank , gas boiler and dads wheelchair take up most of the space.

    Safest place is my bedroom really , and just tell them stay away from the big expensive white thing lol.

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    Hey Scottish fly, I keep mine under the stairs, I went to B&Q & bought a Plant cover, Those things you place over delicate plants during frost, The material is like a really thin cotton with a drawstring, certainly keeps the dust away, simples
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    Something like this, cheap as chips
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