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    Default Dew Shield Advisory



    Found this out today. My new 120ST (that I still have) came with a crooked dew shield installed. It was easily realigned, but today I found that if I wiggle it just a bit, it can be easily removed. Not a defect, just maybe some underthinking in engineering. But the ramifications are tragic to think about. I want to remind all us refractor owners to never hold your scope with one hand under the body and the other hand under the dewshield. If the shield were to come off your primary would probably hit the dirt head-on when you drop the scope.

    I'd have never thought of it if I hadn't been tinkering around with the scope today.

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    I would have thought that the dew shields would be attached better than that. Either screwed on or fitted with a snap ring like those used on tractor PTO (Power Takeoff Hitches).

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    The dew shield on my meade refractor is like thet jack ...Just a friction fit ...
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