Quote Originally Posted by Tarx View Post
In addition to that.

I will keep the telescope inside.
During winter I will have condensation when I move it inside.
I do not have a garage. I do not want to leave it outside to avoid thefts and bad weather.
I don't have any choice but to move it inside.
How do you guys fight condensation?

I have read some text but the instructions were not so clear.
Do I close the optics tightly before moving it inside?

Or move it inside and let the condensation evaporate inside and then close the optics?

If it is light dew that has gathered despite using a dew shield you can try a low-power air dryer to extend your observing session.
Don't try to wipe it off, as dust could scratch the glass.

As you said, the best thing to do when you bring it back inside is leave it uncovered until it evaporates. It is also a good idea to use a desiccant when storing if you live in humid conditions.