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Dew heater from a remote site with car.

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Dew heater from a remote site with car.

Dear Forum, 

Please could you advise me. I often observe on a remote site reached by car. I have a Celestron CPC 925 telescope, and have problems with Dew. There is a vast range of expensive dew heaters and shields available, sold separately from their power supply. I need my 12V car power supply for the main drive. Whats the simplest way to heat the telescope to prevent dew formation with this setup? Will I need another rechargable power supply? 

Many thanks, 
Chrisantha

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Dew

I would suggest that you get a >10Ah power pack manufactured by Celestron or SkyWatcher or such like. Just check that it has the right 12V output sockets for your dew heater straps (but I expect you know this!).

I have a Celestron lithium mini-tank also - it is useful for illumination and USB charging, but no good for the more demanding peripherals!

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Thanks, thats very helpful. Had some lovely observing over Christmas in Cromer and Wiveton Downs, but yes, dewed up pretty quickly.