Black shrouds are usually so funereal - but not when you're talking truss tube Dobs! For the best performance from any truss Dobsonian telescope, a shroud is a must. This one, custom designed for the SkyQuest XX12, is made of a stretchynylon blend material that fits like a glove over the truss poles of the XX12, fastening with thick elastic bands on both ends. The water-resistant, opaque black fabric blocks stray light from entering the optical path, thus improving image contrast. It'salso breathable, which minimizes unwanted vibration of the scope in breezy conditions. Use of the shroud will lessen the accumulation of dust and dirt on the mirrors during use, and will help prevent dew from forming on them. Made in the U.S.A. WARNING! When using a truss tube Dobsonian for solar observing, always use a Light Shroud and a properly sized solar filter. Make sure there are no gaps between the Shroud and the telescope where direct sunlight can reach the mirror, otherwise eye injuryor damage to the telescope can occur. Before using any telescope for solar observing, install protective covers on all optical components. Glancing through an uncovered optical system can cause permanent eye damage. Always install protective caps on alloptical instruments if left out during daylight hours.
Custom-designed light shroud for the XX12 Truss Tube Dobsonian telescope blocks stray light to improve image contrast
Made of opaque black, stretch nylon that fits the 12" Truss Tube reflector like a glove and fastens with elastic on both ends
Breathable fabric will stay-put in light breezes
Lessens accumulation of dust and dew on mirror surfaces while optimizing view contrast during use
Made in the U.S.A.