Fw: Observing dome tent

From: Björn Gimle at ComHem (b.gimle@comhem.se)
Date: Fri Feb 15 2008 - 09:14:28 UTC

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    I have such an astrotent, bought it in the Netherlands (Robtics).  I used it 
    for a week in South-France last year, it is a light shelter.  It will not be 
    adequate for long rainy periods but will provide some protection from an 
    occasional shower. During that week,one day a dust-devil passed right over 
    the closed tent, ripped off the roof cover and caused damage to the plastic 
    rings that support the poles and are also used to fix the tent to the ground 
    (plastic = weak point), but no damage to the mount and telescope inside were 
    done.  I will use the tent again during an astro-holiday in a few weeks, 
    repaired the damage but I will use an alternative way to fix the tent to the 
    Geert Vandenbulcke, Belgium
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    From: Dave Herald
    To: PlanOccult ; IOTAoccultations@yahoogroups.com ;
    Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:15 AM
    Subject: [PLANOCCULT] Observing dome tent
    Ever travelled to observe an event, and wished you had some form of sensible
    wind protection. I don't know how useful this product would be, but it does
    look interesting - so I thought I would pass the link on to all.
    The vendor is an Australian company - but presumably the product can be
    obtained in other countries?  AU$299 is about US$250, EU200.
    Dave Herald
    Canberra, Australia
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