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Build a heated dew cap. Est. cost: $10.
ASTRONOMY Nov 1987 (v.15#11) pg. 72
Correction ASTRONOMY Feb 1988 (v.16#2) pg. 32
Correction ASTRONOMY Jun 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 36

Make an inexpensive but effective dew cap for a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope from a 5-gallon plastic bucket.
ASTRONOMY Nov 1993 (v.21#11) pg. 81

Beat back the dew blues. Dew and frost are facts of observing life that you don't have to tolerate anymore. Advice on using a passive dew shield, heated dew shield, heat ropes, and blowdriers.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1996 (v.24#2) pg. 84

Tip on using silica gel to keep dew from forming on the optics of a telescope.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1990 (v.80#5) pg. 556

Tip on straightening a dented dew cap.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1990 (v.80#5) pg. 557

Warming a dewcap. Two techniques for using cheap electrical resistors to raise the temperature of a telescope dewcap or camera lens.
SKY & TELESCOPE Dec 1990 (v.80#6) pg. 673

Make your own dew eliminator. Utilizes Nichrome heating ropes and resistors powered by 12-volts to provide warmth without heating the surrounding air.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1992 (v.84#4) pg. 455

Tip on using a red bulb to signal that a dew cap heater is working.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1993 (v.86#5) pg. 88

Dealing with dew. Using dew caps and other techniques to prevent the formation of moisture on telescope optics. Includes ideas for homemade dew caps and heaters.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1995 (v.89#6) pg. 48

Using a piece of woven-slat wall covering as a roll-up dewcap.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1995 (v.90#4) pg. 82

How to combat dew without heaters by using aluminum foil to reduce overall radiation.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1996 (v.91#1) pg. 85