Portable astronomical observatory tent
Weighing only 5.5kg and ready to use within 15 minutes, this portable astronomical observatory helps protect the telescope and the observer against the elements and surrounding stray light. The observatory tent is ideal for out-of-town astronomy camping trips to the countryside or in the mountains. Eliminate the hassle of setting up panels to block the wind, setting-up and dismantling is quick with the tent when weather is unpredictable! Aside from astronomy use, it can also house up to four people comfortably inside and has a detachable flexi-roof. The tent features:
- Removable roof to protect against weather or sunlight in the daytime
- 4 doors so you can enter from any direction
- Easy assembly and pack away
- The bag is generously sized so it is easy to get everything packed away.
Our review of the astronomical observatory tent
We have tested this design extensively ourselves and are incredibly pleased with the design. We found it worked very well to protect the equipment from wind allowing us to continue observing even when the conditions were not ideal. Local light pollution is reduced, so if you want to visually observe while your friends insist on using their bright mobile phone screen, you will not be affected as much. We also found it was excellent at keeping the wildlife away. We no longer have to worry about goats, donkeys or pests getting in and bumping our telescopes or even eating the cables (as I have personally experienced in the past, goats would eat anything). We have also had the opportunity to test this astronomical observatory in heavy rain and hail and it provided excellent protection for the instruments inside. Another benefit we have found when using this tent is that it allows you to sleep right next to your instrument at night and it becomes easy to check on things at night. When we tested the set up and tear down time, we found that it took us 15 minutes to assemble the tent and around the same amount of time to pack it away. We did not have any major complaints about this design and the only complaint I have about it is a minor complaint that one of the rods took a bit of practice to install correctly. Getting this astronomical observatory tent will make your trips much more likely to succeed. This is one of my favorite purchases and it is something I use on all my trips since I purchased it.