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Explore Scientific Two-Room Pop-Up Observatory Tent

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Explore Scientific Two-Room Pop-Up Observatory Tent - ES-2ROBV

New - Available in December 2020

An Explore Scientific Two-Room Pop-Up Observatory Tent Can Transform Your Astronomy!

Protect Your Gear from Wind, Dew, Rain, and Dust

Most amateur astronomers and astrophotographers dream of having an observatory to keep dust, dew, and wind off of their telescope, and to help block glare from stray lights from entering their telescope optics. 

But for many astronomers, as important as an observatory is for any telescope, an observatory is only a dream because of the expense of a roll-off roof building or a dome. Then there is the problem that a observatory building needs a permanent site that is suitable for an observatory. 

Portable, Fast Set-Up, and Low-Cost

A great solution is a portable observatory tent. Compared to their permanent-structure cousins, a tent is extremely low-cost, and can be set up almost anywhere where there is some flat space and clear view of the sky.

However, setting up a portable observatory structure can also be hassle on its own. No-one wants to waste their valuable observing time on reading complex instructions while trying to figure out what pole goes where. This is why we utilized a sturdy pop-up design. Setting up the Explore Scientific Pop-Up Observatory Tent is literally only a matter of releasing the band so that the tent can “pop up” from its pack. You really don’t need to do anything else besides connect the two observatory rooms with a velcro seam and peg it to the ground. Thanks to this simple design, the Explore Scientific  Two-Room Pop-Up Observatory sets up and tears down in only a couple of minutes, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy your weekend of astronomy. 

Lots of Room for Your Gear - Super Compact When Folded Down

With 50 square feet of total space, and five-foot high walls matched with six-foot high wind break walls of the Explore Scientific Two-Room Pop-Up Observatory Tent, you can set up your computer gear in one room with the telescope in the other, or set up two complete telescope systems. Each room is 60-inches by 60-inches square. 

In addition to being easy to set up and take down, another advantage of the pop-up design is that it is travel-friendly due to being lightweight and easy to store, folding down to 27-inch disk that is only 4 inches thick. This allows transport in a small car, or even transport on an aircraft for remote expeditions. And besides going to your favorite dark-sky site, portable observatory tents are usually the go-to choice for astronomers and astrophotographers attending star party events.

Blocks Out Stray Light with Materials that Last

But the fact that the Explore Scientific Two-Room Pop-Up Observatory Tent is lightweight and easy to store and set up doesn’t mean that they aren’t able to withstand the elements. The black-out coated fabric is waterproof and offers UV protection, which means that the tent will last.

Large Doors for Easy Entrance

The large 42-inch high by 36-inch wide doors for entering the Observatory Tent and for passing through the connected rooms are generous-sized for an easy entrance and for passing through your equipment. These doors roll down to keep moisture out and their heavy-duty zippers will last for years. 

Oversized Roof Protects Your Gear

Supplied with a large, oversize cover, you can protect your gear from the hot sun during the day, and from dew or the surprise rain shower with its coated, water-resistant material. Add a groundcloth tarp from your local hardware store to give even greater protection from the elements, and from insects. 

Comes complete with cords and pegs to stake down the tent. The structure also has additional hoops for using heavy duty straps that can be purchased at local hardware stores. 

 

Shipping Policy

Shipping to the UNITED STATES (Lower 48 States):

We offer Free U.S. Shipping on most orders over $100 USD. Some limitations may apply. 

Shipping to CANADA:

We currently offer Free Canadian Shipping on most orders over $200 USD. Some limitations may apply.

Order Confirmation:

After your order is placed, you will receive an order confirmation email, which will contain your Order #. After your payment is processed, your order will typically ship within the next 1-3 business days (excluding Holidays)!

Shipping Times:

Shipping times can vary depending on the product that you purchase. In most cases, you will receive your product(s) in around 3-5 business days after it has been shipped. Your order will typically ship using either FedEx or UPS.

Faster Shipping Requests: 

If you would like to request a faster shipping method that is not available as an option on our online checkout, please reach out to us at support@redcarpettelescopes.com, and we can provide a quote. 

Please note: We currently only ship within the contiguous United States (lower 48 states) & Canada. Some shipping restrictions may apply on specific brands & products. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email support@redcarpettelescopes.com, and we'll be happy to help.

Tracking Details:

After your order has been fulfilled & shipped, regular tracking updates will be sent to the email address that was used to place the order.

After you receive your Tracking #, it may take up to 24-48 hrs for the Carrier to display Tracking updates.

Order & Pre-Order Cancellation Requests:

Any orders and/or pre-orders that haven't shipped yet, but that are cancelled & refunded by request of the customer, may be subject to a 5% re-stocking fee. If the order has already shipped, then please refer to our Returns & Refund Policy below for full details.  

Returns & Refund Policy

We believe in the brands that we work with and the products that we sell. And we want YOU to be 100% satisfied! This is why we offer a 30-Day Return Policy for the vast majority of the Brands/Products that we carry. See below for details regarding products that do NOT qualify for our 30 day Returns Policy.

Processing Returns (IMPORTANT):

To initiate a return, you MUST obtain an RMA number and the correct return address from us (we will provide both of these). Any returned shipments that do not contain a valid RMA number will not be accepted. NOTE: Items must be returned in their original packaging and condition.

To retrieve an RMA number, or for more details, please contact us at support@redcarpettelescopes.com!

Returns:

If you would like to return your purchase for any reason within 30 days of receiving the product(s), we can only grant a refund if the items are returned in their original packaging and condition. To confirm that products are in their original packaging and condition, we may ask you (the customer) to provide photographs of the items before they are returned to us. 

Refunds will be issued after the warehouse receives, inspects and processes your return (this may take upwards of 5-7 business days). 

The customer will be responsible for covering both the return shipping costs with FedEx or UPS, as well as the shipping costs associated with originally shipping the item(s) to the customer. Additionally, a minimum 5% re-stocking fee may apply.

Exchanges:

If you wish to exchange the item for another product within 30 days of receiving it, you will be responsible for the return shipping costs, and may be charged a re-stocking fee. 

Product Condition:

When you receive your product(s), you should immediately inspect it to ensure that nothing is damaged or that your shipment isn't missing anything (additional products or accessories).

If you notice any damage upon delivery, please send photos to support@redcarpettelescopes.com as soon as possible and we will make the arrangements necessary to have your product returned, and have a replacement shipped to you at no extra cost!

Brands/Products that do NOT qualify for our 30 Day Return Policy:

Full Moon Optics

Full Moon Optics products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. However, they instead qualify for a 14 day return policy. 

APM

APM products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. However, they are covered by APM's 2 year limited warranty. 

Athlon Optics

Athlon Optics products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. However, if a product has a manufacturing defect or is damaged, we can have the product returned, repaired, and shipped back to you (alternatively, we can have an entirely new replacement product shipped to you) - as per Athlon's Lifetime Warranty. 

Konus

Konus products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. However, most of the Konus products that we carry include either a 2-year warranty, or lifetime warranty.

First Texas Products (Night Owl Optics / Bounty Hunter / Teknetics)

First Texas Products (Night Owl Optics / Bounty Hunter / Teknetics) do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. However, most Night Owl Optics, Bounty Hunter, and Teknetics products carry a minimum 1 year warranty (with some products carrying a 5 year warranty).

Refurbished Products

Refurbished products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. All sales are final. 

Custom Orders

Additionally, items that are special ordered, customized, or engraved - cannot be returned or refunded under our 30 day return policy. 

If your engraved item needs to be repaired within 30 days of purchase, please reach out to us and we will have the product repaired or replaced, re-engrave if necessary, and return it to you in mint condition!

If you have any questions regarding our Returns & Refund Policy, please feel free to reach out to us at support@redcarpettelescopes.com.

If you encounter a Warranty issue with any products that you have purchased from us, we will gladly serve as the liaison between you and the Manufacturer. This will ensure that you receive the best, and most attentive, service possible.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions that you may have regarding Warranty. You can reach out to us via email, live chat, or give us a call during our posted hours at 1-800-860-3429

OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING WARRANTY:

ATHLON OPTICS:

Your product is not only warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. Athlon will also repair or replace, at no charge to you, your product if it becomes damaged through normal use. No receipt needed, no registration required. This is a commitment that Athlon will be the best product you can buy for your money.

APM:

APM products are covered by a 2-year limited warranty. 

BARSKA:

Barska being the manufacturer outlet honors Manufacturer warranties for Repair and/or new Replacement after the 30 day Standard Return Policy is expired. Please read the Warranty Card enclosed with product for details. 

NOTE: Refurbished Products do not qualify for Barska's warranty policy or 30 day return policy. 

CARSON:

Binoculars – No-Fault Warranty

Binoculars – (Battery operated) One-Year Limited Warranty

Magnifiers – Limited Lifetime Warranty

Telescopes – One-Year Limited Warranty

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC / EXPLORE FIRSTLIGHT / BRESSER / ALPEN OPTICS / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:

Telescopes: *Limited* USA One Year Warranty once registered within 60 days

Microscopes: *Limited* USA One Year Warranty once registered within 60 days

Riflescopes: *Limited* USA Five Year Warranty once registered within 60 days

Waterproof Riflescopes: *Limited* Lifetime USA Warranty if registered within 60 days

Binoculars & Spotting Scopes: *Limited* USA Five Year Warranty once registered within 60 days

Waterproof Binoculars & Spotting Scopes: *Limited* Lifetime USA Warranty if registered within 60 days

Laser Rangefinders, Cameras and Electronics: *Limited* USA One Year Warranty once registered within 60 days

FULL MOON OPTICS:

Full Moon Optics products carry a limited 3 year warranty on all parts except the thermal core (thermal core include a 1 year warranty). 

BOUNTY HUNTER / TEKNETICS / NIGHT OWL OPTICS:

Bounty Hunter, Teknetics, and Night Owl Optics products are covered by a minimum 1 year warranty. Some Metal Detectors are covered by a 5 year warranty. 

GERMAN PRECISION OPTICS (GPO):

GPO, USA is 100% confident that all our product will not only function perfectly, but will exceed your expectations.  Therefore, GPO, USA has created an industry leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With outstanding professional service, we will take of our products before, during and after your purchase at no charge to you, EVER. If your product is not functioning properly, GPO, USA will repair or replace it with a product in perfect working condition.*  We at GPO know that you have chosen to trust us by purchasing one of our premium products and we understand that this trust is important.  The GPO, USA Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™ applies to every GPO product bought in the United States, no matter where you purchased it, no matter how long you have had it.  In addition to this “best in class” service, GPO trusts our retail partners to also service your needs.  If you prefer to return a damaged or non-functioning GPO product to the retailer where you have purchased your optic, GPO authorizes the retailer to replace your item “on the spot”.  This level of service is unsurpassed in the industry. Trust in GPO.  You will not be disappointed.

NEWCON OPTIK:

All Newcon Optik products carry a comprehensive 1 year warranty. 

LUNA OPTICS:

All Luna Optics products carry a limited 1 year warranty. 

LEVENHUK:

All Levenhuk Telescopes, Microscopes, Binoculars and other optical products, except for accessories, carry a Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Lifetime warranty is a guarantee on the lifetime of the product on the market. All Levenhuk accessories are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for six months from date of retail purchase. Levenhuk will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Levenhuk, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Levenhuk to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Levenhuk together with proof of purchase satisfactory to Levenhuk.

This warranty does not cover consumable parts, such as bulbs (incandescent, LED, halogen, energy-saving and other types of bulbs), batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable), electrical consumables, etc. 

LUNT SOLAR SYSTEMS:

This Warranty is extended by LUNT Solar Systems LLC to the original purchaser of the LUNT Solar Systems LLC product. LUNT Solar Systems LLC does not provide warranty service to used or second hand equipment. Lunt Solar Systems LLC warrants its products to be free of manufacturing and workmanship defects under normal use for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase. LUNT Solar Systems LLC will repair or replace such product or part thereof which upon inspection by LUNT Solar Systems LLC, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship.

This warranty does not extend to any product whose serial number has been defaced or altered, or to any product which LUNT Solar Systems LLC determines to contain a defect or malfunction caused by damage while in the possession of the consumer, this includes de-contacting of etalon. De-contacting of the etalon only occurs if the product is subjected to shock, i.e. dropped and/or banged. The above descriptions may include incorrect installation, maladjustment, misuse, negligence or servicing by the consumer, or by a failure on the part of the consumer to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance. Further, LUNT Solar Systems LLC reserves the right to disallow any products from warranty coverage that are deemed to have been received by the end customer in other than factory-sealed condition. All products are to be inspected by the customer when purchased. LUNT Solar Systems LLC is not responsible for damages or loss during the shipping process.

WEEMS & PLATH:

More than half of Weems & Plath products carry a lifetime warranty, while other products carry a 2-year warranty. 

WARRANTY RETURNS:

To initiate a return on an item that is covered by warranty, you MUST obtain an RMA number and the correct return address from us (we will provide both of these). Any returned shipments that do not contain a valid RMA number will not be accepted. 

To retrieve an RMA number, or for more details, please email us at support@redcarpettelescopes.com!

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