2 years ago I was skunked out twice by wind. The skies were clear, the locations were great (one was phenomenal) but the wind make the evening cold and impossible to use either the observing or the imaging gear. Here is a link I posted to what the wind was doing to my pictures:
I told myself I'd look into wind protection so that didn't happen again. Well, it's been an interesting road of looking into wind blocking solutions and now with a star party coming up this weekend that has the potential to have windy conditions I'm in a pinch and threw something together.
I'll report back as to whether or not it worked out. I figure it will fall into one of three categories:
1) It will work perfectly
2) It will work somewhat, but will need tweaking
3) It will crash and burn and I'll be the laughing stock
of the star party
Here are some pictures of what I put together with PVC pipes, tarps and bungie cords. Total cost was about $75.
The dimensions of each panel are 6' tall by 5' wide. So this 4 panel version is 20' of wind protection that hopefully will cover both the imaging ad the observing setups.
We'll see if it works!