Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Quote:I found the iconic Harbor Freight aluminum tool case that I am about to modify for eyepiece storage. I am trying to decide if I should have the eyepieces laying down, or standing up. I can get more stuff in the case (finder, COL hand piece, collimation tools, etc.) if they are standing up. I was thinking I could make a frame with 1.25" holes and pad around them, but then worried the eyepieces would not be as protected as if they were laying down. Any opinions?
I think it is clearing up!
Retired owner of Tectron Telescopes and retired editor of "Amateur Astronomy Magazine." Author of "The Modern Dobsonian" and "Starry Starry Nights"
8"ACF, AR152, ED100, ST80, EQ6Pro, Duo-T, AZ3, EQ1
Quote:I have mine lying on their sides. I can feel for them and grab them in the dark without sticking my finger on a lens.
Quote:"Also. eyepieces come and go over the years. The bottom inside section can be replaced anytime when you want to rearrange your eyepieces. No foam to get dirty or wear out.I use a 2" hole saw and sand the holes out so they the eyepieces just slide in and out. That way they cannot tip over."I use the same approach, but my case is not nearly as nice.
Andy Miller 12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon) Celestron C102 HD " Carl" Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope" Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott" 60mm Telescope Club