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JeffreyHorne
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Best case to organize your accessories...
      #5823460 - 04/26/13 12:59 AM

I'm looking for a case to organize my eyepieces (15 or so), my camera adapters, A/C adapter, diagonals, visual backs, filters, etc.

Any suggestions? What are you using? Post some photos?


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beatlejuice
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: JeffreyHorne]
      #5823538 - 04/26/13 03:01 AM

Have a look here pics of your cases for starters and there are many more examples if you search "case" in the eyepieces or equipment forums

Eric


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cliff mygatt
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5824453 - 04/26/13 01:37 PM

I would recommend a Wood Wonders case. http://www.wood-wonders.com/Eyepiece.htm Ron will work with you to build what you want and the case works great! I ordered a case to house all the Ethos line of EPs in the middle and had him put in a 1 1/4 inch plate under one of the drawers for all my 1 1/4 EPs. The red light is a set of LEDs across the top that works very well. Give him a call or email him! Great work and great customer service!

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BDS316
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: JeffreyHorne]
      #5824531 - 04/26/13 02:20 PM

Quote:

I'm looking for a case to organize my eyepieces (15 or so), my camera adapters, A/C adapter, diagonals, visual backs, filters, etc.

Any suggestions? What are you using? Post some photos?




Which eyepieces? 1.25 or 2 inchers or mixed?


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csrlice12
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: BDS316]
      #5824565 - 04/26/13 02:39 PM

Well, there's always buying a scope for each of the eyepieces to house them........

I like the Pelican Storm cases. The Woodwonders are beautiful cases and well made....but if you're older, or not in good health, wood gets heavy pretty quickly.


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Thomas Karpf
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5824689 - 04/26/13 03:30 PM

Perhaps something from here?
http://www.mycasebuilder.com/


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Steve Daniel
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5824692 - 04/26/13 03:31 PM

Pelican cases or knockoffs. Sometimes to be had very reasonably on craigslist and ebay. With the foambymail.com pick-n-pluck insert, you can customize and get a lot of goods inside a Pelican 1600, which is what I use.

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RTLR 12
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5824700 - 04/26/13 03:37 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

I just have too much stuff for small cases. I use Pelican #1600 cases for most of my stuff. I have them organized for public outreach use. Here is one set up for use with 3 scope/mount combinations. I set up 5 or 6 scopes at a time and it takes 2 cases to outfit them.

Stan


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RTLR 12
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5824707 - 04/26/13 03:38 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Here's another...

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youngamateur42
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5824741 - 04/26/13 03:53 PM

Try one of Orion's pluck accessory cases:

http://www.amazon.com/Orion-Pluck-Foam-Accessory-Case-Black/dp/B0000XMTME/ref...


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MikeBOKC
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: youngamateur42]
      #5824894 - 04/26/13 05:00 PM

I learned long ago that when buying an eyepiece/accessory case, get at least 50 percent larger than you need for your current gear, because there will ALWAYS be more . . .

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Rocketlawnchair
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5825003 - 04/26/13 06:16 PM

Quote:

I learned long ago that when buying an eyepiece/accessory case, get at least 50 percent larger than you need for your current gear, because there will ALWAYS be more . . .




Good advice Mike. You can outgrow a case pretty quickly, especially when just starting out and building your collection of eyepieces and accessories.

Of course, some of us never grow out of that phase...


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csrlice12
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: Rocketlawnchair]
      #5825042 - 04/26/13 06:32 PM

ok, best caseS to organize your accessories.

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woodworkt
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5825524 - 04/26/13 11:56 PM

I recommend splitting into two; one for eyepieces/items that need protection, and one (more of a soft-side/leather toolbag concept) for things like AC adapters, cables, allen wrenches, etc. That way you can maximize the use you can get out of whatever foam padded hard case you end up with for your delicate items, without carrying around bulk or weight you don't need.

Clear skies,
--Ken T.


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astro_baby
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: woodworkt]
      #5826308 - 04/27/13 01:17 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

I got fed up with lugging multiple cases around so optimise dmy gear down to what I REALLY need and then built a single case that would hold everything. Eyepieces, finder, cables, controllers - the whole schtick - even a collimator and some tools.

Whole thing was made out of a junk photographic case and some basswood - course it took a lot of time (as some will recall from seeing the thread on here) but its worked a treat. A single case with everything in it apart from the battery box. Makes packing up a doddle and its a comfort knowing that if it aint in the case I dont own it so nmothing gets forgotten/left behind.

Edited by astro_baby (04/27/13 01:17 PM)


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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5826409 - 04/27/13 02:03 PM

I'm still waiting to see the "Astro Baby" line of cases at my local astro store. They will come in various sizes, colors and configurations.

Stan


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kfiscus
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5826419 - 04/27/13 02:10 PM

Best case scenario?

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astro_baby
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5826513 - 04/27/13 03:10 PM

They are already available Stan to anyone who sticks some cash in an envelope and sends it my way - about $500 would be right but you;d have to wait at least 6 months - like I had to

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gonzosc1
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5826554 - 04/27/13 03:29 PM

I just had a semi home made case idea. will start working on it and report back here when its done!

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astro_baby
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Re: Best case to organize your accessories... new [Re: gonzosc1]
      #5826985 - 04/27/13 06:55 PM

Do share, its great to see other ideas.

Actually id you do a search on Google for images on the keywrds 'eyepiece case' there are some fab pictures and some brilliant designs out there.

I love this one...its so neat....
http://texasstarparty.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2011_venables_case2.jpg


Edited by astro_baby (04/27/13 06:57 PM)


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