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#1 Don W

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:20 PM

Got it from Stellarvue. Fits perfectly with the rings and a Losmandy Dovetail plate!

 

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:57 PM

Thats very nice case!
How much free space in lenght you have?
I wish my APM 152 APO fits inside...

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:00 PM

Hardly any free space. Snug fit. Maybe an inch on each end.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:51 PM

Classy case,  good suggestion.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:35 AM

Thats very nice case!
How much free space in lenght you have?
I wish my APM 152 APO fits inside...

 

Denis, it will not fit unfortunately. Length inside is 900mm.

 

APM 152mm per APM website is 1,020mm with dew shield retracted.

 

However, this  will do and you can leave your diagonal on and the dew shield extended if you feel like it :)


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:14 PM

Looks good and secure Don!



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:16 PM

The is also a nice hard case for the TEC140, which I have an eye on as a storage solution for my APM140. The way the image looks like, I do not think that the 150 would fit. Would be about 20cm/8 inches longer.

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

A smaller version of the Stellarvue case came with my SV102 Access, but I use it for my AT115EDT, as it occupies the space better.  

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:40 PM

I really like these STellarvue cases. They are top quality. Strong ballistic nylon shell. Very dense padding all around. I have bought them for several of my non-SV scopes over the years to include a Tak TSA-120. I like them better than most hard cases. They are gentle on your car when transporting and no rattles with the rest of your gear on the way to your favorite dark site. 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

I really like these STellarvue cases. They are top quality. Strong ballistic nylon shell. Very dense padding all around. I have bought them for several of my non-SV scopes over the years to include a Tak TSA-120. I like them better than most hard cases. They are gentle on your car when transporting and no rattles with the rest of your gear on the way to your favorite dark site. 

Which one fits the TSA-120? TIA



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:28 PM

You get tired of lugging around my plywood coffin? lol.gif 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:06 PM

I couldn't lift the darned thing by myself. LOL



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:07 PM

I also bought the next size down for my Brandon 94.

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:54 PM

I have one that came with my 102-A and really like it. Be careful though when zipping around the front corners. Don't force the zipper if the top & bottom teeth sections aren't sorta aligned.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:33 PM

I’ve got three of the Stellarvue soft cases - the C19, C9S and C130L.  They’re all great.  The customizability with the Velcro lined inserts is nice too.  I especially like the C19, since it’s small enough to fit my TMB92SS along with some other accessories all in a pretty compact package.  

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:01 AM

Which one fits the TSA-120? TIA

The C130L is the case you want. It fits it quite nicely. 



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:56 PM

Are the dividers adjustable/removable on these? I'm thinking that the C18 would be good for big binos if so.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:44 PM

Yes, they each have 2 removable dividers that have Velcro on the sides and can be placed anywhere inside.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

I use my TEC 140 in the same case. I like it because it takes up so much less space in my vehicle compared to the TEC 140 hard case. I keep the optical finder in a small case. I have several of the Stellarvue cases. I have another one that is a perfect fit for my Lunt 100mm 45 degree APO ED binoculars. I also own the 90, 102 and 115mm Stellervue APO refractors with their own cases.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:10 AM

Thats very nice case!
How much free space in lenght you have?
I wish my APM 152 APO fits inside...

Denis,

 

This one should do!



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:36 PM

Denis,

 

This one should do!

That one looks like a piece of carp compared to the Stellarvue. tongue2.gif 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Stelllarvue one is not even close in length to fit the APM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

Thats very nice case!
How much free space in lenght you have?
I wish my APM 152 APO fits inside...

I carry my 130GTX in a Stellarvue C130L case which leaves me with 5” of free space after the divider...useful for all kinds of goodies. While the length is overkill I needed the width to accommodate the rings and dovetail which the original AP wood case could not do.  I  like that the case is well made, rigid, thickly padded and light weight.

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

The Stelllarvue one is not even close in length to fit the APM

152.

Then I'd go with one of the Orion padded cases. At least they have some padding! I had one for my C-150R and it fit great.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:23 AM

How stiff/firm is the cushioning of the Stellarvue case? From the pictures it much looks better than pick-and-pluck foam.

 

Cheers, Emil




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