Good cheap scope tote .
Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:29 AM
I looked at a few and there was one made for carrying keyboards and thought HMMM ?
I grabbed this one for about $59 usd for my new to me ED100 and as you can see its perfect ! well made with side pockets , quality zippers and even a shoulder strap , really well made .
Its a ' Xtreme ' brand and here it is . I am stoked to get this at this price so if you are looking for something like this ,,, go for it ! .
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:55 PM
I have used tool boxes for many of my scopes. With closed cell foam on the interior, they can provide nice protection. Still, four or five tool boxes begin to occupy a great deal of space. but Recently I tried out a Manfrotto tripod bag. As you spend more money you get a thicker kind of padding and hard nose on the end (padded from inside).
The Geoptik carry bags are quite nice: they are designed explicitly for telescopes, they have about three dozen different types. I finally just ordered a bunch this past week. I'm purging the tool boxes.
So I've done it both ways now, inexpensive and higher end. I didn't really have anything to carry my c8 in which was a problem when it was in the car with the dog. With the C14 it doesn't matter, the dog is afraid of the C14.
Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:55 AM
... I didn't really have anything to carry my c8 in which was a problem when it was in the car with the dog. With the C14 it doesn't matter, the dog is afraid of the C14.
A friend of mine just sets his 8" Meade SCT in the front seat of his car pointing up and down and puts the seat belt on it. Works good.
Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:29 PM
I found a saxophone case at a yardsale for $5. It's perfect for an 80mm short refractor. Very, very well padded with a plush furry finish on the inside, excellent nylon canvas fabric on the outside. You just never know unless you go!