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PERFECT Evolution 8 Soft Case --- Storage/Carry bag

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#1 whizbang

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:16 PM

The Evolution mount and OTA are odd sizes that really tough to fit in any standard bins, bags, or cases.

 

Searching Amazon, I found this:

 

Insulated Food Delivery Bag Carrier with Shoulder Strap and 2 detachable dividers

| 23"x15"x13" XXL Waterproof and Leakproof Interior

| Uber Eats Doordash Restaurant Catering

|FDA 21 CFR 177.1350 Cert

 

https://www.amazon.c...sr=8-1-fkmrnull

 

The Evolution mount with packing foam is one inch wider than a standard 23 x 14 Caterers Food delivery bag.  However, Brandzini, makes an Extra Wide XXL size Caterers Bag that is 23 x 15 inches ------ A PERFECT FIT FOR THE EVO MOUNT!!!!!!!!

 

The OTA fits in a second bag with extra room for additional foam padding,ideal for protecting the optical tube.

 

The bags are well made, weigh next to nothing, add no additional volume, and stack on top each other.  Affordably priced as well.evocase1.JPG

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Edited by whizbang, 18 March 2019 - 06:17 PM.

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#2 bobparkersd

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

Thanks for sharing this.



#3 berniez

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:30 AM

Do you know if a 9.25 evolution ota will fit in this case.



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for this post! I just got a 6SE and I think this might just be the perfect solution to my problem of finding a case that won't break the bank.


Edited by jpcampbell, 24 March 2019 - 04:06 PM.


#5 whizbang

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:17 AM

berniez,

 

Do you know the dimensions of the 9.25 shipping foam?

 

The EVO8 has enough room for 2 inches extra foam on the bottom, about 1-1/2 inches left to right, and 3 to 4 inches front to back.

 

The Celestron web page list the 9.25 OTA at 22 inches.  (Does that include the visual back?).  The carry case is 23 inches wide.  So, yes, the 9.25 will fit.  The factory shipping foam is probably 24 inches or so. Therefore the soft case will most likely bulge out a bit on the ends.

 

Please post the foam dimensions if you know them.

 

Thanks.


Edited by whizbang, 25 March 2019 - 09:55 AM.


#6 whizbang

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:20 AM

FYI --- I am picking up some extra foam for the OTA on Friday this week.  I will post pictures after I have it.

 

Also, when I open the packaging from Amazon, there was a strong plastic smell (mold release?).

 

I stored the mount in the soft case right away.  I am NOT storing the OTA in the soft case for several months.  I want the plastic and foam to out gas for a while so it does not fog my optics.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:36 PM

Looks like just what I need.

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