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#1 Assaftir

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:41 PM

Hi there :)

 

I bought a new SkyWatcher 12 inch collapsible dobsonian yesterday! :)

I wonder if someone has a recommendation for a case for the tube.

I came across the Orion 15187 60x19x19 which I think might fit to it.

Anyone has experience with this product or can recommend me with a good case?

 

Thanks,

Assaf


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:54 PM

First of, you should decide why you need a case for it? Storage (in the house closet, garage, shed, etc)? Transportation (on foot, car, public, air, overseas)? Protection (kicks, abrasions, dust, moisture, etc)? In many cases you may realize that just a pair of endcups and a handle is all that's actually needed.
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:57 PM

Basically I need it to transport it with my car and carrying it for few meters.
Can I just put it in the back seat and buckle it?
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:07 PM

I put my 10"  SkyWatcher in the box it came in, with the original packing, when I transport it in my car.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:52 AM

Basically I need it to transport it with my car and carrying it for few meters.
Can I just put it in the back seat and buckle it?

Sure you can. And that's about the safest way to transport it in the car as most of the acceleration force vectors will be perpendicular to the primary's cell and the cushioning is adequate. In that case all you really need is a carrying handle. The collapsed OTA is too short for my rope handles solution, so your best bet would be a Velcro-like handle. Astro shops have them for around $60+ before s/h, but you can save getting the same (or better) in a not astronomy related department. e.g.: https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B012YCDK44
 
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Some more:
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And you can go an order of magnitude down in price hunting eBay.
https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B0040802E2


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:34 PM

Hi there smile.gif

 

I bought a new SkyWatcher 12 inch collapsible dobsonian yesterday! smile.gif

I wonder if someone has a recommendation for a case for the tube.

I came across the Orion 15187 60x19x19 which I think might fit to it.

Anyone has experience with this product or can recommend me with a good case?

 

Thanks,

Assaf

I've had an Orion padded case for an XT10 (both have been sold) and it was a VERY good way to transport and protect the tube from dust.  I now have their bag for my Z12.  Premium protection.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:45 PM

Basically I need it to transport it with my car and carrying it for few meters.
Can I just put it in the back seat and buckle it?


That's what I do with mine. But instead of buckling, I tilt the passenger seat back until it rests against the scope. Seems to work fine. Enjoy your new telescope.

Be careful not to lose the O-rings on the end of the extension tubes. Sometimes they pop off, and I almost lost one first time I had the scope out at a dark site. Now I always check for them any time I load or unload it, or extend or retract it.
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