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#1 dhkaiser

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 11:34 AM

My Lunt arrived in a case too small for accessories.  I would like a carry case which would allow the finder and diagonal to be mounted.  I have looked on a couple web pages however would like suggestions from actual users.  Any suggestions?



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:36 PM

Pelican. But they are industrial heavy and expensive. I  bought a Husky 25 gallon 20200628_143152_resized.jpg toolbox with rollers and handle sort of like a travel suitcase, but molded heavy plastic. It holds the whole CGEM-DX head with spare space. Depending upon the length of your scope,  this bos might work at $60.


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:49 PM

Thanks drd715, that looks a little too big.  I'm thinking maybe a soft case the telescope and finder will fit comfortably.



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 02:46 PM

My Lunt arrived in a case too small for accessories.  I would like a carry case which would allow the finder and diagonal to be mounted.  I have looked on a couple web pages however would like suggestions from actual users.  Any suggestions?

Stellarvue has some good choices. Sturdy, light weight and good quality.


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 02:55 PM

Stellarvue has some good choices. Sturdy, light weight and good quality.

Thanks, will check them out!



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 03:18 PM

This is what I bought for my AT 102ED w/ retractable dew shield.  Lets me keep everything mounted. SRA Cases C403 Looks like it's out of stock at the moment, but it is a good case.


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 03:37 PM

This is what I bought for my AT 102ED w/ retractable dew shield.  Lets me keep everything mounted. SRA Cases C403 Looks like it's out of stock at the moment, but it is a good case.

That does look right, I will put it to the top of my list, and keep looking since it is out of stock.



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:16 PM

I found this at Amazon.,The AT102 fits in with a 2" diagonal and my laser .,It's a Neewer.,35"×7"×8".,.It is a soft sided..meant to be folded up.,I wrapped a piece of stiff cardboard in a large towel and placed it on the bottom,.and used the U foam it was shipped with on top of this.,

  It's not bullet proof.,but it keeps the dust off and carries well.,good luck.,.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:43 PM

Stellarvue has some good choices. Sturdy, light weight and good quality.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:25 PM

Update, chose this bag and it all fits with original foam packing, both solar and 50 mm finders along with the diagonal.  Price was right at $33.  Thank you everyone for the suggestions.

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:41 PM

Pelican. But they are industrial heavy and expensive. I  bought a Husky 25 gallon attachicon.gif20200628_143152_resized.jpgtoolbox with rollers and handle sort of like a travel suitcase, but molded heavy plastic. It holds the whole CGEM-DX head with spare space. Depending upon the length of your scope,  this bos might work at $60.

Thanks!  I could see 1 or 2 scopes + 1 or 2 eyepiece cases in that bad boy...



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:56 PM

I bought a Tenba TTP34 Car Case TriPak and it holds my 90mm F/9 Fluorite with room to spare. Probably could fit a diagonal and possibly a finderscope with it. Its a very sturdy soft case! 

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:06 PM

I have the Stellarvue C9S case, it holds my 102 with diagonal and retracted dew shield, but only has only 2 inches to spare for extra eyepieces. My red dot finder will not fit mounted.

 

The larger C130L case will most likely fit your scope with diagonal and finder mounted and have plenty of room for multiple accessories. You will need to add some quality foam for support.

 

These are 'padded' soft cases, but have a solid reinforced interior. Feels like you could sit or stand on these cases without crushing them. My aluminum cases scratch surfaces, this padded one is friendly to my car interior.

 

https://www.stellarvue.com/cases/

 

 

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