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#1 DFHuie82

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 04:50 PM

Hello fellow astronomy enthusiasts....

 

I currently own a Celestron 102SLT telescope and when I purchased, it came with the 9mm and 25mm lens. Since buying, I have added the 2X Barlow lens to experiment a bit if you will.

 

 The lenses I have are currently are in the usual boxes but am looking at the different eyepiece cases to store and protect the eyepieces.

 

Although I am a beginner and just starting out,  I would maybe like to add a  few eyepieces and maybe some filters.

 

I have browsed through Amazon, Ebay and other sites to see what cases are available. I did find one of particular interest from Ontario Telescope and Accessorizes but want to ask the CN community what eyepiece cases you use to protect your eyepieces and filters.  

 

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 05:03 PM

Apache cases from Harbor Freight work pretty well and won't bust the budget.

 

https://www.harborfr...protective-case


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Posted 03 December 2021 - 07:18 PM

The Duratool cases from Newark are a good value:

 

Extra large: https://www.newark.c...low/dp/67AC6074

 

Standard: https://www.newark.c...low/dp/67AC6070 (hard to beat this price / size ratio)


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Posted 03 December 2021 - 09:03 PM

https://smile.amazon...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

This is what I purchased several months ago and I love it! It is more than an Apache case, but so were the EPs I wanted to protect! I bought in the Blaze Orange to ensure I don't accidentally kick it at night.


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Posted 03 December 2021 - 10:16 PM

Apache cases from Harbor Freight work pretty well and won't bust the budget.

 

https://www.harborfr...protective-case

I use them for eyepieces and guns. They are great cases. Cant beat the price.



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Posted 04 December 2021 - 12:15 AM

Here is another choice from Harbor Freight. The one I purchased came with pluck foam and the dividers. 


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 12:24 AM

This one on Amazon is in stock and has worked well for me: https://www.amazon.c...ms_prsubs_0_i. , ($40)

 

It holds three 2" eyepieces, four 1.25" eyepieces, two barlows, four filters, 2"-1.25" adapter, laser collimator and a small flashlight...just FYI waytogo.gif


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 12:34 AM

Another + for Apache cases from Harbor Freight.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:06 AM

I use a Wooden Wonders case. It's very nice, but it is a bit heavy.
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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:34 AM

Yea I have Apache cases also, they are great and a lot cheaper then Pelican cases.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:47 AM

Another + for Apache/Harbor Freight. I have five of them. After the sea levels rise my gear will be safe and float away with me!


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:36 AM

Just bought a Zeiss Jena leather lens case for my forthcoming Docter/Noblex.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:50 AM

Just bought a Zeiss Jena leather lens case for my forthcoming Docter/Noblex.

Sweet!


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:11 AM

I have this case, I got off Amazon with free shipping for $24, and they have a 5% off coupon too

: https://www.amazon.c...ding=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:35 AM

Just use the empty beer case(s)......hopefully, you have a large eyepiece collection grin.gif

 

+1 on either the apache or the aluminum Harbor Freight cases.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 12:54 PM

https://smile.amazon...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

This is what I purchased several months ago and I love it! It is more than an Apache case, but so were the EPs I wanted to protect! I bought in the Blaze Orange to ensure I don't accidentally kick it at night.

+1 for the Condition One 801. I've had one for a few years now and love it. Just bought another directly off their web site for added storage.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 01:42 PM

The Duratool cases from Newark are a good value:

Extra large: https://www.newark.c...low/dp/67AC6074

Standard: https://www.newark.c...low/dp/67AC6070 (hard to beat this price / size ratio)


I got the extra large case for my 2” eyepieces, really good quality. I love it. The only negative thing I have is that it has 5 buckles to close or open it, a little more work every time. But this is the best value case I find for the large eyepiece set such as Ethos or APM XWAs

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:00 PM

I bought a Lycus. I want a good quality case but not a Pelican.

https://www.amazon.c...ct_details&th=1


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:08 PM

I use a Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP case to hold my 6 eyepieces, plus my filters and a few other bits.

 

 
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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:10 PM

Orion has an eyepiece hippack that holds seven eyepieces and has pockets for filters. Eyepieces always at your fingertips. The monster hyperwides or 30mm ultrawides typically won’t fit however. But works well for a modest collection or a grab and go set.

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:43 PM

I bought a Lycus. I want a good quality case but not a Pelican.
https://www.amazon.c...ct_details&th=1

I have this too and it’s quite good. Pull out the foam blocks to customize. Waterproof too.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:04 PM

I have 3 of the Apache cases from Harbor Freight. No issues or regrets.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 09:32 AM

Orion has an eyepiece hippack that holds seven eyepieces and has pockets for filters. Eyepieces always at your fingertips. The monster hyperwides or 30mm ultrawides typically won’t fit however. But works well for a modest collection or a grab and go set.

Scott

I used a fanny pack for awhile. It was ok.

But mine wasn't made for telescoping, so not exactly the same thing.

 

I like ep's on me when at the scope. A shoulder case can sometimes work for this too.

If organized correctly for it. IME

 

This gentlemans' looks great:

http://www.homebuilt...m/bag/index.htm


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Posted 05 December 2021 - 01:08 PM

 Ep's are expensive and I'm carrying mine in a "bomb proof" case. (mine is a Lycus)

 Spend all that money and go cheap on a case??? No thanks.


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Posted 06 December 2021 - 05:23 PM

Zero Haliburton.... :0   Was given one years ago that was used by an FDA photgrapher.......I HAVE seen them used very reasonably....They are bombproof. A little foam and bam, your styln'..... :)




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