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chirafepes

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Carrying your eyepiece's
« on: December 24, 2017, 05:47:28 PM »
How can you carry your eyepiece's, paracorr, barlow, etc.?  Thank you for your answer.



Michael Thompson

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 06:25:32 AM »
In a case.

Kyle Styles

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 03:42:39 PM »
Without touching the chrome or aluminum barrels.

Grant Buchanan

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 11:23:28 PM »
Right now, I carry them in their original boxes in a small duffle bag. I keep them in the original boxes so the are not running amuck bouncing into each other but it is rather cumbersome.

Soon I will be getting a photographers bag that has multiple adjustable divisions in the case.

I also keep some desiccant packs tossed in the bag for moisture control.

Jason Meyer

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 04:19:31 PM »
A couple of different sized Pelican cases and a couple of cases from CrashCases.com, some with custom foam from MyCaseBuilder.com and some with foam from CaseClub.com that I cut to fit.

Also holds filters, Rigel Starlite mini's, SQM-L, Nexus DSC's, UniStar Deluxe mount, diagonal, RDF, green laser, solar filter and finder, collimation tools and probably some other stuff I'm not remembering.

Very handy. The off-brand cases and foams aren't as expensive and are completely adequate to the task.

Brandon Garrido

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:13:05 AM »
I put the eyepiece in a microfiber draw string bag, put the bag in a bolt case and the bolt case in a small padded pistol shooters range bag. Safe, secure and easy to carry. Grab and go!

Oh, by the way, I leave the pistol at home.

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 12:51:19 PM »
I have a large plastic toolbox, small EPs in top tray, large EPs in the bottom. Keep most in original box, if I don't have box or the box is very large I use bolt cases. It works well and for the most part keeps the EPs with their boxes.

Lawrence Paez

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 06:30:32 PM »
a) In cases

b) with caps left on both ends of the eyepieces, etc.

c) with large, white numbers hand-painted on the caps over the top-ends to make it easier to see which eyepiece I'm reaching for in the dark.

climopepvi

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 05:38:20 AM »
An Old Spice bag (which sits in my backpack).

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 11:55:35 PM »

Tom Doyle

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 01:18:51 AM »
My coma corrector lives in the focuser. Eyepieces including barlows and a zoom
in one big case and filters, telrad, collimation tools, & red flashlight in a smaller case.
A camera bag has cleaning tools and other accessories.

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 05:19:50 AM »
In a aluminium case I purchased from Harbor Freight few years ago for $12.95.

Jim

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 11:45:04 PM »
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a) In cases

b) with caps left on both ends of the eyepieces, etc.

c) with large, white numbers hand-painted on the caps over the top-ends to make it easier to see which eyepiece I'm reaching for in the dark.


My eyepiece live in cases with foam cutout to fit each eyepiece. Each eyepiece has a place so I know where each one is in the dark.. They lie horizontally so it's easy to grab them without touching the glass.

When I'm observing, I do not replace the caps once I remove them, they go in plastic bag and are replaced when I'm done for the evening. This is my main case:

Jon


Dan Perez

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2018, 08:07:38 PM »
My "ready for use" 1.25" eyepieces live in an Orion hip pouch eyepiece case along with 10 filters and a flashlight.

My 2" eyepieces are in their original boxes in a 38 pound cat litter bucket along with a variety of other things that I bring with me to my observing site.

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Re: Carrying your eyepiece's
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 02:43:16 AM »
I keep my oculars in their original boxes and if I intend to use several different ones I wear a vest designed for photographers that has lots of pockets. The lightweight vest works very well for toting eyepieces and filters. Mark