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Old 19-06-2019, 10:09 PM
philr (Philip)
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Telescope carrying case

When I first purchased my Meade LX90 8" Schmidt Cassagrain Telescope, the box which it was packed in was pretty bulky. I looked through a lot of poly reinforced containers to keep it in but they were also pretty bulky.
I eventually went to a luggage shop and found a suitable suit case with a good frame and internal support straps and wheels. This worked out really well because I was able to store my solar sun filter in the outer casing along with some other small items as well.
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Old 19-06-2019, 10:20 PM
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Hi Phil, it wouldn’t hurt to add some details of what you actually have or a pic or two - it’s a perennial issue.

We had a thread a while back on assorted bags cases and such, but it has been a while so not unreasonable to revisit this topic again.

At one point I found a crowd in Queensland who make heavy canvas bag with zips to your dimensions for a very reasonable price - I had one made to fit my OTA - but then I found something even better - a very nice padded aircraft travel bag for a MountainBuggy 3-wheeler pram is also an excellent fit for my Santel OTA (a bit bigger than yours) and would equally hold a 9-11” SCT.

Geoptik make several useful bags - eg the TeleskopService website.

And there are those who want a bag for a tripod too, as I have (Berlebach Planet)...
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