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    Default DIY eyepiece case



    Hi,

    I'm thinking of building a small case for my ideal eyepiece set: ES82 6.7, 11, 18 and 30 (the last to be acquired at an unknown time in the future). I'm hoping to optimize the space, as it needs to fit in airplane cabin bag.

    I found this company that sells packaging foam here in UK: https://www.efoam.co.uk/packaging-foam.php, but I don't know which type is suitable for EPs. Would you have any recommendation? Also, any idea on how big the gaps between EPs should be?
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    Default Re: DIY eyepiece case

    I bought a padded aluminium case for this purpose. Similar to this one:

    ALUMINIUM FLIGHT CASE Microphone Camera Silver 400 x 240 x 125mm Foam Insert NEW | eBay

    The good thing about it is that you can just push down the little foam cubes to make space for your equipment. If you decide to change your layout you can pull them back up etc... The only problem I've had with is that it gathers dew on the outside since the aluminium radiates heat off easily so better keep it closed when not in use...

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    Default Re: DIY eyepiece case

    Something to consider is a camera bag. Some of them have adjustable lens compartments that would work fine for eyepieces. Many of these are padded. Most airlines allow a personal bag (i.e. purse) in addition to the carry-on, and you could use this as that.
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    Default Re: DIY eyepiece case

    Thank you for the suggestions, I've been checking the flight cases, they tend to be either too large (I'm looking for something smaller than 40cm), or too shallow (the 30mm EP is quite bulky). On the other hand, they are probably cheaper than anything I can do on my own...

    The camera bag is a good idea, again the difficult thing is to find the right size. At the moment I'm still thinking of using some foam and pressed cardboard (it's supposed to be treated carefully).
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    Default Re: DIY eyepiece case

    Don't forget to add some bags of Silica Gel inside, to protect your eyepieces from fungus.

 

 

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