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    Default Possible Telescope Case?



    I need to be able to efficiently transport my 6" dobsonian without worrying about bumpy car rides or anything else that could either throw off the collimation or directly damage the scope itself.

    I have concluded that the easiest, and cheapest way of doing this would be to purchase a cheap duffle bag that I could line with foam and then store my 'scope in (I'll admit that I got this idea from this forum). Unfortunately, finding a duffle bag that can hold a 45.5" optical tube isn't easy, but I luckily found this duffle bag for a great price.

    Has anyone else tried using a duffle bag for a make-shift carrying case? It'll be a while before I get it, because it's currently out of stock, but I would like to see what other people have tried, and what does and does not work when trying to use a duffle bag for a carrying case.

    This could also help out anyone else who is looking for a large duffle bag for telescopes... the duffle bag I'm getting will have enough room for my XT6, and would be able to carry an XT10 as well.

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    I'm primarily wondering what would be the best way to line the interior of the duffle bag so that the telescope is adequately protected. The bag itself is merely a useful way to make the telescope portable, but it won't actually protect the telescope.

 

 

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