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    Default Price Alert! Telescope Carry Bag.



    I have been shopping around for a decent carry bag for my Orion XT10. Orion's site has one for $110. Padded and nice but a bit expensive. I shopped around and found, what I hope, will be a good bag.
    Bed, Bath & Beyond has a 48" carry bag for $39. With their 20% coupon, that brings it down to about $32.00.

    But wait! When I went to get it, I found that they were having it on sale (or maybe getting discontinued) for $19. With the 20% coupon, that brought the total down to $16!
    It has no padding but a rubber liner inside. Seems pretty good.
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    Default Re: Price Alert! Telescope Carry Bag.

    Can't beat the price for sure. To bad its not big enough for the DOB or I would get one.
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    Default Re: Price Alert! Telescope Carry Bag.

    Am afraid I was a little to quick to post this about the bag. Although it IS 48", I cannot fit my 48" DOBS. Because of the narrower openings at the zipper ends. I cannot get the bag around the scope.
    However, this bag would be good for the 8" or less DOBS and many other scopes. But for 10" (DOBS) or larger, this won't work unless you do a little Frankenstein on it.

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    Default Re: Price Alert! Telescope Carry Bag.

    I've used the Orion bag for my 10" OTA for years. It zips all the way down and in the front, making in & out a breeze.



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    Default Re: Price Alert! Telescope Carry Bag.

    I haven't tried it.,but thought that a kids size sleeping bag would make a good storage bag for dobs.,,Velcro the top shut.,and add some sort of handles.,,you could go with "Dora the Explorer".,,or .,Buzz Lightyear".,.O+O

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    Default Re: Price Alert! Telescope Carry Bag.

    I bought a bag that is meant to store a Christmas tree for my 10" DOB. It isn't study enough to use as a carry bag but it works great to keep dust out.

 

 

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