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    Default New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection



    I found that, even though I'm new to astronomy and haven't accumulated much stuff yet, it's helpful to get it organized. So, I bought a hard case with pluck foam for my eyepieces and camera and an inexpensive tool box for my other stuff like cables and filters.

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    Feels nice to be able to carry all my stuff out for some viewing without trying to find enough pockets so they don't knock into each other.
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Cool well done! While your at it get some dessicant pillows and put them in there too!

    For my hand controller, cables, mousey, and laptop power supply I use one of these.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007V4IWIU...530365463&sr=1

    Seals up tight a couple of dessicant pillows and no dust no humidity

    Not very organized but you can see through the container which helps
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    That looks good Ted.
    Cases can fill up surprisingly fast.
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    That looks good Ted.
    Cases can fill up surprisingly fast.
    No kidding, soon you will have 3, 4 cases or more
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Nice looking case, Ted! I've got a couple like it that I've yet to do anything with. Good cases!
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    That looks good Ted.
    Cases can fill up surprisingly fast.
    I was thinking I should get the biggest case available Gabrielle, but went with the small one for now.
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    This is very good Theo. I have about 20 EP etc and they have been riding gently in a disorganized organization in a large zippered, soft briefcase. I really need to put them in cases like you have done.

    I also like the apples and oranges/tangerines. Made me want to go to the frig for a glass of orange juice. :-)
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo1 View Post
    I found that, even though I'm new to astronomy and haven't accumulated much stuff yet, it's helpful to get it organized. So, I bought a hard case with pluck foam for my eyepieces and camera and an inexpensive tool box for my other stuff like cables and filters.

    Eyepiece-Case.jpg

    Feels nice to be able to carry all my stuff out for some viewing without trying to find enough pockets so they don't knock into each other.
    The problem that you will find is that those cases breed.... in no time at all there will be half a dozen of them expecting to be filled with eyepieces and other astro gadgets like hatchlings in a nest .....
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Looks good!
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    Default Re: New hard case with pluck foam for my eyepiece collection

    Nice! That'll be the first of many. You'll need bigger one...another one...you won't like the layout and redo a new piece of foam... Yes, welcome to the EP world.
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