Friday, January 4, 2008

Eyepiece carrying case

I am constructing a suitable cases for my planet imaging equipment. I selected a strong molded plastic case from Storm Cases, model iM2100. It had enough space for eyepieces, barlow, webcam and accessories. There is space available for additional eyepieces.

This particular case is also suitable for airline transportion, and can withstand pretty rough handling also. On the long term, I believe it will be good investment instead of many lousy ones. I also need to make similar cases for HEQ-5 mount, C8 OTA and laptop. I am bit worried about the prices of bigger Storm cases now :-) Quality cases indeed...

3 comments:

Anders said...

How does the plastic case work outside when it is cold? Hard and brittle?

Timo Kuhmonen said...

Storm case is made of plastic composite material, and can withstand pretty rough handling. The coldtest temp I've used the case is -10 degrees Celsius. It did not have any problems then.

Once I made test (in room temperature), I stood on top of the case, with my whole weight (i.e. 60kg). The lid was bending, but case was not damaged. I cannot recommend to do this, otherwise but at your own risk :-)

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