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2 hours ago, markse68 said:

are you making it into a finder Badhex? I’m playing with one too :)

I like your use of plumbing fittings ;)

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Haha thanks, yes this was a Microsoft Lifecam I converted years ago to use for planetary imaging. I will be the first to admit I'm no imager but did get an okay Jupiter from it! If you look very carefully you can see the tiny bulge at about the 4 o'clock position - a transit of Ganymede. 

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Re the Evoguide - I'm converting it into a tiny ultra-light travelscope. There's a thread of my progress here if you're interested (maybe some of it might be useful for your purposes too). 

https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/400295-another-ultra-light-travel-kit-project/

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I'm almost ashamed to post this but, on a small island sometimes you just have to improvise! So, here's my eyepiece case, a repurposed work boot box and some spare packing foam, and it does the trick. Luckily I only need to observe from home so I don't need to travel with my gear.  The Oklop bag was my original eyepiece bag but , in my keenness and urge to spend money on shiny bits (!) I  soon outgrew that bag.

Eyepieces are a mix of ES 82 degree, Starguiders and a much used and enjoyed Nirvana 16mm in the 1.25 inch size, wide field is catered for by my new APM UFF 30mm and a WO 25mm.

I also now have to make space for an incoming Baader zoom as I couldn't resist the recent sale price!

 

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20 hours ago, peter court said:

I'm almost ashamed to post this but, on a small island sometimes you just have to improvise! So, here's my eyepiece case, a repurposed work boot box and some spare packing foam, and it does the trick. Luckily I only need to observe from home so I don't need to travel with my gear.  The Oklop bag was my original eyepiece bag but , in my keenness and urge to spend money on shiny bits (!) I  soon outgrew that bag.

Eyepieces are a mix of ES 82 degree, Starguiders and a much used and enjoyed Nirvana 16mm in the 1.25 inch size, wide field is catered for by my new APM UFF 30mm and a WO 25mm.

I also now have to make space for an incoming Baader zoom as I couldn't resist the recent sale price!

 

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No shame required Peter, looks very neat and tidy and does the job well I’m sure. Saves you a few pennies for another accessory too 👍😀.

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Avert your eyes anyone of a sensitive disposition, or if you are a precision foam cutter outer!

This is my ‘big eyepiece’ case, and I promise I will get some new foam soon!

31mm and 22mm Nag

17.5mm and 12.5mm Morpheus

10mm, 7mm, 5mm and 3.5mm XW

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Just now, Stu said:

Avert your eyes anyone of a sensitive disposition, or if you are a precision foam cutter outer!

This is my ‘big eyepiece’ case, and I promise I will get some new foam soon!

31mm and 22mm Nag

17.5mm and 12.5mm Morpheus

10mm, 7mm, 5mm and 3.5mm XW

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Impressively big Stu.

Nearly as impressive as the spider on your other thread 

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On 07/11/2022 at 13:50, Stu said:

Avert your eyes anyone of a sensitive disposition, or if you are a precision foam cutter outer!

This is my ‘big eyepiece’ case, and I promise I will get some new foam soon!

31mm and 22mm Nag

17.5mm and 12.5mm Morpheus

10mm, 7mm, 5mm and 3.5mm XW

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All the eggs in one basket kept under your bed with a 45.

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55 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Ok my Ethos case is done now (tho with one interloper 🙃)

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Awesome set there @JeremyS 😮

If only I could get on with 100 degrees and the lower eye relief, I'd have kept mine... I'm secretly hoping the new XWs will form part of a lovely new set though 🤞

May these provide you with many years of superb observing 😁

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That's my trofast drawer outfitted with shafowfoam now!

Still got masking tape on half of it till I figure out what's going on there.  Trying to 3D print some filter cases so they are all roughly the same dimensions.  The ones on thingverse are not great.

I'll look into a proper case next month, assuming people stop posting bargains in the classified section.

Hopefully the wife doesn't spot that there is a gap for 2 more eyepieces...

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Here’s my two cases, one with my Morpheus collection and Explore Scientific 24mm 68 degrees and a Baader Aspheric (now sold) and my other with my Nirvana x 5 , Vixen 2x barlow, Explore Scientific 2x tele extender, 7-21 zoom and two Celestron plossl’s 32 & 40mm and a 17mm Vixen plossl.


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On 18/11/2022 at 14:49, Louis D said:

Some malt liquor for the next observing session? :icon_scratch: 😉

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I dont think that is the kind of 45 he was talking about. 

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9 minutes ago, bosun21 said:

Here’s my two cases, one with my Morpheus collection and Explore Scientific 24mm 68 degrees and a Baader Aspheric (now sold) and my other with my Nirvana x 5 , Vixen 2x barlow, Explore Scientific 2x tele extender, 7-21 zoom and two Celestron plossl’s 32 & 40mm and a 17mm Vixen plossl.


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Now you are just showing off. 

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1 minute ago, Mike Q said:

All nice and neat... Perfectly in order 

That’s only because I bought the custom cases with all the foam cuts done for me. I’m kinda lazy 😂

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9 minutes ago, bosun21 said:

That’s only because I bought the custom cases with all the foam cuts done for me. I’m kinda lazy 😂

So Showing off and cheating..... I see how it is now lol

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The latest iteration of mine. The idea is to have a one-stop, grab and go case for essential accessories (that way I can't forget stuff!). So apart from EPs and Barlows, there are Allen keys, the battery pack for my cooling fan, spare batteries, torches, etc. Even with EPs stored vertically, there's not much more room!

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I had to rearrange a couple months ago.  I run two cases on for 2 inch eyeypieces and one for 1.25" eyepieces.  I have a third case that holds nothing but filters. 

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1 minute ago, cajen2 said:

You seem to have a lot of Barlows, Mike!

Only 4 LOL.  I have 2 2x and a 3x in the 1.25s and just the 1 2x in 2 inch.  I need to compare the ES focal extender to the telecentric barlow from Orion and see which is better.  

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1 minute ago, cajen2 said:

I must say, my ES focal extender works well, though obviously I've never tried the Orion.

Both are made by JOC i believe so i am expecting similar results.  Deciding which one i will keep will be tough.  I do know that the telecentric from Orion is a very good barlow.  Compared to some of the others i have seen i think JOC got that one right 

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Had a clear out of all my SLV's and NPL's apart from the SLV2.5 and NPL30, just been using these LVW's with the SD103 and find I don't need a barlow or anymore eyepieces for that matter.

 

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1 minute ago, Mike Q said:

Both are made by JOC i believe

Yes. The Orion is the old body style design that JOC used to provide to Meade (now owned by Orion) and the ES is the new body style. I've got a Meade branded one and there are some reflections from the plastic inner wall between the two groups of lenses. Flocking this section will improve the contrast.

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