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Here's my updated collection, complete with new foam insert.

The current arrangement. The longer focal lengths are 6.5mm & my favourite 9mm

The problem I've found with my previous eyepiece cases is that the damn things keep multiplying, and as they vary widely in external shape and size, so foam cutouts are frequently too big or the wrong

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My ethos case :) To be fair there is also a Nagler 31mm, couple of 2" powermates (2x, 4x), a televue 2" diagonal and finally 4 Astronomik 2" visual filters in there too.

Chris

Let me guess that is my old 31t5 :headbang:

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Very nice, not sure they are quite worth a peli case, i am yet to put the through the paces but they will prob come to dark sites and public evenings with me

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32mm Celestron Omni Plossl

25mm Orion Sirius Plossl

10mm Orion Sirius Plossl

11mm TeleVue Nagler

3.5mm TeleVue Nagler

Orion Ultrascopic FMC 3-Element 2X Barlow

Orion Variable Polarizing Moon Filter

Redbeam II flashlight

Hotech Laser Collimator (crosshair laser)

Generic Cheshire

Eyepatch ;)

I only bought my scope at the beginning of March! :D

I'm thinking of selling the Sirius Plossls now and trying to find a quality wide-angle 6mm EP second hand. There is a Radian on the bay right now - but the price just breached my limit :)

With that, and a Telrad/Rigel style finder I think I'll be finished spending for quite a while!

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my case is work in progress, new foam just been ordered, been shuffling my ep`s, sold some bought some and need one more BST hope to order that tomorrow

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my case is work in progress, new foam just been ordered, been shuffling my ep`s, sold some bought some and need one more BST hope to order that tomorrow

Sorry to intrude on the thread, but where did you get the foam from?

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nice one - looked expensive until I realised you get five lots.

A single piece is a little pricey, when i first did my case i worked out that i could get 3 sections the same size, one to line the lid, a base layer then a main section, this made it easier to cut out the shapes

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Here's mine , had to wait till I put my red leds on before i could post it , got the SGL standard issue maplins flight case , a BST explorer , a vixen npl , cheshire collimator etc. the red leds are from ebay 99p delivered from Hong Kong !! , they are for a car so 12v but work perfectly with a 9v pp3 as previously recommended in this thread ,the leds are self sticky & bent and drilled a thin sheet of aluminium for the switch come battery holder and pop riveted it to side of case - very James Bond.

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Took advantage of the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday to finish off my eyepiece case. It's a cube-foam flight case off ebay, and I've installed some BIG red LEDs (from maplins). Quite chuffed with the end result, even if I do say so myself.... :grin:

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Hi doc,

I have u used it a few times but nowt h e long days are here i tend to do solar and use t h e xcels

I used it in my maknewt nice views. I was shocked by the amount of out focus required and i am pushing my extension to the limit. I will revisit in a few months :-)

Which nags did you get?

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Ok here they are... they are used on a C8 (8" f/10) and an 80mm f/5 Vixen Achromat. Combined with the barlow, they give useful magnifications ranging fron 63x - 235x (C8) and 12.5 - 94x (Refractor). For collimating the C8, I reach magnifications of up to 470x, which is sufficent to see the Airy disk.

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And that's the case they are kept in:

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Have a good day!

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Surely a great eyepiece! I'd like to try out the 12mm version, too, to see if I'd enjoy it more than I do enjoy the Radian. But I couldn't afford it without selling the Radian, so I will definitely have to test it first...

(still, also the 20mm Plössl combined with the 2x Barlow gives excellent views at a similar magnification)

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Took advantage of the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday to finish off my eyepiece case. It's a cube-foam flight case off ebay, and I've installed some BIG red LEDs (from maplins). Quite chuffed with the end result, even if I do say so myself.... :grin:

case1.jpg

I use a bicycle rear LED light as well.

Glad to see someone else is "slumming it".

Do you hold yours with your teeth as well?

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