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Please recommend a hard case for a Celestron C11 XLT OTA

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I've looked at all the hard ware web sites, and there doesn't seem to be a suitable, reasonably priced case? 

The OTA measures about 62cm x 32cm, so looking for something at least 70cm x 40cm x 40cm INTERNAL dimensions, to accommodate for the foam or will possibly use the shipping white foam the OTA came in.

I just need it for safe storage in the house, and possibly transported every once in a while to a dark site of a star party in my car.

The Peli and JMI options are overkill for my needs, and obviously extortionately expensive Even the Celestron case at almost £300 is just too expensive.

There are some amazing cheap, yet sturdy options on Cloudy Nights, but they only available in the US. 

Many thanks

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How do you feel about this one?

Compatible measurewise with the C11

 

https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p7263_TS-Optics-padded-transport-bag-for-telescope-tubes-up-to-79-cm-length---35-cm-OD.html

 

Edit: Oh, sorry. Should have read better. You said hardcase, I see that now. Might still be an option though if nothing else turns up.

//Peter

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Try Googling "Drum case".  Seem to be some around £50 that are the size you require - They do both soft and hard (Fiberglass and/or moulded plastic) types.  There will also be a second hand market for these that may be worth a try on the usual sites.

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9 hours ago, Bizibilder said:

Try Googling "Drum case".  Seem to be some around £50 that are the size you require - They do both soft and hard (Fiberglass and/or moulded plastic) types.  There will also be a second hand market for these that may be worth a try on the usual sites.

Tried that. Found nothing suitable. 
this is getting frustrating. 
 

my search landed me on the Peli case 1660, which I think would fit, or the 1690 which would be even bigger and take more foam, but £250-£450 is ridiculous!

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4 minutes ago, oymd said:

Tried that. Found nothing suitable. 
this is getting frustrating. 
 

my search landed me on the Peli case 1660, which I think would fit, or the 1690 which would be even bigger and take more foam, but £250-£450 is ridiculous!

Actually it’s £575 with foam, and weighs 15kgs EMPTY! And that’s the smaller 1660!!

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