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Posts Made By: Allen Chan

November 24, 2014 02:55 PM Forum: Maksutovs

Case for IT M809

Posted By Allen Chan

Hello,

Just made a super sturdy mobile case for my M809 with parts from a big box store and a pack and ship store.

I bought a Stanley 24 gallon "ProMoblle JobChest". This mobile tool box has a 24" inside length which is perfect for the 23" long M809 tube. This tool case has two wheels and a pull handle which makes transport easy. This item was designed to carry construction equipment, so it is plenty to carry astronomy gear. The Stanley mobile tool case is easily strong enough to be a seat for a >200 lb person.

Got a piece of 2" thick x 24" x 5 feet black packing foam from a pack and ship store. The 2" foam snuggly fits the scope tube into the tool case with no rattles. The cost for the case and foam as about $100.

Allen

December 21, 2014 09:39 AM Forum: Maksutovs

Intes Micro Maksutov Cassagrains

Posted By Allen Chan

Hi Steve,

How is the Feather Touch focuser upgrade going on your MCT? My M809 can uses a similar focuser upgrade.

Allen