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Multi-use Telescope Carrying Case for 8" SCTs [CASEX8]

Jim's Mobile, Inc. (JMI)   ——   SKU: CASEX8
$657.00 CAD
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About the JMI Multi-use Telescope Carrying Case for 8" SCTs...

The JMI Multi-use Telescope Carrying Case for 8" SCTs includes crush-resistant die-cut foam contoured to safely hold your telescope during transport. The larger cases are manufactured by JMI with 1/4" plastic for super-strong but light-weight support. Most cases include an extra handle on one end with wheels on the opposite end for easily maneuvering the case without lifting the entire weight. These attractive and efficiently-designed cases are substantially smaller than the original shipping box and even smaller than most soft cases. They protect your investment while making it easier to move your scope from one location to another.

 

The JMI Multi-use Telescope Carrying Case for 8" SCTs includes four latches (two lockable), three steel-reinforced handles, a 2" by 26" steel hinge and die-cut foam lining with compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories. The finder scope must be removed from the telescope and placed in a foam compartment. A soft bag is included for hand unit protection. The case can be carried or pulled using the attached Kryptane wheels. An optional Large-Wheel Upgrade is available.

 

When used for the Meade LX90, the LNT Module and SmartFinder must be removed and stored in the case. A quick-release bracket is included (see picture below) for instant accurate repositioning when attaching the LNT Module. (This bracket can be used for other finders also.)

 

NOTE: The foam for this case is manufactured with pre-cut removable strips to convert the cavity configuration from the NexStar Single Fork Arm shape, the LX90 shape to the LX50/100/200 shape. WARNING: Read the instructions carefully to determine which foam pieces to remove. If you remove the incorrect pieces, they will have to be glued back in place.

 

JMI carrying cases are manufactured with exact-fit die-cut foam to hold the telescope as securely as possible. They can, however, be used for telescopes other than those for which they were designed. The following information is provided to help you make a decision about purchasing a case for telescopes not listed below:

 

The following fork-mounted telescopes should fit inside the CASEX8 with a small amount of space between the fork arms and the foam.

 

Celestron C8 / C8+ / Celestar 8 Deluxe / Powerstar 8 / Fastar 8 (both Original Version with non-tapered Celestar 8 style fork arms and Newer Version with tapered Ultima 9-1/4" style fork arms), Meade 2080 / 8" LX2 through LX10 / Ultima 8

 

The optical tube of Celestron and Meade 8" German Equatorial SCT or Newtonian telescopes (26" length maximum) will fit inside the CASEX8 loosely with extra padding needed to take up extra space, especially at one or both ends of the optical tube.

 

 

JMI Multi-use Telescope Carrying Case for 8" SCTs Features...

 

  • Designed for Celestron (Single Fork Arm) NexStar 8 / 8i / 8 SE / 8i SE (Special Edition) (may include optional GPS accessory); Meade LX50 8", LX90 8", LX90-ACF 8", LX90GPS 8", LX100 8", LX200 8" (non-GPS), LX200-ACF 8", LX200GPS 8", LX200R 8"

     

     

  • Includes four latches (two lockable), three steel-reinforced handles, a 2" by 26" steel hinge

     

     

  • Die-cut foam lining with compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories

     

     

  • A soft bag is included for hand unit protection

     

     

  • Protect your precious telescope investment!

 

 

JMI Multi-use Telescope Carrying Case for 8" SCTs Specifications...

Equipment Type: Telescope Carrying Case

Construction/Style: Hard Plastic

Application: Celestron (Single Fork Arm) NexStar 8 / 8i / 8 SE / 8i SE (Special Edition) (may include optional GPS accessory); Meade LX50 8", LX90 8", LX90-ACF 8", LX90GPS 8", LX100 8", LX200 8" (non-GPS), LX200-ACF 8", LX200GPS 8", LX200R 8"

Outside Dimensions: 31-5/8" x 21-5/8" x 13-5/8"

Empty Weight: 18 lbs.

Shipping Box Dimensions: 32-1/8" x 14-1/8" x 22-5/8"

FedEx Ground Dimensional Weight: 63 lbs.

Shipping Weight: 23 lbs.

All values are subject to slight changes.

JMI Product Number: CASEX8