telescope transportation

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telescope transportation

Post by nabla » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:43 am

Hello,
my name is Torsten an I'm from northern Germany. For three weeks I bought a Lunt 50 with double stacking from W. Lille. It is a great system and I really enjoy watching with it.
As I read a couple of posts here about decoupled etalons, I am a bit worried when trasporting the telescope in a car. Especially on bumpy roads.
What is your experience, is it safe? How do you transport your Halpha-telescopes?
The telecope is stored in a modificated Coronado suitcase with the DS etalon mounted on the telescope.

Torsten

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Re: telescope transportation

Post by Montana » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:04 am

I transported my TEC140 and Solarscope DS etalons all the way from northern England to mid Italy by car and then back home again, they were absolutely fine. I kept them in the original carriage cases in the boot of the car. They were nicely wedged in with all the suitcases :)

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Re: telescope transportation

Post by nabla » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:22 am

Thank you for the answer.
That will calm me down when taking my new telescope with me on holiday next time.

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Re: telescope transportation

Post by marktownley » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:23 am

You will be fine, I travel all round the UK with my scopes, and unlike Alexandra most of the time they are just on the back seat of the car (seat belts on!).
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