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Celestron Watertight Heavy Duty Case - Celestron NexStar 8 Series Telescope or CGE Mount/Pier

B&H # CECC5 Mfr # 302070
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You Pay: $306.00

The Celestron 302070 Case is an unbreakable, watertight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof hard transit case made to carry a CGE Mount/Pier or NexStar 8i telescope. . It is made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable. It has a 1/4" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly and includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure. The case is lined with die cut high-density foam for custom fitting. It features large handles and is equipped with wheels, for easy transportation.

Note! Note: For storing CGE mount and Pier, you must use the foam that comes in original CGE mount packaging.

Unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof case
Interior high density foam for customizing case
Made of Ultra High Impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely strong and durable
Built-in purge valve for changes in altitude or temperature
Built-in wheels for easier transport
Compatible with;
  • Celestron CGE Mount/Pier or NexStar 8i tel3escope
Material Exterior: Ultra High Impact structural copolymer Interior: Die cut high-density foam for custom fitting
Type of Closure ABS latches
Interior Dimensions 29 x 17 3/4 x 9 1/4" (73.66 x 45.09 x 23.5 cm) (WxDxH)
Accommodates Celestron CGE Mount or NexStar 8i telescope
Carrying/Transport Options Folding handle
Built-in wheels
Weight 27.5 lb (12.47 kg)
Celestron Watertight Heavy Duty Case - Celestron NexStar 8 Series Telescope or CGE Mount/Pier
  • Built-in wheels
  • 1 year warranty
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    CelestronNexstar 8 Watertight Case
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Heavy-Duty - Great Case, but heavy

    By Joel

    from Green Bay, WI

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

    • Multi Purpose
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Travel

    Comments about Celestron Nexstar 8 Watertight Case:

    I recently purchased an 8" Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain scope, and since I plan to haul it around in my truck, I decided up-front that I'd need a safe and reliable way to transport the scope. B&K's website recommended the case at check-out time (thanks B&K), and though the descriptive text didn't tell me it was specific for my scope, I trusted B&K's recommendation and ordered the unit.

    Pros:

    The 302070 case is a Pelican-brand case (it carries a Pelican logo) -- I come from the technology industry, and Pelican cases are "the" standard when you want to move something across the country or around the world without it getting broken.

    The case has 6 rugged latches (2 on each unhinged sides of the box) -- they are stiff and it took some effort to get them open. That's necessary to make the case moisture-proof.

    Inside the case is a large block of foam, perforated into 1/2 inch wide x 3 inch tall rectangular blocks. You can customize the internal casing to fit any scope that you buy -- so the case isn't model specific.

    I pulled out enough material to make room for my scope and also the complementary eyepiece kit. That's about all the room there is in the box, but it fits nice, snug, and secure.

    Also, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the case has rolling wheels moulded into the plastic. Given the weight of the case plus the scope, it is nice to know you can wheel it to its final designation. However, given the scope is going to rugged places, a hand-cart might be a better accessory to get it up hills and other terrain -- the built in wheels aren't going to do much for you in an "off road" environment.

    Cons:

    I gave the case 5 stars, because as a consumer, I always read the most positive and most negative reviews, and I assume other people will as well. There is nothing truly negative about this case, but there are some details you should be aware of:

    The case is heavy. It's built ruggedly, but that ruggedness comes with a price. The data sheet says it weighs 27.5 lb (~12kg), and for reference, that's about 7 lb (~3kg) more than the telescope it holds. So, when you choose this case, know that it doubles the weight of your equipment. If you are concerned about hauling your telescope, this is going to add a lot of weight.

    There is no instruction manual for the foam inside. It is "user customizable". I recommend planning your cut-out space carefully before you start tearing out the foam rectangles. Once you've pulled them out, there is no going back. I'm sure you could order a new insert from Pelican if you wanted to start over or re-use the case, but that would be an expensive mistake if you just bought it.

    The foam comes in two layers. I placed the telescope in the foam bed and gave it a good push to mark where the scope would need to move through the foam. I tore out the first layer of foam, and then carefully repeated the procedure on the second layer -- i was conservative in how much foam i tore out - i recommend the same for you.

    On the plus side, Pelican really has this figured out - "tearing" foam is an easy and precise process, it leaves you with a perfect cut-out for your prize possession.

    As a closing thought - make sure to pay attention to the dimensions of the case, based on where you are going to transport it. The case is as big as a large travel suitcase, the type you'd see someone checking in at the airline when traveling internationally. I would guess this case is too big to fit in the trunk of a smaller car; back seat would be fine, or trunk of a large car, SUV, or pickup track.

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    5.0

    Well Built Scope Case

    By Dennis

    from Colorado

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Travel

    Comments about Celestron Nexstar 8 Watertight Case:

    Purchased to protect my Celestron NexStar 8SE. The construction is strong. The handle for rolling is strong. I am slowing carving the interior foam out right now to provide a secure fit of the scope. It has a pressure valve on it too. I know that when I travel, the scope will be safe inside.

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