JMI Hard Case for 8" SCT Telescopes
Jim's Mobile (JMI) - Hard Telescope Case for 8" SCT
You take pride in your telescope. JMI takes pride in protecting your telescope! JMI Telescope Carrying Cases include 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.
The JMI hard telescope case includes four lockable latches for the removable cover (no hinge), two steel-reinforced handles and die-cut foam lining with compartments for telescope, eyepieces and accessories. It can be carried (requires two people) or pulled using the attached 4" wheels. Both the finder scope and hand unit must be detached and inserted into protective pouches (included) and placed inside the case. Outside dimensions of the case are approximately 31" x 17" x 23" and its empty weight is approximately 18.2 lbs. All values are subject to slight changes.
JMI Product Number: CASEX8
Customer 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 to the LX90 shape, or 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 into 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 above. 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.
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