Where do you put eyepieces? Surely, you do not want your expensive glass rattling around on the floorboard of a pickup truck. Some kind of box or case to keep oculars safe from bumps, dust, and dew is essential. A number of astrovendors, such as Orion in the United States, sell cases made for this purpose, but actually any type of container filled with protective foam padding will do. Particularly good are some of the hard cases sold in camera stores for photographic equipment. These briefcase-size containers are usually furnished with "cubed" foam padding that can be customized to hold eyepieces perfectly.
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