Old 04-09-2009, 12:26 PM
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Light Boxes

I have just recently completed building myself a couple of light boxes and I am very pleased with the results. If anyone is interested in me building one for them, PM me and I can discuss price etc, one thing is for sure, they are going to be at least a third of the price of imported ones, and IMHO work just as well. The two attached images will give you some sort of idea of my construction. My method of construction allowes the light box to fit over the front of the telescope/dew shield, much like a cover so one does not need to balance it on the scope.
I use a 12v lighter type connector for the power, and each LED is rated at between 6000mcd and 12000mcd depending on the size of the box required.
If interested please feel free to ask any questions.
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Old 31-01-2012, 10:10 AM
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Thanks David, enjoy mate.



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Old 09-02-2012, 04:24 PM
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I have just cleared out my PM box, so anyone who wanted a lightbox and has not got back to me will have to resend their PM. I have kept stuff up to 2 months back from now. There are a few people who I have contacted with a quote that have not got back to me for whatever reason.
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Peter, can you make a reducer so I can use my C8 lightbox do duty for my ED127 too, or is it simpler to get another lightbox.
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Old 13-02-2012, 11:06 AM
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Andrew, I could do that and have done so in the past, but I need the exact measurements of the light box. Usually I make the sleeve as I call it when I make the so called "master" light box, and I have it with me to refer to so the sleeve is a smooth fit. Without the current light box in situ, I am somewhat relying on the measurements provided to make one that is a good fit. Also obviously I need the outside diameter of the dewshield of the 127. Let me know what you decide via PM and I will get back to you with a cost.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:38 AM
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Just for information I have had to clear out my PM box as it was nearly full. I have had a lot of people I sent messages to regarding queries about light boxes who have not replied to me, so if anyone is in that category, I no longer have the quotes I sent and they will have to be re-done. I cant really believe the amount of people who want a quote who do not have the decency to acknowledge my messages. It matters not to me if they want a light box or not, a simple yes or no thanks would suffice. I am trying to provide a service at a very reasonable cost for something that is not readily available.

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Old 13-03-2012, 10:50 AM
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Just bumping this up.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:42 AM
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No worries David. Havent looked on here for a couple of days, but as you know I got the PM.
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The light box arrived today Peter. It is a work of art. Professional finish, professional packaging and it has been a pleasure to deal with you.

Highly recommended.

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No problems Neale, glad you are happy with it.
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Peter,

Recieved the box today, and am very happy, fits both scopes like a glove, and the 'pot' gives a huge range in brightness for all my cameras. Many thanks and highly recommended.

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Old 20-04-2012, 03:06 PM
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My pleasure David, glad you are happy with the light box/s
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I am starting to get some interest from the USA on these, that could be bigger than Ben Hur
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I am starting to get some interest from the USA on these, that could be bigger than Ben Hur
Woohoooo way to go Pete
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Light box for FSQ - perfect!

Hi Peter,

Just received the light box for the FSQ106ED.

Australia Post was a bit slow, but your work is exemplary. Perfect fit on the scope and a great range of even illumination with the built-in dimmer.

Highly recommended!

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Glad you are happy with the light box Mike
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PM sent re. new 12.5" light box.
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No worries Josh.
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Hi, Please quote me a light box that would fit a skywatcher CFP2501 OTA.
Please email me the quot at ntk.thava@gmail.com

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:20 AM
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