Old 04-09-2009, 11:26 AM
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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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That's the plan, last night was just a test of concept :-)
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:09 AM
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I am currently building one for a TSA120 at present with another pending.
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Old 13-12-2015, 01:21 AM
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hey gday Pete I was wondering if I could order a pretty one of these for my ed80 please thank you
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Old 13-12-2015, 01:30 AM
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No problems Jen, email sent to you...
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Better boot this one up the top before it disappears..
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Old 24-12-2015, 11:37 PM
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I got mine today woohoo thank you Pete I might put some star stickers etc on it to make it all pretty and jens hahaha
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Old 25-12-2015, 12:26 AM
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No problems Jen hoped I would get it to you in time for Xmas..
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Hi Peter, I'm interested in one of these for my Skywatcher ED80 (gold Pro series). I'm sure you already have the dimensions, but just in case, the dew shield outer diameter looks like it's 116mm. How much would that set me back including postage to Canberra?
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Old 25-12-2015, 03:38 PM
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Hi mate, don't know your name, but that is ok. Need to know if you want a dimmer. Pretty sure the outside diameter of the Dew Shield is around 117mm, would need confirmation as they may be a little different to the ED 80 which I have made numerous light boxes for.
Best if you reply via my email address: exfso2@adam.com.au

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The light box arrived today. Works a treat. Thanks.
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Glad you are happy with it..
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I am finding an increased tendency for people who request information on the light boxes just to disappear into the void after I go to the effort to respond to their requests. Common courtesy dictates, at least in my eyes, that it proper to acknowledge a response and not just ignore it. I know that this is basically a minority, but still I like to know that people have at least received my replies, whether they intend getting a light box or not.
So come on people at least let me know you have received my replies.
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I realised I hadn't posted a note to mention that the lightbox arrived safe and sound and works perfectly.

Thanks for doing it so quickly also!!

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Thanks Malcolm. Not you mate, it is people who want information etc and I go to the trouble to give them what they need and I never hear from them again, not even to say they have received the information. I guess some people just do not have much in the way of common courtesy.
Enough of my little rant, as I said the vast majority do at least respond one way or the other which is all I ask.
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Hi Peter - PM Sent

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No problems Evan. PM sent.
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