Old 04-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Light box power on.jpg)
46.1 KB1438 views
Click for full-size image (Light Box.jpg)
57.1 KB1617 views
Reply With Quote
IceTrade Classifieds is a free service provided to IceInSpace members to help encourage and promote astronomy in our community.
  #281  
Old 15-01-2015, 04:42 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Just bumping to the top of the stack
Reply With Quote
  #282  
Old 15-01-2015, 10:35 PM
rogerg's Avatar
rogerg (Roger)
Registered User

rogerg is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 4,540
Light box for my Megrez 90 arrived today thanks Peter Looks like a very neat production and appears to work well, thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #283  
Old 16-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
My Pleasure Roger, enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #284  
Old 06-02-2015, 03:10 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Just bumping it up in case it disappears.
Reply With Quote
  #285  
Old 23-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Time to bump this again, getting near the bottom of the list
Reply With Quote
  #286  
Old 31-03-2015, 07:58 PM
Alchemy (Clive)
Quietly watching

Alchemy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Yarra Junction
Posts: 2,949
My light box arrived today, convinced Peter has shares in a bubble wrap company as it was so well protected for transport.

Works a treat, made for my FLT132, fits beautifully, nice and lightweight so can't do any harm to the dewshield.

Mine came fitted with a variable dial ; given I have a qhy9 and it has a shutter, it needs a couple of second exposures for even illumination, no problems whatsoever, easily did whatever exposure I needed.

Certainly a well made and thought out product.

Reply With Quote
  #287  
Old 31-03-2015, 08:19 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Glad you are happy with the light box Clive.
Reply With Quote
  #288  
Old 13-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Camknox (Cameron)
Registered User

Camknox is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA
Posts: 57
PM sent Peter
Reply With Quote
  #289  
Old 13-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Cameron, I have responded, you will notice I have attached my email address.
Reply With Quote
  #290  
Old 16-04-2015, 05:43 AM
vlazg's Avatar
vlazg (George)
Registered User

vlazg is offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Darwin
Posts: 555
Hi Peter,
Received the lightbox, thank you, within a week of ordering it, , beautifully made, well packaged, works a treat.

George
Reply With Quote
  #291  
Old 16-04-2015, 09:11 AM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Thanks George, glad you are pleased with your light box.
Reply With Quote
  #292  
Old 03-05-2015, 03:12 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Just bumping up..
Reply With Quote
  #293  
Old 09-06-2015, 01:08 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Time to bump up....
Reply With Quote
  #294  
Old 23-06-2015, 08:28 PM
Slawomir's Avatar
Slawomir (Suavi)
Amateur Photon Collector

Slawomir is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Proserpine
Posts: 3,005
PM sent Peter.
Reply With Quote
  #295  
Old 23-06-2015, 09:01 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Thanks, have sent a PM

Cheers

Peter
Reply With Quote
  #296  
Old 01-07-2015, 10:56 PM
atecuser (David Rawnsley)
Rawnz

atecuser is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 0
Light Box

Hello Peter
I have been reading your thread about building light boxes for members. Could you give me an indication of your price for a Skywatcher ED 80 light box complete with postage. I also am in Adelaide so we may not need to post.
David
PS I got you info from my membership of ASSA.
Reply With Quote
  #297  
Old 01-07-2015, 11:43 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
PM Sent

Last edited by Exfso; 02-07-2015 at 12:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #298  
Old 10-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Slawomir's Avatar
Slawomir (Suavi)
Amateur Photon Collector

Slawomir is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Proserpine
Posts: 3,005
Just wanted to say thank you Peter for making a light box for me. It fits perfectly on the telescope, works like a charm and is well built
Reply With Quote
  #299  
Old 10-07-2015, 09:24 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
No problems Slawomir, glad you are happy. They are getting quite popular.
Reply With Quote
  #300  
Old 26-07-2015, 11:18 PM
Exfso's Avatar
Exfso (Peter)
Registered User

Exfso is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 1,630
Just bumping before it disappears....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 04:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement