Old 04-09-2009, 11:26 AM
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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 09-11-2011, 03:40 PM
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Just for information, I may be off the internet for up to 20 business days due to change of provider. If anyone needs to contact me please ring me on 0414 835849
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:49 AM
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Just received my light box - very nice workmanship. Looking forward to its use. Many thanks Peter.

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Old 11-11-2011, 04:19 PM
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No worries Steve, my pleasure. For info I now have internet of sorts, I purchased a mobile bb for a month, not much data, but it at least enables me to read messages etc and see what is happening.
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Old 14-11-2011, 10:37 PM
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Just for info, I started a lightbox today for one of our members which needed a cutout for a dovetail plate, unfortunately I forgot about this and had to start again. Now I have all the bits and pieces for a 8" scope's light box. Outside Diameter of front of ota 235mm. Anyone interested let me know.
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Old 15-11-2011, 02:47 PM
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I just want to advise that I am now up and running fully with my new ISP, it was quicker than I anticipated.
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Old 19-11-2011, 04:35 PM
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I will be off to the Snake Valley Astro Camp next Friday, so will be out of action for light boxes until Wednesday 30th November.
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Received my light box Peter. Thank you.

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Old 23-11-2011, 09:04 AM
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No problems Mark, enjoy
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Mine arrived on Monday - looks beautiful!

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Peter thanks for your help

I have purchased two light boxes from Peter and are happy with my purchases.
I found Peter helpful and easy to get on with and would recommend him to others.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:17 PM
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Attached are photos of a light box I have just completed for a 190 mak newt, also I have made up a sleeve to fit over the box to accomodate a 127ED refractor. This is for one of the forum members.
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Peter,

The light box arrived this am and as expected, the standard of the packaging and the quality of the workmanship is excellent!

Professional is a better word.

Now if only the weather will clear up and give me a chance to try them out with my new Orion MN190!

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Cheers Phil, glad you are pleased with the light box etc..
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Just bumping this up...
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I am currently constructing a Light Box for Paul Haese's RC12, it is huge, glad I dont have to pack and freight it, it would cost a fortune.
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Here is Paul's RC12 light box next to a box under construction for a 4" APO. Huge difference in size.
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PM sent for 8" scope.

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Light box arrived

Hi Pete

Quick note to say light box arrived. Looks great, looking forward to trying it out. Thanks
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