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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Here is an up to date photo of an 8" light box I just finished with a dimmer fitted.
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Better bump this before it disappears..
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Here is an up to date photo of an 8" light box I just finished with a dimmer fitted.
As a recent recipient of one of Peter's boxes I can say that he does a tremendous job and the quality from start to finish is fantastic. The box is a perfect fit for my 8" LX200. Thanks Peter!

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You are most welcome Evan, I appreciate the positive feedback.
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Peter, email query sent mate.

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Thanks Steve, replied
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Thanks, will reply when i get home from work, got it writtten on my hand
Considering if i should measure dimensions in mm, cm or huntsman
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Lightbox has arrived in good astronomical tradition bringing the rain. Works beautifully and hope to try it in an imaging session on the weekend.

Great job Peter!

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No worries, glad you are happy with the light box...
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Just thought I would add a photo of one uncovered, for something different
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Just thought I would add a photo of one uncovered, for something different
Hey, that one looks familiar!

Another great product from Pete, thanks again mate and enjoyed the time to chat!
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no worries Graham, yes that is yours...
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I ordered a unit last year. It is excellent and works as anticipated!
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Thanks Peter! Just received mine for the ED80 and it's as expected: great! Many many thanks.
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