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 15-04-2011, 02:15 PM
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Just bumping, gone a bit quiet at present, must be the cold weather
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Not wrong about the weather. PM sent though.
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Hi Peter,

Having just started looking into my astro imaging, and noticing some horrific Vignetting, I am after a way to take my flats to counteract this.

I am using a Celestron Nextstar 8SE SCT and the Orion ShortTube 80.

Would you be able to let me know what I would need from you and cost to get rid of those terrible dark corners.

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I have sent a PM Sam. You might want to respond to my email address save clogging up the system. exfso@bigpond.com

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I am still making these for those that are interested.
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Peter, have a new William Optics FLT-98. I will measure the outside diameter of the tube for you and get an order in!
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No worries Sam.

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Just bumping this up. Still doing these by the way
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What sort of money does one to suit a 4" refractor go for?
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Peter, I have replied via email.
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I sent you a pm last week Peter with an inquiry did you recieve it ?

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Mark, I sent a response last week but it appears to have been eaten up in the system, another PM has been sent. Sorry it went missing, obviously the board had some sort of glitch.

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I think I got that PM instead, now it all makes sense
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Hi Peter,

I have sent you a PM about your light boxes.

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