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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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Hi Peter, can you give me a price please for a light box for an Espirit 120 and a 925 Celestron?
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Old 25-06-2020, 09:31 PM
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Hi Simon, if you can come up on my email: exfso2@aussiebb.com.au I will discuss what I need from you to work out a price.
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G’day Peter,

My ed80 light box is still going strong, it’s a good piece of kit.

Without scrolling through, I could be up for RedCat 51 light box, with mini Anderson terminals, is that something you have done before/ want to do. Happy to take the chat to PM.

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Hi mate, as far as the connectors go, nope not used them. If anyone wants a different connection, I am happy to leave the end of the power cord just tinned.

The Red cat, not heard of that one. So if you want, come up on my email and we can discuss. exfso2@aussiebb.com.au
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I have PM'd you on this, with no reply, so I gather you are no longer interested..
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Hi, how much for a 240v (or USB powered, no 12v) light box to suit a Skywatcher EVOSTAR ED80?
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Old 27-08-2020, 01:32 PM
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Sorry mate, I only do the 12vdc or 9vdc version.
If you could come up with a 240ac power supply to suite a 12vdc input using a 2.1mm plug, that will work.
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Replied to your email, but not a thing heard back..
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Hi,
Could you give me the current price, a light box to suit an Orion ED 80.

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I have noticed recently there is a trend for people to ask me about light boxes etc and I do respond only not to hear a word from them ever again. I believe this is quite rude. Please if someone wants information please have the decency to at least let me know you have received my response, this is just common courtesy IMHO.
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I am still getting people asking for information which I provide and I do not even get an acknowledgement, this is frustrating, so please do not ask if you are not genuine, in my opinion it is very poor form.
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Yes I would agree with this, I got the idea off the web in 2004 from memory and modified it to suite and obviously use LEDS. Light boxes for larger scopes are a challenge and getting the bits and pieces can be a bit of a problem. My original was borne out of the fact I did not want to pay the ridiculous prices that were being charged for this in the USA, and I believe that manufacturer is no longer in business. From memory a light box for my TAK 130 was in the order of $600US then, and that was a lot of dollars over 20 years ago. Members on the forum got wind of what I had done and wanted me to make them for their scopes. That is it in a nutshell.
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Yes I would agree with this, I got the idea off the web in 2004 from memory and modified it to suite and obviously use LEDS. Light boxes for larger scopes are a challenge and getting the bits and pieces can be a bit of a problem. My original was borne out of the fact I did not want to pay the ridiculous prices that were being charged for this in the USA, and I believe that manufacturer is no longer in business. From memory a light box for my TAK 130 was in the order of $600US then, and that was a lot of dollars over 20 years ago. Members on the forum got wind of what I had done and wanted me to make them for their scopes. That is it in a nutshell.
Yeah, I was looking for something like this back in 2009

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ht+box+project

Ended up making my own from craft board and LEDS
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