Old 04-09-2009, 12:26 PM
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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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Old 24-06-2021, 12:53 PM
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Hi, wondered if you can let me know what the cost will be for a 150ED Evostar and an 80ED Orion.
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Old 03-08-2021, 03:27 PM
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Hi mate, no problem, if you could contact me on my email address: exfso2@aussiebb.com.au I will give you all the details. I need outside diameter of the dew shields and also any dimmer requirement.

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Old 09-08-2021, 03:35 PM
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I have mentioned this before, but it appears to be happening much more. Not sure if it is the covid causing people to change or what. When someone wants information on the light boxes, I automatically advise them to contact me via my email address. Now it is obvious that only about 50% even bother, and those that do there is a high percentage that don't even have the decency to acknowledge that I have responded to them with information etc.
Not impressed I must admit.
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Old 23-09-2021, 06:25 PM
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Got my tiny little light box from Peter 5 days after I ordered it. Superb as always
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Fsq-85 lightbox

Mine arrived today too thanks. Compared to my one from 9 years ago it sports a new separate dimmer controller. The whole things looks and feels a little more robust than the old one.

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Old 11-10-2021, 09:03 PM
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Glad it arrived up to scratch. Yeah said I had done a few tweaks from the original version.
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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.
What is the cost to build a 125mm flat box
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:32 PM
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Martin, could you please come up on my email: exfso2@aussiebb.com.au and I will give you all the information you need.
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Old 12-12-2021, 12:59 PM
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I am getting very tempted to pull this listing as I am finding 95% of people that contact me don't have the decency to acknowledge when I reply, this is downright rude in my opinion. So I am asking please only ask if you are genuinely interested and when I reply at least acknowledge that you have received my response, I dont care one way or another if you want the light box, but an acknowledgement is at least good form..
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Old 02-02-2022, 08:09 PM
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Can you give me a price for Ref 102mm with dew shield 140mm would be good size to fit a bit of allowance how long will it take.
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Old 27-03-2022, 02:51 PM
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Hi Mate, no worries, if you can come up on my email: exfso2@aussiebb.com.au I will give you the information. Also need to know if you need a dimmer.

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Old 04-04-2022, 09:46 AM
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Willik, it would have been nice to know you received my email response, too many are doing this now.
I note that you did the same back in December, if you are not interested which is obvious, please do not waste my time with these requests. It seems to be a trend now on the forum.

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Hi! I just sent you an email about an Esprit 120.

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