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Offline Dark Knights

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Mounting a light panel.
« on: 21:41:26, 01 July, 2016 »
I have an A3 light panel for flats and i want to mount it on the wall in the obsy so i can just point at it when needed. The panel is sandwiched between two acrylic sheets so its about 10 mm thick. Any ideas on how to mount it? i was looking at these but there may be something better i haven't thought of :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Pack-M10-Grey-Pivot-Bracket-Standoff-U-Steel-Metal-Fixing-Pack-of-Four-Units-/281868724459?hash=item41a0af68eb:g:RoQAAOSwbdpWWHCF

Two at the top and two at the bottom with the panel sitting in the gap.

Cheers,

Jason.
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Offline chris.bailey

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Re: Mounting a light panel.
« Reply #1 on: 22:37:25, 01 July, 2016 »
I just put mine on the floor and point the scope straight down at it.

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Offline Dark Knights

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Re: Mounting a light panel.
« Reply #2 on: 19:17:30, 02 July, 2016 »
I just put mine on the floor and point the scope straight down at it.

Chris

If i did that i'd probably end up standing on it at some point!
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Offline Roger B

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Re: Mounting a light panel.
« Reply #3 on: 11:20:33, 05 July, 2016 »
I just used 2" L brackets from B&Q  just bend one end to keep it in place,
.    Mines on the obs wall in the park position

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Re: Mounting a light panel.
« Reply #4 on: 08:52:01, 06 July, 2016 »
I point my 'scope directly up and lay the panel on top.  I have two sizes, the larger one for my 'big gun' and a smaller one for refractors.  Just by chance - when I made the panel I had enough EL sheet left over for the smaller one.  All documented here:

http://www.madpc.co.uk/~peterv/astroplover/equipnbits/Lightpanel.htm

Quite old pics, I no longer have the LX200 OTA or the SBIG camera!  But the panels soldier on  ;)

Cheers,

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Re: Mounting a light panel.
« Reply #5 on: 20:21:55, 06 July, 2016 »
Plenty of options there for me to consider, thanks for posting guys.

Jason.
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