The Astrophotography 10 inch Circle Flat Frame Kit is a perfect, portable light that is used by astrophotographers from across the globe. This kit is designed for larger apertures that measure up to 10" in diameter. The even light distribution allows for photographers to easily create their subframes in order to take out the noise produced by ambient lighting and environmental factors.
Often times, photographers using this kit want a thin piece of frosted acrylic to help diffuse the light evenly. Now you can add this acrylic to the kit by selecting on the drop down window. Depending on customer's setup, sometimes the phosphor particles (which is part of granular nature of EL Technology) can be seen due to the power of the scope. We recommend adding the acrylic to help reduce the granular effect, and it also helps soften and even out the light. This makes the light a nice natural white light which is not too cool (blue) or warm (yellow).
Kit comes with 10" EL Panel circle, and your choice of inverter and battery options. All kits come Plug-n-play ready, with no soldering or tools required!
Our new '22 and newer kits come with a handy scratch resistant carrying sleeve which will help clean the acrylic surface before taking your flats, and it also doubles as a way to store your panel safely in your gear bag!
This kit has a number of options to best suit your individual needs. First, choose between one or two pieces of frosted acrylic. This piece is typically meant to be installed on the front side of the panel, and you can use a thin bead of clear glue on the outer edge of the panel where your finger meets touches the outside edge of both pieces. PRO-TIP: Do not add glue on the TOP surface of the panel (where it illuminates). This can cause shadowing and may prevent an even light illuminating the surface.
Second, the kit comes with various inverter options. The 12v Inverter options uses our Mondo 12V EL Inverter which also has a brightness adjustment knob, and allows for fine tuning of the brightness. You can either purchase this inverter as a standalone inverter and plug into your existing on-board 12v output, OR you can purchase with additional power options like the rechargeable 12v battery, or AC Adapter.