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    Im just starting out in sketching at the eyepeice and Im looking for a good way to light up my clip board while Im sketching. Right now Im resorting to holding a red flashlight in one hand and sketching with the other. This is proving to be very uncomfortable. Since I also do woodworking Im thinking about making a clipboard that will have an adjustible brightness light attached to it. Has anyone done this before? Or does anyone have any other ideas?

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    How about getting one of those clip on booklights and paint the bulb red?
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    I have tought about that but decided that it would be too bright for DSO and i want one that i can adjust.
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