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#1 galacticinsomnia

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 10:20 PM

I am considering modding my APS-C Camera on my own, but I cannot find the dimensions and thickness of a full spectrum filter to replace the removed filters.

Can someone point me in the right direction, I would be grateful. 

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:24 AM

Your don't really need to put in clear glass; just remove all LPFs and you'll have a full-spectrum mod. Best would be 'Removed LPF-2'. More here.... Regards


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:30 AM

Or you can do what I did and HA modify your camera.

 

https://www.cloudyni...e#entry10488584

 

https://alpineastro....stro-conversion

 

Easily one of the most value for the buck upgrade in this crazy hobby.



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:49 AM

Which camera? DSLR or Mirrorless? Dedicated for astro?
I agree with mmalik. No glass needed. You might have heard it affects focus but that's not the case if you'll be focussing via the LCD on a mirrorless camera not the viewfinder. In fact, you'll read more about unwanted reflections occurring using certain types of glass. 



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:42 AM

Or you can do what I did and HA modify your camera.

To clarify, 'Removed LPF-2' is same as what's generally referred to as h-alpha mod. But not all (modern) cameras allow such a mod since LPFs may be bonded together. Regards


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:06 AM

To clarify, 'Removed LPF-2' is same as what's generally referred to as h-alpha mod. But not all (modern) cameras allow such a mod since LPFs may be bonded together. Regards

Oh I didn't know that... thanks!



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:31 AM

The answer to your original question is here at Astronomik.com.

 

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:03 PM

Thank you all, it is a canon T6s, it is basically new, maybe a thousand shutter clicks if that.  I wanted to do the full spectrum mod, but retain a barrier in front of the sensor for dust, and hoping I can keep the cleaning function as well as give me a surface to clean if I get dust. 

How much of a clean room does this really require.  I'm pretty geeky, but hands getting older, is it really that hard, is it worth the 300.00 plus shipping to send it out ?  Seems a bit steep to me.



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:07 PM

Thank you all, it is a canon T6s, it is basically new, maybe a thousand shutter clicks if that.  I wanted to do the full spectrum mod, but retain a barrier in front of the sensor for dust, and hoping I can keep the cleaning function as well as give me a surface to clean if I get dust. 

How much of a clean room does this really require.  I'm pretty geeky, but hands getting older, is it really that hard, is it worth the 300.00 plus shipping to send it out ?  Seems a bit steep to me.

I took apart my camera in my living room, on a coffee table, and I left everything out in the open so the silicone can dry over night. Of course, I bagged the sensor inside a ziplock back, but everything else was just out in the open overnight.

 

Having said all that, I would definitely opt for a clean room if I can. I like DIY stuff if it's within my capabilities, so paying few hundreds more in labor didn't sit well with me.


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:08 PM

The answer to your original question is here at Astronomik.com.

 

Steve.

I didn't see any dimensions of the filters, just that they sell them.  I have high grade glass in various thickness .7mm to 2.mm that I can easily cut/shape/polish myself, so I was trying to get glass so I wasn't paying 100.00 for a piece of glass. 



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Posted 18 October 2020 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the help.  Decided to just send it in. 




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