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  1. Thank you for confirming that, and for the guide. I will most likely get a Canon camera and remove the filter myself, as it will be the cheapest and easiest to do.
  2. Michael you just resolved a big thing for me. The camera actually has two filters and not just one as I originaly thought, which means, I would not need a replacement filter (I was afraid of leaving the sensor bare) because I would still have the second filter to protect it, which makes the modification way easier. Again it's because of the price, I can get a DSLR for cheaper than a mirrorles. Just to check that I did not misinterpret information I read online, I can use a Canon DSLR with PC control (I use NINA) for exposures over 30 sec?
  3. The reason to do it myself is mainly that it is cheaper. And where is the fun in buying a already modified camera.
  4. After thinking overnight and a chat with some people, I got the idea, that maybe I should just sell the D70 and get a Canon camera, since they work better and are not limited to 30 sec of exposure when controlled from PC and I can get the filters from EU for cheaper for them. So any recommendations for a camera to modify now. I will try to find a used one if possible, but have no idea about Canon models.
  5. I just heard back from LifePixel. They said that only their full-spectrum modification would be applicable for astrophotography. I have also been thinking about it, and I came up with this: If I do the full-spectrum, I presume I will have to use filters. So in the case of LRGB filters, the L one is usualy already a IR cut filter, and the others are bandpass filters, so that should not be a problem if my thought process is correct. So is my idea good, or would I always need a IR cut filter.
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    Thank you for welcoming me everyone.
  7. Yeah they are meant for photography. I will contact them and see what they say.
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    Hello Just realised I haven't introduced myself yet. I come from Slovenia and am currently studying robotic engineering. I have been interested in astronomy since 2009. Since then I have been on many observations with the local club and my middle school at the time and have also borrowed their equipment a few times. About 4 years ago my club set up a new observatory with a nice setup of: Officina Stellare Ultra CRC 320 f/5.4, MOFOD MkII Fork Friction Mount, Apogee Alta F16M (probably won't be able to get any photos from there) A few months ago I got myself my own equipment. I managed to get a used Orion Astrograph 8" f/4, a NEQ6-pro mount and QHY5 camera. In the meantime I made an adapters to fit the camera to the finderscope, so I can use it for guiding.
  9. I was thinking about that. I think I could put a 2" IR block on my coma (I think it is the SkyWatcher 0.9x Coma Corrector - bought used, so no idea) But I will probably get a IR cut filter for the camera itself. I do plan to check if they still have filters for this camera, but I can add it to the cart on their website. So since I will most likely get a filter from LifePixel, which one should I go for: 1) Standard Infrared (720 nm) 2) Enhanced Infrared (665 nm) 3) Super Color Infrared (590 nm) 4) Super Blue Infrared (blue + IR) 5) Deep B&W Infrared (830 nm)
  10. Davew thanks for the links, I took a look at them, they are nice manuals on how to do it. Should I just go for full-spectrum modification by just removing the filter, or would buying a different one from LifePixel be a better idea (as far as I can tell they are the only one, that sells them) and if so which one.
  11. Thanks for the suggestion, but the site only offers modifications for Canon cameras. What I forgot to mention is, that I would probably do it myself, if I can find the replacement filters, which is proving hard, since most companies only sell ones for Canon cameras. I know that LifePixel sells different filters, but I am looking for something from EU if possible to avoid having to pay customs. So to rephrase my question what I am more interested in is where I could get replacement filters and what filter I should get since there are multiple different ones.
  12. Hello So as the title suggests, I am looking for advice regarding modifying a DLSR for astrophotography. At the time of writing, I am using an unmodified Nikon D700 which I am planing to keep as is. The camera I am thinking about modifying is a Nikon D70, that is sitting on the shelf for the last few years, and is not being used at all. I have been reading about it, and do not have any better idea what to do, so I decided to just ask. Could anyone give me some advice as to if it's worth it, what modifications I should do, etc. My Gear: Orion Astrograph f/4 8", SkyWatcher NEQ6-pro, Nikon D700, QHY5 and finderscope for guiding, PHD2, N.I.N.A.
  13. Thanks for the information. I forgot to mention this, but the guy I bought the telescope from also included a coma corrector, so I have that covered. Otherwise, I will take at look at those eyepieces, and I was actually looking to buy from FLO, so the discount is a nice bonus.
  14. Hello I am another person, who just got their own telescope and is looking for eyepiece reccomendation. So I just bought a used NEQ6 pro mount with a Orion 8" f/4.0 astrograph. Since I got it used I do not have any eyepieces. I am looking to get 2 to 3 eyepieces and maybe a barlow. My budget would be around 200€. I do not want to spend too much, since I will be probably doing mostly astrophotography, but I still want to get some nice views out of it when family and friends are around. I have been reading around as to what to choose, but the more I read the less I know what to get. My personal idea right now is somehing like: - 20 mm, 40x magnification, 5 mm exit pupil - 8 mm, 100x magnification, 2 mm exit pupil - something with higher magnification
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