General Meeting at Pulpit Rock
Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
Modification of DSLR Cameras for Astroimaging
featuring Gary Honis
DSLR Modification Service
DSLR camera modification procedure will be explained and will include: · History of digital camera modifications. · DSLR camera improvements over time for astro imaging. · Explanation of modification types and filter replacements for astro and infrared imaging. · Do-it-yourself DSLR modification procedure and considerations. · Maintaining autofocus after IR cut filter replacement. · Image processing considerations for modified DSLR cameras. · Peltier cooling methods for DSLR cameras. · Do-it-yourself Whole Camera Peltier Cooling System. · Test results and advantage of DSLR camera Peltier cooling
Gary Honis has been an avid deep sky observer and astro imager since 1987. A graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Gary is licensed as a Professional Engineer with over 33 years experience as an Electronic Engineer in the Telecommunications Industry as an official of the US Government. He has been modifying Canon DSLR cameras since 2004 and providing detailed modification instructions online to assist others wanting to self modify their cameras. His images have been published in Sky & Telescope Magazine, AstroPhoto Insight Magazine, "Digital Photography" and the Marvel Studios Movie "Thor". Gary is an officer of the Greater Hazleton Area Astronomical Society, and a member of the International Dark Sky Association where he has been actively involved in light pollution reduction efforts for 26 years.