Astro Camera & Astro Conversion Filter Options
(Filter options that can be installed inside the camera during the modification process)
Full Spectrum(Clear) Filter Option: Our most versatile filter. The Full Spectrum filter option is optically clear, allowing your camera to capture all ranges of the EM spectrum. The only transmission limitations will be the limits of your camera, not our filter. This allows the camera to capture images of deep space objects that are invisible to the human eye and allowing you to limit the sensitivity of your camera by using external filters of your choosing. This filter is manufactured from the highest quality polished and coated material. All our filters our polished to scientific microscopic image quality standards insuring flawless imaging under extreme magnifications.
Visible + H-Alpha Filter (420nm - 680nm): Not only do we offer a Full Spectrum/Clear filter installation we now offer a Visible + H-Alpha filter option. Our Visible + H-Alpha filter will allow your camera to capture true color images with more transmission of the H-Alpha range than an unconverted camera while capturing the visible spectrum as well. (This filter option is identical to the filter specifications used in the Canon EOS 60Da and will allow your camera to capture the same light transmission and wavelength, including H-Alpha.) This filter has a sharp cutoff at 680nm. Also, this filter is manufactured from the highest quality polished and coated material. All our filters our polished to scientific microscopic image quality standards insuring flawless imaging under extreme magnifications. (The Visible + H-Alpha filter is also available in an On-Lens Version here)
Astrophotography, IR and Normal Photography, all with one Camera Body.
Shooting Astrophotography, IR and normal/visible photography can be performed with one camera. The best filter choice to achieve this is the Full Spectrum/Clear filter option. Once the conversion has been performed all you need is a UV/IR cutoff filter on your lens to capture normal/visible light images including landscapes and portraits. In order to shoot IR with the same camera all you need is an IR filter of your choice for your lens. With each filter all you need to do is set a custom white balance and your on you're way. Also, simply remove the filter from your lens for full spectrum/clear astrophotography which includes the UV, IR and visible portions of the EM spectrum. (Order an Astro-Conversion here)
Wow, working with you is just like working with my crew space support group at NASA. I love working with can-do people. Thanks for the follow up info here. It all looks good to me and I know we will put together the best camera produced. It is a pleasure to work with such dedicated people. Let me know if you have any issues/questions in dealing with NASA.
Again, it is a pleasure to be working with you.
Don Pettit (PH.D.)– NASA Astronaut
ISS Expedition 6 Crew Member; Space Shuttle STS-126 Crew Member; Current ISS Expedition 30 and 31 Crew member.
NASA/International Space Station Astronaut Don Pettit works with two still cameras mounted together, one of which is an infrared modified still camera, modified by Spencer's Camera & Photo of Alpine, Utah. Photo credit: NASA
I got a standard Sony NEX-5 camera and found it’s a single shot colour images quite good. However I was not satisfied with the red colour spectrum in the deep space images and decided to get a conversion done.
It was a pleasure to deal with Spencer’s Camera and my new kit arrived quickly. What a difference it made! The colours are rich and there is less visible noise.
Thanks for the high quality service!
Amateur astronomer and photographer
Image Copyrighted - Alex Cherney 2011