Category Archives: DSLR Cooling

DSLR Cooling Systems Projects

CP30T-DS

CP30T-EOS – Design Steps

I have been asked several times to detail the Mechanical and Thermal Design of the CP30T-EOS DSLR cooler. Note that although it was designed for a Canon 500D, most of these design notes may be used and adapted to any … Continue reading

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CP30T-EOS – First Light

Last week-end I was able to go to Anza for the second time. My very first time there, although I couldn’t put anything in the frame of my Canon 500D, went well as I was able to polar align, create … Continue reading

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CP30T-EOS – Introduction

The CP30T-EOS is another type of DSLR cooler: a “Direct CMOS cooler” Instead of using a “box” which usually chills the air to decrease the sensor temperature, a “Direct CMOS cooler” applies a cold component directly┬áto the CMOS (by mechanical/thermal … Continue reading

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Cooler-Compared

DSLR Cooling Systems Comparison

After building my original cooler (CP80-EOS) I developed a pretty simple testing procedure which basically consisted of shooting 300 s ISO 1600 Dark Frames for about 3 and a half hours. Sensor temperature was recorded for each frame using the … Continue reading

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CP80X-EOS – Upgrades

After building my little CP50X-EOS, I was still not completely happy with the results. For sure I had reduced the weight quite substantially, but still the overall noise reduction wasn’t as good as I had hoped for. But, looking at … Continue reading

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CP50X-EOS – PWM Temperature Controller

This is a small page about the PWM Temperature Controller designed and sold by Tetech.com. I’ve had an eye on it for quite some time and decided to give it a shot. I am very impressed, I have yet to … Continue reading

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CP50X-EOS – Noise Comparison

Before a more thorough comparison between all of the cooling systems I’ve designed and built, I have some interesting preliminary results to share. First, let’s compare Dark Frames. For this test I was basically logging temperatures and for this reason … Continue reading

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CP50X-EOS – Introduction

With CP80-EOS I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to achieve, it has been there in my head for quite a few months. The construction had a few challenges but the results were satisfying. If I was … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Noise Comparison

Last night I finally had a little bit of time to start testing the CP80-EOS DSLR Cooler. For this first test I wanted to make a “real life” comparison between dark frames shot with and without the help of the … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Internal Heat Sink

The internal heat sink is another custom made part made of Aluminum that was then anodized. This part has two purposes: Cooling the air surrounding the DSLR inside the box. Offering a mechanical support both TEC and External Heat Sink. … Continue reading

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