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The CP80-EOS is a cooling system for Canon EOS DSLR’s. As explained in that page, this type of cooling systems is mainly intended for long exposure Astrophotography.
The CP80-EOS is built off several different materials to excel in lightweight, rigidity and thermal insulation. It also features a remote temperature controller and a combination of heat sinks, fans and Peltier module.
The CP80-EOS is composed of only three parts: the body, the front panel and the hand controller.
(*) This T-ring allows full encasing of the camera inside the cooler. This ring is being CNC machined and I expect it sometimes next week.
The body is the actual box. Like the front panel it is thermally insulated using two layers of insulation material. It also hosts all the cooling elements: cold side and hot side heat sinks, peltier device, fans and thermal probe.
The hand controller is wired to the body. It is composed of an ABS box hosting the temperature controller, ON/OFF switch, and DC receptacle (**). The temperature controller allows for setting both MIN and MAX temperatures (at which we want the cooling to start and stop) – it also displays the current air temperature inside the CP80-EOS. The hand controller can also be attached to the mount’s tripod (Losmandy G11 in the picture).
Although the unit has not been fully tested yet (my newly modded camera is currently coming back from Gary Honis!), it is able to drop the air surrounding the camera below freezing point in just a few minutes.