astrophotography

Canon 60Da In-Stock

by on May 1, 2012

in Canon

Canon 60Da

The new Canon 60Da for astrophotographers is now in-stock at B&H Photo.

Canon 60Da In Stock

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LSST Camera Lens

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has designed a 3.2 BILLION pixel camera that it hopes to build in order to “capture the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed.”  The above rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) shows just how big this 3 ton camera will be next to a person. [click to continue…]

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Canon EOS 60Da

The Canon 60Da is a new version of the popular 60D that is specifically designed for astrophography.  The 60Da features a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity, which allows the camera to better capture ”‘red hydrogen emission’ nebulae and other cosmic phenomena.”

The Canon 60Da is priced at $1499 and comes with the RA-E3 Remote Controller Adapter and an AC power adapter to accomodate long exposures.  The 60Da is available at B&H Photo and other select Canon dealers.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Pentax O-GPS1

by on June 2, 2011

in Pentax

Pentax has announced the O-GPS1, which is an add-on GPS unit for the K-5, K-r and 645D.  The O-GPS1 makes it possible to embed location info into image files. [click to continue…]

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Interested in photographing the night sky? The Imaging Source, a company known for high quality imaging equipment, is now offering a line of telescope cameras.

I’ve done just a little bit of star-gazing with a camera in my hand. Astro-photographers seem to run into two problems continuously: first, the cost of equipment makes it an expensive hobby, and second, any photos taken with relatively cheap equipment are guaranteed to have a definite noise problem. The Imaging Source says that their cameras are low noise, however, and the prices are certainly affordable — the cameras range in price from $390 to $870.

There’s one heck of a meteor show in August, and I think I know what I want to photograph it with.

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