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The Altair Hypercam 183C – Color CMOS Sensor Camera

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I am extremely excited to review a new astronomy camera from Altair Astro, the Hypercam 183C.  This is a CMOS color deep sky imaging camera and boasts some impressive astrophotography features out of the box. I should be receiving the Hypercam as early as next week, and I will be providing a video review of its deep sky imaging capabilities. At under $1000 (CDN), this astronomy camera is a solid contender for those looking for an upgrade to their stock DSLR. This is an affordable Color CMOS digital camera with impressive astrophotography features. Thanks to my friends at Ontario Te…

CCD Camera vs. DSLR for astrophotography

CCD vs. DSLR – A New Learning Curve

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Like many of you, I love shooting astrophotography with my DSLR.  I control my Canon Rebel T3i with BackyardEOS to capture deep-sky objects through my telescope.  Then, the real fun begins by processing the images in DeepSkyStacker and Adobe Photoshop. This method has worked for me for years, and there is lots of room to expand my astrophotography skills using this setup.  I favor this system because it is beginner friendly, and it's where I can help others get started. However, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to try out the new ASI071MC-Cool for the first time.  Let's ta…

Canon Rebel Astrophotography

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I use an old Canon Rebel Xsi DSLR - This camera has been discontinued and replaced with several newer models including the t2i and Canon t3i DSLR bodies - but even those models are getting quite old! I desperately want to upgrade to a newer DSLR body for astrophotography soon.  The reasonable price and amazing astrophotography capabilities of the Canon T3i (600D) have that digital camera at the top of my list.  Until then, my trusty 450D (modified for astrophotography) will have to suffice!  I'll give you my recommendations for a beginner DSLR camera for astrophotography below. Summer Dee…