Camera

The best astrophotography camera for you depends on the subjects you intend to capture with it. For example, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is great for wide-angle nightscapes and Milky Way photography, while a dedicated astronomy camera is better suited for deep-sky imaging of galaxies and nebulae.

If you are interested in photographing planets, a dedicated astronomy camera that is capable of capturing high frame-rate videos is best. These cameras can be surprisingly affordable due to their smaller sensor size.

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera.

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Official Canon Astrophotography Video

Official Canon Astrophotography Video

Astrophotography video from Canon Canon shows you how to take great astrophotography and night sky photography  The is the type of video I have envisioned creating for years now.  The video features award winning photographer Phil Hart, as he explains the basics of astrophotography in a simple and easy to understand way.  The video is…

How To Take Pictures of Stars & Night Sky

How To Take Pictures of Stars & Night Sky

If you are wondering how to take pictures of stars and the alluring wonders of the night sky, look no further. In this article, I’ll share an absolute, bare-bones approach to capturing a spectacular photograph of the stars above the one below.  This includes covering which camera to use, the exact camera settings I recommend,…

Unmodded DSLR Test – California Nebula

Unmodded DSLR Test – California Nebula

The following photo of the California Nebula was captured using my DSLR camera before it was modified for astrophotography. NGC 1499 in Perseus is perhaps the best example of the difference removing the stock IR cut filter from your DSLR camera can make. For an emission nebula like this, an image with a stock camera…

Photograph the Moon with a Point and Shoot Camera

Photograph the Moon with a point-and-shoot camera You can take some incredible pictures of the moon through a telescope using an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera. Some of my very first astrophotography images were of the moon in its many phases using the afocal method (eyepiece projection does not use a camera lens) method. The photo above…