If you are an astronomy enthusiast you’re probably well aware that taking photos of the night sky is no mean feat.
The starry sky setting is wonderful for taking photos of dazzling night sky backdrops. Taking pictures of the night sky and all its celestial beauty does not have to be only the forte of the professional photographer with an expensive camera. As photographers have learned and mastered the art, they have found ways in which they can create wonderful and stunning images of the night – but it takes a lot of patience and perseverance. Desserts are an excellent place to take pictures of the night sky quite simply because there’s no light pollution – also known as photo pollution or luminous pollution caused by cities. A long exposure can capture the movement of stars perfectly. Fortunately you don’t need a telescope to take beautiful and even dramatic photos of the stars and the night sky.
However, to make life a little simpler when it comes to night sky photography, Canon has recently introduced the EOS 60 Da Digital SLR Camera. It is specifically designed with astronomy and night time photography enthusiasts in mind. At the core of this innovate camera is a modified infrared filter and low noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. This feature enables a photographer to take pictures of celestial objects like the red hydrogen emission nebulae and other cosmic marvels. It also consists of an 18 megapixel sensor to produce sharp and high-contrast imagery of astronomical objects and also an enhanced noise reduction sensor that allows its users to experiment with a wide array of ISO settings and escalated ISO speeds of up to 6,400 expandable to 12,800. This essentially means that you can take crisper photos of any celestial object.
According to Canon:
The EOS 60Da is a testament to the constant desire to meet the needs of every customer, including those in specialized fields,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “This new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated.
Crisp images of the stars and planets can be viewed on the EOS 60Da’s improved 3.0-inch Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots for detailed focusing. The flip-out Vari-angle screen allows photographers to adjust the screen for easy viewing without straining even while the camera is mounted to a telescope via a third-party T-ring adapter. Optimized for stargazing with friends or in an educational setting, astronomy enthusiasts can connect the camera to a TV with the provided AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Video Cable and display the night sky on a TV monitor using the camera’s Live View mode. Moreover, the EOS 60Da’s Live View mode is equipped with a Silent Shooting feature that eliminates shutter-induced vibration for maximum camera stability when the camera is mounted to a telescope or super-telephoto EF lens.
Enhanced noise reduction on the EOS 60Da sensor offers photographers the ability to experiment with the wide array of ISO settings and increased ISO speeds up to 6400 expandable to 12800. Other features include an intelligent nine-point autofocus system, full manual controls, and RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG image recording capabilities.