Best DSLR or ILC for Night Sky Imaging?

Started Nov 8, 2017 | Questions thread
rnclark Senior Member • Posts: 3,755
Re: Best DSLR or ILC for Night Sky Imaging?

Warkari wrote:

Why is nobody mentioning the Nikon D810A, which I thought was specifically designed for astrophotography and supposedly "records the red tones of H-alpha emission nebulae with 4 times more sensitivity to the 656nm wavelength compared to a standard DSLR"?

Great camera. But the answer here is one can make great nightscapes with any camera. If you want a specific astro mod for H-alpha fine, but some want more natural color. And any camera that can be modified can do equally well.

Most stock digital cameras have reasonable H-alpha response. The main problem is usually post processing that kills the reds. This is very common, even among experienced astrophotographers.


Here, for example, see this guy's work with a Nikon D800e and sigma art 50 mm f/1.4:

Plenty of H-alpha and stunning images.  The lens is the key.  Second is post processing that doesn't kill a signal you want.  Third is good dark clear site away from light pollution.  Fourth might be the camera.


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