Best DSLR or ILC for Night Sky Imaging?

Started Nov 8, 2017 | Questions thread
swimswithtrout Veteran Member • Posts: 3,270
Re: If you want the best, a dedicated cooled CCD cameras are far better than all the DSLRs and ILCs

JimH123 wrote:

I have used many cameras for night sky imaging, but once I got a dedicated CCD camera, my opinions have changed. They are available in color or mono (I have both) and with the cooling, noise is greatly controled.

As an example using a mono Atik 460ex, here is one example of m27, the Dumbbell Nebula. This consists of 10 images stacked of 40 sec each taken with an Explore Scientific 102ed, a 4" objective with a focal length of 714mm. A camera like this far exceeds what any DSLR can do.

I totally agree !!!

But the OP and most everyone else here can't accept that fact. Unfortunately, 99.9 % of the users here think that "Astrophotography" is just a WA shot of the MW with a noisy foreground.

With the prices of all of the new CMOS based, cooled sensors, in 4/3 / APS-c format dropping down to less than the price of a FF camera. the day of the dSLR for AP is over.

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