April 2012

Canon adds a dedicated astrophotography camera to its range: the 60Da

Is there anything Canon won’t do to make us dream of spending countless amounts of cash on their products? Apparently not. A new camera body dedicated to taking photos of stars and other celestial bodies is now upon us.

According to one of the reviews: “The 60Da is a close cousin to the Canon EOS 60D, a higher-end 18-megapixel model geared for enthusiasts. But the 60Da has one big difference: its infrared filter has been modified so it doesn’t screen out so much “hydrogen-alpha” light, a deep-red 656.28-nanometer wavelength of light produced by excited hydrogen atoms.”

More info here, here and here. Or go straight to the checkout counter like the rest of us here.