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How to choose a camera for astroimaging

Off-the-shelf digital cameras can deliver splendid shots of the night sky.

It probably goes without saying, but you can’t photograph the sky without a camera. Fortunately, there are plenty of digital single-lens reflex cameras on the market that will capture beautiful nightscapes (and let you take daytime snapshots as well). With more than 30 years of experience shooting the night sky, author Michael A. Covington walks you through the basics of picking a camera to capture the cosmic tapestry....

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