From the November 2010 issue

How to choose a camera for astroimaging

Off-the-shelf digital cameras can deliver splendid shots of the night sky.
By | Published: November 19, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
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….