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Which Astrophotography Camera Should You Buy? [Star Stuff Video]

Choosing a camera for astrophotography can be hard…and expensive.

I get asked a lot about cameras for astrophotography, so here’s an overview of the main differences between them. It’s not long enough for a full explanation but should help you start the research for the camera you need. I know I say I prefer CCD, but CMOS cameras like the ZWO1600 are catching up for deep space so keep your eye on them.

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Dylan O'Donnell

Dylan O’Donnell is an Australian web developer, Director of DNA Digital and zen10 Australia and public science communicator. He has a Masters of Information Technology and his astrophotography been featured by NASA and ESA among others. He is also a member of Team Celestron where he also contributes. To date, two of his images have been selected for NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD).

See more of Dylan’s work on his website.


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