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2006-Apr-10, 04:36 AM
I wanna get into astrophotography, and I'm looking to buy the cheapest possible DSLR with astro-imaging capabilities. Any suggestions??? Links would be helpful too. I really don't want to buy those "Intro to astrophotography" books, so please post as many links as you know.
Thanks for the help.

2006-Apr-10, 10:49 AM
Here's an article regarding Meade's Deep-Sky Imager (seems to be reasonably prices and supposedly somewhat easy to use):


I own a Dobs so wouldn't be in the market for that sort of thing (more likely Celestron's Neximage).

2006-Apr-10, 06:23 PM
Thanks for the link, but I dont have a laptop, and I dont wanna pay $300 for the DSI + another $300 atleast for a laptop. I was thinking of getting a canon 300D. I could also use this for the regular stuff.

2006-Apr-11, 01:50 PM
the Canon 300D can produce super images ..here is a link to an "astrophotography cook book"...


2006-Apr-15, 09:48 AM
I think the Canon 300/350 is a very good choice. I use the latter, and it is a beautiful camera with very low noise if you don't go over ASA 800. My astroshots haven't been wholly convincing but neither have my shots on film - I think it is because I am not a very good astrophotographer (yet?).

You will have to spend money on it, but the older 300D (at 6.3 MPixels) should have become considerably cheaper since the launch of the 350D (at 8.0).

If you really want to spend money, Canon offers a EOS 20Da. A as in astrophotography. It removes the problem that most DSLRs are very insensitive to H alpha light because of their IR blocking filters. Some results I have seen are astonishing, but it will set you back by at least $ 1200.

Here (http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=193) is an introduction I found with a cursory search.