Source: Sky & Telescope (July 2012)
CANON’S RETURN Canon has announced the successor to its long-discontinued 20Da, a DSLR optimized specifi cally for astrophotography. The new Canon EOS 60Da ($1,499) features an 18-megapixel APS-C detector with roughly 4-micron-square pixels and an improved infraredblocking
fi lter that transmits up to three times more hydrogen-alpha light than other Canon DSLR cameras. This modifi cation enables users to record the reddish hydrogen-alpha nebulosity prevalent in the night sky.
The camera incorporates enhanced noise reduction and increased ISO speeds up to 6400, expandable to 12,800. Additional features include a 3-inch fl ip-out vari-angle LCD screen for easy viewing when attached to a telescope. The EOS 60Da’s Live View mode is equipped with Canon’s silent-shooting feature that eliminates shutter-induced vibration. Each purchase includes an AC adapter kit, rechargeable battery, and RA-E3 Remote Controller adapter.
Available through select dealers