DSLR for Astrophotography

A DSLR now serves as my dedicated camera for astrophotography, which may be used with typical camera lenses for wide-field shots of celestial objects, or may be mounted onto a telescope for closeup shots of galaxies and nebulas. Read more.

Canon 450D with 18-55 mm zoom lens

Full Moon March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 full moon taken with a 4-in f/9 refractor and a Canon 450D DSLR, ISO 800, 1/2500 sec exposure. Photo credit: Anthony Urbano

The moon presents a wealth of details visible even with the modest of equipment. The features visible in this photo typically represents the details that may be resolved even with small-aperture telescopes.  More lunar images here.