CANON has just revealed its new camera, specifically tweaked to suit astronomical photograph. Called Canon EOS 60Da, the camera features a modified infrared filter plus a low noise sensor.
Replacing the aging 8.2-megapixel EOS 20Da, the Canon EOS 60Da has an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and, with the right adapter, maintaining the normal ISO range of up to 6400, and also can be mounted to telescopes. Also packing an infrared filter that triples the transmission of light at the Hydrogen Alpha line wavelength, allowing for photographs of “red hydrogen emission” phenomena like the Horsehead and Rosette nebulae. The camera is also bundled with an AV cable for shooting on an external monitor in Live View mode.
Canon’s latest shooter also equipped with a modified infrared filter that was specially designed to bring out the red colors of nebulae as well as different photographic subjects whenever you point it into the far flung reaches of outer space.
According to Canon, make it “ideal for shooting astronomical phenomena such as diffuse nebulae.” That’s achieved by way of a “modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity.”
The Canon EOS 60Da will touch down this month, and will set you back for $1499.99, a $500 premium on the vanilla 60D. Stay tuned for more.