Tag Archives: astrophotography

Astro-landscape time lapse photography

Astro-landscape time lapse photography by Jason Chu (Facebook | 500px | Instagram) Greetings [NR] readers, my name is Jason Chu (otherwise known as “theinfinitypoint” on Disqus) and I’ve been a reader of Nikon Rumors for a very long time. Today I want to share with everyone some of the work I’ve created with my Nikon cameras, specifically my astro-landscape […]

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Light pollution clip-on filter for full frame Nikon DSLR cameras

The Hong Kong based company Cyclops Optics is selling light pollution filters for Nikon full frame cameras. The filter can be “clipped-on” on top of the sensor in order to block light pollution for astrophotography. Update #1: This clip filter was made by STC and not by Cyclops Optics. Cyclops Optics is one of the resellers […]

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Primaluce Lab makes a special Nikon D5500a cooled camera for astrophotography

The Italian company PrimaLuceLab is specializing in astronomy and astrophotography. They just launched a cooled version of the D5500 DSLR camera and they call it simply “D5500a Cooled”. Here are the improvements for astrophotography over the base D5500 model: cooling system that cools down the sensor temperature up to -27°C in respect of ambient temperature and stabilize the […]

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Nikon launched a new astrophotography website

Nikon launched a new website called “Step into the world of astrophotography, with a Nikon camera”. Some of the discussed topics are: Step into the world of astrophotography with Nikon Recommended NIKKOR lenses Astrophotography: a primer An array of stars awaits your challenge Advanced steps: with an astronomical telescope Message for beginners, from an astrophotographer In addition […]

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The Nikon D810a camera for astrophotography will start shipping on May 28th

Nikon Japan announced the shipping date for the D810a DSLR designed for astrophotography: May 28th,2015. The camera was announced on February 6th and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Jessops and WEX. Additional information on the D810a can be found here. You can also read Nikon’s article “Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography”.

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Nikon D810a camera specifications

I found a text only cached version of the Nikon D810a article I reported earlier today: 36.3 MP sensor Improved IR filter 4 times more sensitive to H-alpha (Hydrogen alpha, 656.3 nm) New shutter speed improved to 900 seconds (15 minutes) Max ISO: 51,000 Price: €3,699 (around $4,200 – US price will most likely be lower) Full […]

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