> BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE ASTRONOMY CALENDAR FOR 2016
You can find my last DSLR Astrophotography article in Bulgarian at page 76. I am sharing my last findings for this publication, Specially written for the Institute of Astronomy. My research was made during the last year in searching of should I need to upgrade my camera and witch one would be the best for me. After writing the article I do upgrade with Pentax k-5 – the best camera from Pentax. It was a great improvement.
Even the new K-3 has lower http://www.dxomark.com/ score and thus I do not believe that the higher number of Mpix will show much improvement as most of the current lenses are best around 12 Mpix resolution.
Article could be found at: http://nao-rozhen.org/astrocalendar/2016/Astronomical_calendar_2016.pdf
You no more need large sensors and heavy equipment to do good general photos. The recent development of image sensors put silicon chip capabilities to it's limit by
Knowing what you are looking for is more then half way to achieving it. Breakthrough Listen is a SETI kind of project that listen for artificial signals from 1700 nearby stars up to 160 light years.
Some shots from Sofia. A very bright sky place. Zenith sky brightness info (2015): SQM 19.13 mag./arc sec2 Brightness 2.41 mcd/m2, Artif. bright. 2230 μcd/m2, Bortle class 6.
It is very important how you manage your data. So much shots, so much frames. They are full of hidden data that could be revealed later. The far we look the more we see. Each feint dot could be a galaxy far far way.
Nowadays we are so into the globalization and technologies, that I can submit observation plan to a remote, professional observatory at the other part of the word!