> 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
This is a comparison of my not modified Pentax k5 DSLR and the same, but modified one without IR-cut filter.
Astrotracer is a great way to take advantage of the Pentax DSLR camera in-body shake reduction mechanism. It is available since Pentax k5 and track celestial bodies by moving the sensor. Here is what is it ablout:
Staying at my home inspires me to make some documentation of my experience. I got a dedicated drive for my astrophotos and start reorganize them by objects. Here is an article of the most recent process I use on my photos. Enjoy: )
For a few months from now Betelgeuse (Alpha Orion) dim so much, that it looks as bright as the stars in the Orion belt. This is not so disturbing and does not mean that cataclysmic events are happening with it.
For my last trip to the Rodopa mountain I decided to cross the limits and to target an object that is hard to believe that a non-professional equipment could catch.