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Best Astrophotography Cameras

24 Aug 2019, 13:15 UTC
Best Astrophotography Cameras
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Choosing a camera for astrophotography is a big decision that takes lots of thought and decisions made. What is your budget? What telescope would you be mating the camera to? These are some of the questions you will have to ask yourself before finding the perfect camera. This segment will help provide guidance for making a decision on which best astrophotography camera should you buy.

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