Canon EOS DSLR cameras have been my personal choice for over 10 years. These quality-built cameras deliver incredible image quality, are very easy to use (including great menu systems) and can be relied upon to bring home the prized picture. The huge range of compatible lenses, flashes and other accessories makes Canon a top choice of photographers ranging from mothers and fathers (and kids) up to the highest-paid professionals in the business.
The Canon EOS 60Da camera packs a powerful 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C) that produces sharp and high-contrast images of astronomical objects, a major enhancement over the EOS 20Da model's 8.2-megapixel sensor. The improved infrared-blocking filter is a modification suited specifically toward astronomy enthusiasts to achieve a hydrogen-alpha light sensitivity that is approximately three times higher than that of a normal Canon DSLR camera. This produces a 20-percent higher transmittance of Hydrogen Alpha line, or H α wavelength, allowing astronomers to capture crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae.