Do you like cameras and photography? Or just staring at the night sky? Or do you just want to look at some stunningly gorgeous photos of outer space for a few seconds? If you fall into any of those three categories, this article is sure to please.
That's because Nikon has just released some sample images shot with its new DSLR camera designed specifically for taking photos of the night sky. It's called the Nikon D810A, and it's an updated version of the D810. The "A" stands for astrophotography.
You might be asking yourself "why do I need a special camera for taking photographs of stars? My regular camera is doing a great job!" While I have no doubt that you're snapping some very beautiful shots of the night sky, this camera can do something yours can't.
The camera's sensor comes with an optical filter that is four times as sensitive to the hydrogen-alpha (H-alpha) wavelength of light. H-alpha light is near infrared, and is emitted by nebulas and galaxies. The maximum exposure time is also much longer. You can set your D810A to a 15 minute shutter speed to capture faint stars and get that really cool star trail effect.