Canon has unveiled the new 60Da, an APS-C CMOS 18MP camera. It is a varient of the 69D, only it has been modified for astrophotography, and thanks to a modified low pass filter it can capture nebulae in amazing details. Most cameras have IR filters which limit red light to avoid colour casts, but the 60Da is sensitrive to hydrogen-alpha (Há, also known as red!!

The ionization of hydrogen causes diffuse red light from nebulae, and Canon claims the 60Da can capture this phenomenon in action.

The specs include:

APS-C CMOS 18MP Sensor

1,040k screen resolution

3 in articulating LCD screen

ISO 100-6,400 extendable up to 12,800

DIGIC 4 processor

Modified low pass filter

It can be mounted on a telescope, and uses super-telephoto EF lenses.

This camera is expected to hit the UK shops in June, at a price of £1,174.99.