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Astronomy Equipment

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  1. Hey all, I am a noob here, but would like some info regarding the 'best' DSLR available within a restricted budget to obtain decent night sky photos too. So far I have played with a basic point & shoot Nikon P600, and have been reasonably happy with the resulting photos - but this camera is limited in the manual control over settings such as ISO, shutter speed & f-stops. I want total control - therefore a DSLR is the way to go. I have been looking at maybe the Nikon D3300, or possibly a D5500, but as mentioned the budget is tight! I will attach (or at least attempt to) some photos the P600 managed to get. I realise that obtaining such close-up images of planets using a DSLR would be a rather expensive exercise requiring a massive lens, but what I want the camera for at the moment is to take Milky Way photos, and general wide shots of the night sky. I will keep the P600 for the close-ups, as it seems to work ok. The final image I have uploaded is about as good a wide night sky photo that I have thus far managed with the P600 - but the settings as mentioned are limited - no bigger than 15 seconds exposure is possible so not enough light is getting into the lens to bring out lots of stars... Any advice on DSLR's & Milky Way photos much appreciated.