Pentax K-1: The Perfect Astro Camera?

The Pentax K-1 is the first full-frame Pentax DSLR.Capturing an accurate (and beautiful) view of the heavens is the goal of the astrophotographer, but for the shooter looking to capture the majesty of the Milky Way without star trails, it’s often necessary to turn to expensive pieces of hardware called star trackers. Thanks to the new Pentax K-1, star trackers, at least for some astrophotographers, may become a thing of the past. Star trackers are automated camera mounts that precisely automate the process of panning a camera slowly in tandem with the rotation of the earth, creating tack-sharp images of the night sky. Often heavy, expensive and cumbersome, star trackers are nonetheless essential to creating a photo of the night sky without blurred star trails. The new Pentax K-1, the company’s first full-frame digital camera, includes an ingenious system that will eliminate the need to carry extra hardware in order to capture a perfect image of the heavens. Following in the footsteps..