For nature photographers, there’s a lot to like about the Nikon D5000, including high-definition video capability and a 2.7-inch swing-out Live View LCD that can be tilted for framing low- and high-angle shots. The 12.3-megapixel camera uses the same sensor and 11-point autofocus system as the more advanced D90.
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Capturing an accurate (and beautiful) view of the heavens is the goal of the astro-photographer, 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.