Astrophotography For The Amateur

Author: Michael A. Covington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521627400
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With this extraordinary handbook, you, too, can frame the stars and have them hanging on your livingroom walls. Astrophotography for the Amateur provides a complete guide to taking pictures of stars, galaxies, the Moon, the Sun, comets, meteors and eclipses, using equipment and materials readily available to the hobbyist. Based on suggestions from readers of the first edition, the new edition has been completely updated and expanded to include new chapters on computer image processing and CCD imaging; expanded advice on choosing cameras and telescopes; completely updated information about films; a much larger bibliography; and hundreds of new photographs (in color and black and white) demonstrating the latest equipment and techniques. Astrophotography for the Amateur has become the standard handbook for all amateur astronomers. This new edition provides an ideal introduction for beginners and a complete handbook for advanced amateurs. It will also appeal to photography enthusiasts who will discover how to take spectacular images with only modest equipment. Michael A. Covington received his Ph.D. at Yale University. He is the author of several books, including Syntactic Theory in the High Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1984). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is the Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Center at the University of Georgia.

Digital Slr Astrophotography Practical Amateur Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Covington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521700817
Size: 31.51 MB
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In the last few years, digital SLR cameras have taken the astrophotography world by storm. It is now easier to photograph the stars than ever before! They are compact and portable, flexible to adapt with different lenses and for telescope use, and above all DSLR cameras are easy and enjoyable to use. In this concise guide, experienced astrophotography expert Michael Covington outlines the simple, enduring basics that will enable you to get started, and help you get the most from your equipment. He covers a wide selection of equipment, simple and advanced projects, technical considerations and image processing techniques. Unlike other astrophotography books, this one focuses specifically on DSLR cameras, not astronomical CCDs, non-DSLR digital cameras, or film. This guide is ideal for astrophotographers who wish to develop their skills using DSLR cameras and as a friendly introduction to amateur astronomers or photographers curious about photographing the night sky.

The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets A Monthly Guide For Ccd Imaging With Amateur Telescopes The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Author: Ruben Kier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1441906029
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Any amateur astronomer who is interested in astrophotography, particularly if just getting started, needs to know what objects are best for imaging in each month of the year. These are not necessarily the same objects that are the most spectacular or intriguing visually. The camera reveals different things and has different requirements. What objects in the sky tonight are large enough, bright enough, and high enough to be photographed? This book reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. Helpful hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters are included. Each deep sky object is explained in beautiful detail, so that observers will gain a richer understanding of these astronomical objects.

This is not a book that dwells on the technology of CCD, Webcam, wet, or other types of astrophotography. Neither is it a book about in-depth computer processing of the images (although this topic is included). Detailed discussions of these topics can be found in other publications. This book focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results.


Scientific Astrophotography How Amateurs Can Generate And Use Professional Imaging Data The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Author: Gerald Hubbell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1461451728
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As ‘distributed’ astronomical projects multiply, this text on how to produce professional-quality space imaging will be welcome to many amateurs equipped with today’s powerful telescopy. It offers a thorough grounding in the scientific principles and methods.


Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Author: Gerald North
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521574072
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Written by an accomplished amateur astronomer and available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. Beginning with an explanation of the fundamental principles of practical astronomy, author North provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware (including how to select equipment and diagnose faulty telescopes). This knowledge is then applied to the full range of celestial bodies accessible by telescope: the solar system, stars and galaxies. For those amateur astronomers who are bored with making simple observations, chapters on photometry, spectroscopy and radio astronomy bring observational astronomy to a level where data of real scientific value can be acquired. This book is a must for any amateur astronomer wanting a new way to look at the sky.

Budget Astrophotography Imaging With Your Dslr Or Webcam The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Author: Timothy J. Jensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493917722
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Here are clear explanations of how to make superb astronomical deep-sky images using only a DSLR or webcam and an astronomical telescope – no expensive dedicated CCD cameras needed!

The book is written for amateur astronomers interested in budget astrophotography – the deep sky, not just the Moon and planets – and for those who want to improve their imaging skills using DSLR and webcams. It is even possible to use existing (non-specialist astronomical) equipment for scientific applications such as high resolution planetary and lunar photography, astrometry, photometry, and spectroscopy.

The introduction of the CCD revolutionized astrophotography. The availability of this technology to the amateur astronomy community has allowed advanced science and imaging techniques to become available to almost anyone willing to take the time to learn a few, simple techniques. Specialized cooled-chip CCD imagers are capable of superb results in the right hands – but they are all very expensive. If budget is important, the reader is advised on using a standard camera instead.

Jensen provides techniques useful in acquiring beautiful high-quality images and high level scientific data in one accessible and easy-to-read book. It introduces techniques that will allow the reader to use more economical DSLR cameras – that are of course also used for day-to-day photography – to produce images and data of high quality, without a large cash investment.

From Casual Stargazer To Amateur Astronomer How To Advance To The Next Level The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Author: Dave Eagle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 146148765X
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This guide is for budding stargazers who want to develop observing skills beyond mere sightseeing and learn some of the techniques used to carry out enjoyable and scientifically useful observations. Includes useful exercises to help develop observing skills.

High Resolution Astrophotography Practical Astronomy Handbooks

Author: Jean Dragesco
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521415888
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Many astronomers are unaware of how to obtain the best results from their telescopes. For those interested in photographing the Sun, Moon and planets, this volume provides the complete reference. This guide is packed with practical tips on how to obtain the highest resolution and provides a wealth of stunning images by the world's best amateurs, showing just what can be achieved. Individual chapters describe the various types of telescopes, the most suitable equipment to photograph a given subject, and recommend films and techniques in developing and printing. Also given are short biographies of key high resolution astrophotographers, both past and present, and an extensive bibliography of further reading. This guide provides both a wealth of sound, practical techniques and a unique portfolio of Solar System images--an inspiring handbook for any amateur astronomer.

Digital Astrophotography The State Of The Art The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

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Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1852337346
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Provides novice to accomplished amateur astronomers with a firm grounding in the basics and successful use of digital astrophotography.

Provides examples of the best images, and gives readers hints and tips about how to get the best out of this extraordinary technology.

Experts in CCD astronomy from North America and Europe have contributed to this book, illustrating their help and advice with many beautiful colour images – the book is in full color throughout.

Techniques range from using simple webcams to highly technical aspects such as supernovae patrolling.

Computer processing, stacking and image-enhancement are detailed, along with many hints and tips from the experts.


Astrophotography For The Amateur

Author: Michael A. Covington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627405
Size: 57.14 MB
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This major revision of the best-selling handbook Astrophotography for the Amateur provides a complete guide to taking pictures of stars, galaxies, the Moon, the Sun, comets, meteors and eclipses, using equipment and materials readily ...

Digital Slr Astrophotography

Author: Michael A. Covington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467360
Size: 18.31 MB
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This guide is ideal for astrophotographers who wish to develop their skills using DSLR cameras and as a friendly introduction to amateur astronomers or photographers curious about photographing the night sky.

How To Use A Computerized Telescope

Author: Michael A. Covington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521007900
Size: 44.47 MB
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The first handbook that describes how to start observing the sky with a computerized telescope.

The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets

Author: Ruben Kier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441906038
Size: 61.55 MB
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These are not necessarily the same objects that are the most spectacular or intriguing visually. The camera reveals different things and has different requirements.

Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Author: Gerald North
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521574303
Size: 51.76 MB
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This book, first published in 1997, is for amateur astronomers and telescope users who want to move beyond elementary stargazing to more challenging projects.

Astrophotography

Author: Thierry Legault
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 149201561X
Size: 69.98 MB
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Today's photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by even the largest observatories-and this book will teach you how.

Budget Astrophotography

Author: Timothy J. Jensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493917730
Size: 23.97 MB
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Here are clear explanations of how to make superb astronomical deep-sky images using only a DSLR or webcam and an astronomical telescope – no expensive dedicated CCD cameras needed!

Scientific Astrophotography

Author: Gerald Hubbell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461451736
Size: 60.71 MB
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This books is not about making beautiful astronomical images; it is about recording astronomical images that are scientifically rigorous and from which accurate data can be extracted.

The Art Of Astrophotography

Author: Ian Morison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316982815
Size: 38.87 MB
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He achieves this through a series of worked examples and short project walk-throughs, detailing the equipment needed – starting with just a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera and tripod, and increasing in complexity as the book ...