A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy

A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy

by Patrick Martinez, Alain Klotz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521590639

ISBN-13: 9780521590631

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

High-performance charged-couple device (CCD) cameras have opened up an exciting new window on the Universe for amateur astronomers. This book provides a complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras. Beginning with a no-nonsense introduction to CCD cameras, the authors explain what determines camera performance and demonstrate how to use a CCD

Overview

High-performance charged-couple device (CCD) cameras have opened up an exciting new window on the Universe for amateur astronomers. This book provides a complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras. Beginning with a no-nonsense introduction to CCD cameras, the authors explain what determines camera performance and demonstrate how to use a CCD camera and accurately calibrate the images obtained. The book also presents a clear review of the software available for visualizing, analyzing and processing digital images. Finally, the authors navigate a series of key areas in astronomy where astronomers can make the best use of CCD cameras. This handy volume is packed with practical tips. It provides a clear introduction to CCD astronomy for novices and an indispensable reference for more experienced amateur astronomers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521590631
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
Practical Astronomy Handbooks Series, #8
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. CCD equipment for astronomy; 2. CCD camera characteristics and performance; 3. Image production; 4. Display and image analysis functions; 5. Image processing functions; 6. CCD applications in astronomy; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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