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Astrophotography for the Amateur / Edition 2
     

Astrophotography for the Amateur / Edition 2

by Michael A. Covington
 

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ISBN-10: 0521627400

ISBN-13: 9780521627405

Pub. Date: 04/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 available to the hobbyist. This new edition has been completely updated and expanded to include new chapters on computer image

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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 available to the hobbyist. This 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; updated information about new films; and hundreds of new photographs (in colour and black and white) demonstrating the latest equipment and techniques. Astrophotography for the Amateur is the standard handbook for all amateur astronomers. It will also appeal to photography enthusiasts who can discover how to take spectacular images with only modest equipment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521627405
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
491,439
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Simple Techniques: 1. Welcome to astrophotography; 2. Photographing stars without a telescope; 3. Comets, meteors, aurorae, and space dust; 4. The moon; 5. Eclipses; Part II. Advanced Techniques: 6. Coupling cameras to telescopes; 7. The solar system; 8. Deep-sky photography; Part III. Photographic Technology: 9. Cameras, lenses, and telescopes; 10. Film; 11. Developing, printing, and photographic enhancement; Part IV. Digital Imaging: 12. Computer image enhancement; 13. CCD imaging; Appendices.

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