Astrophotography for the Amateur / Edition 2

Astrophotography for the Amateur / Edition 2

by Michael A. Covington
     
 

This much expanded and fully updated edition 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. It has been completely revised to include new chapters on computer image processing and CCD imaging, choosing cameras and telescopes, and the latest… See more details below

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This much expanded and fully updated edition 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. It has been completely revised to include new chapters on computer image processing and CCD imaging, choosing cameras and telescopes, and the latest films, and hundreds of new photographs (in color and black and white).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521627405
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
346
Sales rank:
1,254,833
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Notes to the reader
Symbols used in formulae
ISimple Techniques1
1Welcome to astrophotography3
2Photographing stars without a telescope8
3Comets, meteors, aurorae, and space dust21
4The moon35
5Eclipses46
IIAdvanced Techniques67
6Coupling cameras to telescopes69
7The solar system93
8Deep-sky photography113
IIIPhotographic Technology149
9Cameras, lenses, and telescopes151
10Film174
11Developing, printing, and photographic enhancement195
IVDigital Imaging213
12Computer image enhancement215
13CCD imaging241
App. AExposure tables259
App. BMathematical analysis of polar-axis misalignment276
App. CPlans for an electronic drive corrector283
App. DFilm data290
App. EPhotographic filters307
App. FOrganizations and resources311
Bibliography318
Index325

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