Astrophotography for the Amateur / Edition 2

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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).
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"...highly recommend[ed]... to novice astrophotographers, but it is also an excellent reference for more advanced individuals....This work would also serve well in the field, as a quick reference to many of the formulas and techniques contained within." Sky & Telescope

"I enjoyed this book the first time I picked it up...I still find it a prime source for everything having to do with photographing the heavens." Paul R. Castle, Reflector

"I enjoyed this book the first time I picked it up...I still find it a prime source for everything having to do with photographing the heavens." Paul R. Castle, Reflector

"After reading this book, many will find it hard to resist the fascinating pursuit of astrophotography, which sometimes yields results that are of interest to professional photographers. This is the finest treatment of the subject at this level available in book form and is perfect for its intended audience." Science Books and Films

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521627405
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2013
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 1,188,230
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes to the reader
Symbols used in formulae
I Simple Techniques 1
1 Welcome to astrophotography 3
2 Photographing stars without a telescope 8
3 Comets, meteors, aurorae, and space dust 21
4 The moon 35
5 Eclipses 46
II Advanced Techniques 67
6 Coupling cameras to telescopes 69
7 The solar system 93
8 Deep-sky photography 113
III Photographic Technology 149
9 Cameras, lenses, and telescopes 151
10 Film 174
11 Developing, printing, and photographic enhancement 195
IV Digital Imaging 213
12 Computer image enhancement 215
13 CCD imaging 241
App. A Exposure tables 259
App. B Mathematical analysis of polar-axis misalignment 276
App. C Plans for an electronic drive corrector 283
App. D Film data 290
App. E Photographic filters 307
App. F Organizations and resources 311
Bibliography 318
Index 325
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