Astrophotography for the Amateur

Astrophotography for the Amateur

by Michael A. Covington
     
 

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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…  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).

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521409841
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/17/1991
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.51(d)

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