Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images / Edition 1

Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images / Edition 1

by Springer London
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846285801

ISBN-13: 9781846285806

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Springer London

Digital electronic imaging devices allow the wonders of the universe to be seen in detail never before possible from an amateur astronomer’s backyard. This book clearly examines how to create the best astronomical images possible with a digital camera. It reveals the astonishing images that can be obtained with simple equipment, the right software, and

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Overview

Digital electronic imaging devices allow the wonders of the universe to be seen in detail never before possible from an amateur astronomer’s backyard. This book clearly examines how to create the best astronomical images possible with a digital camera. It reveals the astonishing images that can be obtained with simple equipment, the right software, and knowledge of how to use it. Completely jargon-free, the book describes how to extract results from the raw-and-dirty original imagery and then transform them into high-quality pictures suitable for framing, posting online, or sharing with friends and colleagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846285806
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

1. The myriad advantages of image processing (introduction)

2. Choosing a camera

3. Acquiring images (and choosing software)

4. Displaying images

5. Image reduction

Flat fields

Dark subtraction

Image transformations

Image stacking

Image mosaicing

Image scaling and histograms

Background gradients

6. Image enhancement

Image sharpening

Image unsharp masking

Image deconvolution

7. Handling colour images

Achieving colour balance

CMY or RGB?

Other problems

8. Handling image sequences and webcams

Image acquisition

Image quality techniques

Automated image processing

9. What is best for…

Planets

Deep Sky

Widefield imaging

10. The pitfalls

11. Postscript

Notes on image contributors

Appendices

Software

Hardware + Software Suppliers

References

Further reading

Index

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