Deep-Sky Video Astronomy / Edition 1

Deep-Sky Video Astronomy / Edition 1

by Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387876111

ISBN-13: 9780387876115

Pub. Date: 03/28/2009

Publisher: Springer New York

Deep-Sky Video Astronomy is a concise guide to using modern integrating video cameras for deep-sky viewing and imaging with the kinds of modest telescopes available commercially to amateur astronomers. It includes an introduction and a brief history of the technology, camera types, etc. The authors then examine the pros and cons of this unrefrigerated yet highly

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Deep-Sky Video Astronomy is a concise guide to using modern integrating video cameras for deep-sky viewing and imaging with the kinds of modest telescopes available commercially to amateur astronomers. It includes an introduction and a brief history of the technology, camera types, etc. The authors then examine the pros and cons of this unrefrigerated yet highly efficient technology, which is already beginning to compete with expensive astronomical cooled-chip CCD cameras in quality and ease of use.

There is a thorough examination of accessories used to achieve particular results. Examples are focal reducers, Barlow lenses, and optical filters. However, the focus is mostly on the practical side of creating beautiful and detailed astronomical portraits using image-stacking software, enhancement tools like PhotoShop, and creating color images with a black-and-white camera.

Practical step-by-step examples supported by tried and trusted tips show how to achieve the best possible deep-sky video portrait!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387876115
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1: The New Video CCD Technology.- 2: Hardware and Accessories.- 3: Set-up and Use.- 4: Camera to Image.- 5: Making a Good Picture Better.- 6: Software Processing.- 7: Other Projects.

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