A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy / Edition 1

A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy / Edition 1

by Patrick Martinez, Alain Klotz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599504

ISBN-13: 9780521599504

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

High-performance CCD cameras have opened up an exciting new window on the Universe for amateur astronomers. This book provides a complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras. We are shown how a CCD camera works, what determines its performance, what software is available for visualising, analysing and processing the images we obtain, and what areas

Overview

High-performance CCD cameras have opened up an exciting new window on the Universe for amateur astronomers. This book provides a complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras. We are shown how a CCD camera works, what determines its performance, what software is available for visualising, analysing and processing the images we obtain, and what areas of astronomy to use it to best effect.This handy volume is packed with practical tips. It provides a clear introduction to CCD astronomy for novices and an indispensable reference for more experienced amateur astronomers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599504
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Practical Astronomy Handbooks Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. CCD equipment for astronomy; 2. CCD camera characteristics and performance; 3. Image production; 4. Display and image analysis functions; 5. Image processing functions; 6. CCD applications in astronomy; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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