A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy / Edition 1by Patrick Martinez, Alain Klotz
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 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.
Table of ContentsForeword; 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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