The first photograph of an astronomical object (the Moon) was taken in 1840, but it was not until the late 19th century that advances in technology allowed for detailed stellar photography.
You do not need your own telescope, or digital camera to take beautiful astronomical photographs. The section Acquiring Images takes you step by step how to acquire images via free, or low cost remote telescopes.
This book is aimed at those with little or no prior knowledge of astrophotography. You may be one of the many who have found the subject too complex or have achieved disappointing results.
This book's step by step tutorial style will allow anyone to acquire, process, and display astronomical images of a very high quality.
Where possible jargon is dispensed with, and replaced with understandable language and procedures.