Digital SLR Astrophotography
Digital SLR Astrophotography

Digital SLR Astrophotography

by Michael A. Covington

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316639931
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 127,208
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael A. Covington is one of America's leading amateur astronomers and the author of the highly acclaimed Astrophotography for the Amateur (Cambridge, second edition, 1999). He was a professor of computational linguistics and artificial intelligence at the University of Georgia. Now retired from academia, he runs a consulting business in Athens, Georgia, from where he continues to take pictures of the stars.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. DSLRs for Astrophotography: 1. Welcome to DSLR astrophotography; 2. Digital image technology; 3. DSLR operation; 4. Five simple projects; Part II. Equipment and Techniques: 5. Deep-sky image acquisition; 6. Coupling cameras to telescopes; 7. Camera lenses; 8. Tracking the stars; 9. Precision tracking and guiding; 10. Power and camera control in the field; Part III. Image Processing: 11. Deep-sky image processing; 12. Workflow with specific software; 13. More image processing techniques; 14. Sun, moon, eclipses, and planets; Part IV. Advanced Topics: 15. Sensor performance; 16. Testing sensors; 17. Spectral response and filter modification; 18. Tools for astronomical research; Part V. Appendices; A. Digital processing of film images; B. Exposure tables; Index.

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LightMaster More than 1 year ago
Great for those starting out with DSLR astrophotography. Excellent follow-on to Covington's Astrophotography for the Amateur. Great reference for the rest of us. If you are new to photography, learn about it first, then get in to astrophotography and these two books. Two thumbs up!!