Scientific Astrophotography

How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-5172-3 (Print) 978-1-4614-5173-0 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx

  2. An Introduction to Scientific Astrophotography

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 1-6

      An Introduction to Scientific Astrophotography

  3. Astronomical Imaging System (AIS) Components, Characteristics, and Performance Factors

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-19

      The “Perfect AIS”

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      Pages 21-30

      The Astrograph: The Imaging Telescope

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      Pages 31-53

      CCD Chip Performance, CCD Camera Basics, and Image Scaling Factors

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      Pages 55-76

      Telescope Mount Factors

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      Pages 77-102

      Imaging Filters and Auxiliary Optical/Mechanical/Electrical Components

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      Pages 103-118

      Astrograph and CCD Camera Combinations

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      Pages 119-132

      Environmental and External Factors

  4. Astronomical Imaging System (AIS) Integration and Operation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133

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      Pages 135-149

      The Practical AIS: The Sum Is Greater Than the Parts

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      Pages 151-168

      Planning and Executing the AIS Data Acquisition Process

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      Pages 169-194

      Image Acquisition and Calibration

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      Pages 195-230

      Field Practical Exercises: Putting It All into Practice

  5. Scientific Image Data Analysis and Advanced Amateur Scientific Projects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231

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      Pages 233-244

      Scientific Image Data Uses and Innovations in AIS Components and Systems

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      Pages 245-284

      An Introduction to Scientific Image Data Analysis

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      Pages 285-295

      Your Scientific Imaging Program and How to Submit Your Data to Scientific Organizations

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      Pages 297-302

      Amateur Astronomer Access to Professional-Level Observatories

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 303-333