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CCD Astrophotography: High Quality Imaging from the Suburbs

  • Adam M. Stuart

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

About this book

Introduction

This is a reference book for amateur astronomers who have become interested in CCD imaging.

Those glorious astronomical images found in astronomy magazines might seem out of reach to newcomers to CCD imaging, but this is not the case. Great pictures are attainable with modest equipment. Adam Stuart’s many beautiful images, reproduced in this book, attest to the quality of – initially – a beginner’s efforts.

Chilled-chip astronomical CCD-cameras and software are also wonderful tools for cutting through seemingly impenetrable light-pollution. CCD Astrophotography from the Suburbs describes one man’s successful approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under some of the most light-polluted conditions.

Here is a complete and thoroughly tested program that will help every CCD-beginner to work towards digital imaging of the highest quality. It is equally useful to astronomers who have perfect observing conditions, as to those who have to observe from light-polluted city skies.

Keywords

Astro Images Astrometry Astronomy Books Astrophotography CCD Imaging

Authors and affiliations

  • Adam M. Stuart
    • 1
  1. 1.Physician Offices of Florida CityFlorida City

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-33138-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-26241-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-33138-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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