Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images

Astrophotography with Affordable Equipment and Software

  • Greg Parker

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Greg Parker
    Pages 1-13
  3. Greg Parker
    Pages 19-37
  4. Greg Parker
    Pages 45-48
  5. Greg Parker
    Pages 49-56
  6. Greg Parker
    Pages 57-60
  7. Greg Parker
    Pages 61-67
  8. Greg Parker
    Pages 73-93
  9. Greg Parker
    Pages 95-138
  10. Greg Parker
    Pages 139-145
  11. Greg Parker
    Pages 147-151
  12. Greg Parker
    Pages 153-155
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 156-177

About this book


Amateur astronomers, using commercially available equipment, have taken some beautiful and awe-inspiring color photographs of deep-sky objects. But how?

Professor Greg Parker's astronomical photographs are widely known for their excellence, and a selection of them has recently been shown as a public exhibition in the UK. In Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images, he provides a detailed account of how spectacular deep-sky images can be taken by amateur astronomers using CCD cameras, and how they can subsequently be processed and enhanced in the "electronic darkroom" for maximum beauty and impact.

You don't even have to own a big telescope. A range of telescopes and equipment is considered in detail, from Greg's 11-inch SCT down to lower-cost instruments.

Quite simply, this is a "how to do it" book for people who want to make stunning astronomical pictures.


CCD CCD Astrophotography CCD camera Deep-Sky Imaging astronomy books instruments making astroimages using the Hyperstar camera

Authors and affiliations

  • Greg Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics & Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonHighfieldSO17 1BJ UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71352-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71353-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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