Deep-Sky Video Astronomy

  • Authors
  • Steve Quirk
  • Steve Massey

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 1-15
  3. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 17-30
  4. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 31-45
  5. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 47-70
  6. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 71-81
  7. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 83-132
  8. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 133-148
  9. Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
    Pages 149-172
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-185

About this book


Need a concise guide to using modern video cameras for deep-sky viewing and imaging with the kinds of modest telescopes available commercially to amateur astronomers? Here it is. In this book you are given the basics of this highly efficient technology, which is already beginning to compete with astronomical cooled-chip CCD cameras in quality and ease of use.

Much of the book focuses on the practical side of creating beautiful and detailed astronomical portraits using image-stacking software and picture enhancement tools. There are sections on how to create color images using a black-and-white camera. There are also reviews of accessories, including focal reducers, Barlow lenses, and optical filters, that can be used to achieve a particular result. Finally, step-by-step examples will show you how to achieve your own kind of magic – amazing deep-sky video portraits!

So turn your passion for the beauty of the night sky into a hobby that can show off your skills to their greatest advantage. You’ll never look at the stars the same way again!


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