Scientific Astrophotography

How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data

  • Gerald R. Hubbell

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Astronomical Imaging System (AIS) Components, Characteristics, and Performance Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
  3. Astronomical Imaging System (AIS) Components, Characteristics, and Performance Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gerald R. Hubbell
      Pages 9-19
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    4. Gerald R. Hubbell
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    5. Gerald R. Hubbell
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  4. Astronomical Imaging System (AIS) Integration and Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Gerald R. Hubbell
      Pages 169-194
  5. Scientific Image Data Analysis and Advanced Amateur Scientific Projects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-333

About this book


Scientific Astrophotography is a work for those amateur astronomers looking for new challenges, once they have mastered visual observing and the basic imaging of various astronomical objects. It is a wonderful reference for scientifically-inclined observers who want to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography with a firm emphasis on the discipline of scientific imaging.

This book is a wealth of information and a distillation of ideas presented by a diverse set of sources and based on the most recent techniques, equipment, and data available. It also includes numerous exercises for the reader, to maximize the success and minimize the frustration inherent in the pursuit of this specific craft. Scientific Astrophotography is perfect for any amateur astronomer who wants to go beyond just the process of making beautiful images and actually contribute to the science of astronomy!

"...Gerald Hubbell's new book, Scientific Astrophotography, is the perfect companion for anyone dipping their toe into the digital imaging realm for the first time. The author answers all the questions people have when starting out, such as how do I get the most bang for my buck, and how do I select the right CCD for my telescope?"
- Mike Simonsen, American Association of Variable Star Observers


Astronomical imaging explained Basic CCD astrometry Basic CCD photometry Basic astronomical imaging CCD Camera basics CCD Imaging tutorial Performing astrometry Practical astrophotography Scientific astronomical imaging astronomical image processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerald R. Hubbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Locust GroveUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5172-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5173-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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