© 2006

How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 1-2
  3. Pages 3-11
  4. Pages 13-19
  5. Pages 21-29
  6. Pages 31-37
  7. Pages 39-42
  8. Pages 43-53
  9. Pages 63-94
  10. Pages 167-195
  11. Pages 197-206
  12. Pages 207-220
  13. Pages 221-229
  14. Pages 231-245
  15. Pages 247-251
  16. Pages 253-254
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 255-272

About this book


Using just a regular digital camera along with an amateur astronomical telescope, anyone can produce spectacular photographs of the Moon, as well as surprisingly good images of major planets.

Purpose-made astronomical CCD cameras are still very expensive, but technology has now progressed so that digital cameras – the kind you use for everyday photos – are more than capable of being used for astronomy. Tony Buick has written this illustrated step-by-step manual for anyone who has a telescope (of any size) and a digital camera. Look inside at the beautiful color images he has produced – you could do the same.

Much more than a manual of techniques and examples, this book also provides a concise photographic atlas of the whole of the nearside of the Moon – with every image made using a standard digital camera – describing important lunar features, including the sites of manned and robotic landings.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.OrpingtonUK

Bibliographic information


Buick, an experienced amateur astronomer, uses his own images... to illustrate a variety of equipment... [N]ovice imagers can rest assured that the images here are what the beginner can realistically expect to achieve... I enjoyed this book, and learned from it too.

                --Peter Grego, in Popular Astronomy, July-September 2006