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.
- Book Title How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera
- Series Title Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137522
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-85233-990-6
- eBook ISBN 978-1-84628-046-7
- Series ISSN 1431-9756
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 274
- Number of Illustrations 47 b/w illustrations, 265 illustrations in colour
Popular Science in Astronomy
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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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