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.
- Book Title Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images
- Book Subtitle Astrophotography with Affordable Equipment and Software
- Series Title Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71353-3
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-71352-6
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-71353-3
- Series ISSN 1431-9756
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIII, 177
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews:
"This is not a guide to deep sky imaging in general, but more a journey of one man’s embarkation into this exciting topic. … What I found most impressive was that the topics are kept simple and to the point. … I believe this book has a wealth of information for anybody who wishes to pursue astrophotography as a hobby … . Would I recommend it? Well the simple answer is yes, there is a lot of inspiration to be gained and put into practice." (Ed Sampson, Astronomy Now, June, 2008)
"Parker’s book is comprised of fourteen chapters spanning 155 pages and two appendices which make up a further six pages. … provides a list of 14 books which give a broad perspective on astronomy and can open doors to the newcomer with general information on astronomy as well as potential targets. … the book provides a good introduction to astrophotography that would be ideally suited to someone contemplating this addictive aspect of amateur astronomy." (Anthony Ayiomamitis, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1205), August, 2008)