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Imaging the Southern Sky

An Amateur Astronomer's Guide

  • Stephen Chadwick
  • Ian Cooper

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Objects of the Southern Sky

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 3-23
    3. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 25-54
    4. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 55-101
    5. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 103-125
    6. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 127-178
    7. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 179-232
    8. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 233-280
    9. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 281-322
    10. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 323-359
  3. An Introduction to Digital Astroimaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 363-380
    3. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 381-394
    4. Stephen Chadwick, Ian Cooper
      Pages 395-406
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 407-415

About this book

Introduction

"If you're looking for a handy reference guide to help you image and explore the many splendors of the southern sky, Imaging the Southern Sky is the book for you. The work features not only stunning color images, all taken by Stephen Chadwick, of the best galaxies, nebulae, and clusters available to astrophotographers, but also lesser-known objects, some of which have gone largely unexplored!

Beginners and experienced observers alike should appreciate the book's remarkable imagery and simple text, which provides concise and accurate information on each object and its epoch 2000.0 position, and also expert testimony on its visual nature.

Each object essay also includes a section on technical information that should help astrophotographers in their planning, including telescope aperture, focal length and ratio, camera used, exposure times, and field size.

As a charming bonus, the authors have taken the liberty to name many of the lesser-known objects to reflect their New Zealand heritage. Constellation by constellation, from Apus to Volans, Imaging the Southern Sky explores the night sky in a way that should appeal to sky lovers of all ages."

- Stephen J. O'Meara

Keywords

Astronomical imaging Digital single lens reflex Imaging from the Southern skies Imaging techniques for amateur astronomy Southern hemisphere stars

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Chadwick
    • 1
  • Ian Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.FoxtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Glen OruaNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4750-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4749-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4750-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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