Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images

  • Grant Privett

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pages 19-25
  3. Pages 27-33
  4. Pages 35-36
  5. Pages 37-73
  6. Pages 75-86
  7. Pages 87-99
  8. Pages 101-111
  9. Pages 113-119
  10. Pages 127-128
  11. Pages 129-129
  12. Pages 133-140
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 141-142

About this book

Introduction

Digital imaging is now available to all amateur astronomers at a reasonable price. The advent of CCDs, DSLRs and – perhaps most significantly – webcams mean today’s astronomers can make colorful planetary or deep-sky images of breathtaking beauty.

The results obtained with even modest equipment can be spectacular, but of course they depend crucially on the computer processing of the images after they have been captured.

Enhancing Digital Images is not just an introduction to image processing, it is a deeply practical, comprehensive and fully illustrated in-depth guide to using a digital camera, performing image reduction and undertaking image enhancement – all without jargon or math.

Here is everything you need to know about processing digital astronomical images, regardless of whether you are experienced or a relative beginner!

Keywords

Astronomers CCD Digital Enhancing astronomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Grant Privett
    • 1
  1. 1.LedburyHerefordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-703-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-580-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-703-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • About this book