Practical Astrophotography

  • Jeffrey R. Charles

Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 275-301

About this book


Almost all amateur astronomers want to take photographs of the night sky. For all but the simplest star-trail pictures, this involves machinery - a telescope drive - to track the stars, essential to compensate for the rotation of the earth. The task becomes even more complicated when photographing very small or very faint objects that require high magnification or very long exposure times.
Amateurs have many options according to their requirements, technical ability, and budget. Astrophotography for Amateurs looks at all the possibilities, including normal ("wet") photography, CCD imaging, and modern techniques of computer enhancement. There are sections about photographing different classes of astronomical object from the Moon to faint nebulae, as well as a thorough look at the equipment needed.


Astrophotography CCD astronomy observational photography

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey R. Charles
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  1. 1.VersacorpPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-023-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0503-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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