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About this book
"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
- Book Title Imaging the Southern Sky
- Book Subtitle An Amateur Astronomer's Guide
- Series Title Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series
- 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 Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-4749-8
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-4750-4
- Series ISSN 1431-9756
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 415
- Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 169 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews:
“The book is a compendious colour atlas of all that is glamorous south of the celestial equator. … This volume should be on the shelves of any amateur astronomers who aspire to produce professional-standard images, whether they live north or south of the equator. And for casual stargazers, it doubles as an excellent guide to the southern hemisphere’s most sumptuous star clusters. Highly recommended.” (Fred Watson, The Observatory, Vol. 134 (1239), April, 2014)