Lessons from the Masters

Current Concepts in Astronomical Image Processing

  • Robert¬†Gendler

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE, volume 179)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Stan Moore
    Pages 1-28
  3. Ken Crawford
    Pages 29-50
  4. R. Jay GaBany
    Pages 51-71
  5. Ken Crawford
    Pages 73-95
  6. Rogelio Bernal Andreo
    Pages 97-113
  7. Don S. Goldman
    Pages 115-130
  8. Tony Hallas
    Pages 149-158
  9. Adam Block
    Pages 159-191
  10. Johannes Schedler
    Pages 193-216
  11. Steve Mazlin
    Pages 217-232
  12. Damian Peach
    Pages 233-259
  13. Babak A. Tafreshi
    Pages 261-292
  14. Alan Friedman
    Pages 319-341
  15. Robert Gendler
    Pages 343-361
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 377-387

About this book


There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at increasingly sophisticated levels. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals, all world-renowned in their particular area, and covers in detail each of the major sub-disciplines of astrophotography. This approach offers the reader the greatest opportunity to learn the most current information and the latest techniques directly from the foremost innovators in the field today.


The book as a whole covers all types of astronomical image processing, including processing of eclipses and solar phenomena, extracting detail from deep-sky, planetary, and widefield images, and offers solutions to some of the most challenging and vexing problems in astronomical image processing. Recognized chapter authors include deep sky experts such as JAY GABANY, TONY HALLAS, ROBERT GENDLER, KEN CRAWFORD, high-resolution planetary expert DAMIAN PEACH, and the founder of The World at Night BABAK A. TAFRESHI, among other luminaries in the field of astronomical image processing.


A large number of quality illustrations help explain the critical concepts and complex techniques the modern astrophotographer will need to achieve the highest level of quality in their astronomical images.


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  • Robert¬†Gendler
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  1. 1.AvonUSA

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