Widefield Imaging: Selected Strategies for Processing Light-Contaminated Data

  • Stephen A. Cannistra
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE, volume 179)


The beauty of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters takes on new meaning when portrayed in a widefield view, where familiar objects that are commonly seen in isolation are now shown in relation to one another. Through the use of high quality, short focal length optics combined with large, commercially available CCD chips, it is possible to capture broad regions of sky that an older generation of astrophotographers could only dream of.


Light Pollution Gradient Correction Faint Signal Read Noise Peripheral Detail 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen A. Cannistra
    • 1
  1. 1.BostanUSA

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