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Observing and Imaging Objects

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

Abstract

The whole point of using filters in astrophotography is to bring out the maximum amount of detail in the object being imaged and presenting as faithful a representation of that object as possible. Beyond this aesthetic concern the use of filters in imaging enables professional astronomers to gain information from astronomical bodies at specific wavelengths that render important insights into the nature and physical processes in the objects.

Keywords

Globular Cluster Spiral Galaxy Star Cluster Central Star Planetary Nebula 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Further Reading

  1. Allinson M (2005) Star clusters and how to observe them. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. Bushnall D (2005) Observing the deep sky. Crowood Press, MarlboroughGoogle Scholar
  3. Chawick S, Cooper I (2012) Imaging the southern Sky. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  4. Coe S (2007) Nebulae and how to observe them. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  5. Gilmour J (2002) The practical astronomers deep sky companion. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  6. Griffiths M (2012) Planetary Nebulae and how to observe them. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  7. Privett G (2007) Creating and enhancing digital astro images. Springer, New YorkGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South WalesGlyntafUK

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