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Digital SLR Astrophotography

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Digital SLR Astrophotography

Author: Covington, Michael A.
 University of Georgia

Description: In the last few years, digital SLR cameras have taken the astrophotography world by storm. It is now easier to photograph the stars than ever before! They are compact and portable, flexible to adapt with different lenses and for telescope use, and above all DSLR cameras are easy and enjoyable to use. In this concise guide, experienced astrophotography expert Michael Covington outlines the simple, enduring basics that will enable you to get started, and help you get the most from your equipment. He covers a wide selection of equipment, simple and advanced projects, technical considerations and image processing techniques. Unlike other astrophotography books, this one focuses specifically on DSLR cameras, not astronomical CCDs, non-DSLR digital cameras, or film. This guide is ideal for astrophotographers who wish to develop their skills using DSLR cameras and as a friendly introduction to amateur astronomers or photographers curious about photographing the night sky.

Contents: Part I. Basics: 1. The DSLR revolution; 2. Main technical issues; 3. Basic camera operation; 4. Four simple projects; 5. Coupling cameras to telescopes; Part II. Cameras, Lenses, and Telescopes: 6. More about focal reducers; 7. Lenses for piggybacking; 8. Focusing; 9. Tracking the stars; 10. Power and camera control in the field; 11. Sensors and sensor performance; Part III. Digital Image Processing: 12. Overview of image processing; 13. Digital imaging principles; 14. Techniques specific to astronomy; Appendices: A. Astrophotography with non-SLR digital cameras; B. Webcam and video planetary imaging.

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First Author: Covington, Michael A.
Title: Digital SLR Astrophotography
ISBN-13 / EAN-Number: 9780521700818
ISBN-10: 521700817
Binding: Paperback
RRP: GBP 22.99
Pages: 234

Subject:
amateur astronomy, astrophotography

Level:
amateurs, enthusiasts

Bibliographic Details:
45 line figures 95 tones 5 tables

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