Practical Astrophotography

Practical Astrophotography

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For all but the simplest star-trail pictures, photographing the night sky involves machinery to track the stars, and the task becomes even more complicated when photographing very small or very faint objects that require high magnification or very long exposure times.
Astrophotography for Amateurs presents equipment and techniques, features practical hints and tips from the experts, including coverage of traditional "wet" photography, CCD imaging, and computerized image enhancement. There are sections on photographing different classes of astronomical object from the moon to faint nebulae, as well as a detailed look at the equipment needed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 301 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22.86mm | 1,000g
  • England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XVII, 301 p.
  • 1852330236
  • 9781852330231

Table of contents

1 Photography Basics.- 2 Astrophotography Basics.- 3 Calculating Focal Length, f/ratio, etc..- 4 What to Expect from Your Equipment.- 5 Travel and Astrophotography.- 6 Astrophotography Without a Sidereal Drive.- 7 Astrophotography With a Sidereal Drive.- 8 Guided Astrophotography Through a Telescope.- 9 Photographing Astronomical Events.- 10 After You Take Your Astrophotos.- Appendices.- A Astrophotography Exposure Guide.- B Exposure Data Form.- C Condensed Step By Step Guide to Prime Focus Off-Axis Guided Photography.- D Sample Checklist for Star Party or Astrophotography Session at a Domestic Site.- E Sample Checklist for International Astrophotography or Eclipse Expedition.- F Intellectual Property; Relevant Patents and Allowed Use.- G Bibliography and Other References.
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