Digital Slr Astrophotography

Author: Michael A. Covington
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316639932
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A definitive handbook to photographing the night sky using DSLR cameras, including projects for both beginners and more advanced enthusiasts.

Digital Astrophotography

Author: Stefan Seip
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457118262
Size: 11,44 MB
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At first glance, the challenge of astrophotography may appear daunting. But not only are spectacular results possible, they are easy to learn with the step-by-step instructions provided in Stephan Seip's Digital Astrophotography: A Guide to Capturing the Cosmos. Today, amateurs can produce images that only twenty years ago a large professional observatory would have been proud of; and this book shows you how. Learn how to: Set up your camera for optimum results Focus your camera for razor-sharp images Take beautiful night shots with a simple compact digital camera, a tripod, and a telescope Use a DSLR camera to shoot the Sun, Moon, stars, star clusters, and nebulae through your telescope Get brilliant images of planets with a Webcam Capture remote galaxies with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera just like a pro Also included are lessons on the processing that is done in the "studio" after your shoot, including how to: Shoot RAW format images and improve them with calibration frames Take short exposures of faint deep-sky objects and combine them into a longer exposure Perform brightness, contrast, and color correction Make corrections to correct for vignetting and uneven field illumination Process your images for stunning results Equipment requirements for astrophotography range from nothing but a simple camera and tripod to a multi-thousand dollar computer controlled telescope equipped with a CCD auto-guider and separate guide-scope. Researching the best equipment for your needs is a task in itself. Seip helps you to sort out which cameras are best for the various celestial objects, what to look for when buying a camera, and what accessories you really need. The rewards of this fascinating hobby, as the author says, "Grants you unforgettable hours under the night sky; it allows you to produce aesthetically rewarding and lasting results. Astrophotography is a love-match between physics, photography, art, and digital image processing. It is exciting!"

Observing Nebulae

Author: Martin Griffiths
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319328840
Size: 20,24 MB
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This book enables anyone with suitable instruments to undertake an examination of nebulae and see or photograph them in detail. Nebulae, ethereal clouds of gas and dust, are among the most beautiful objects to view in the night sky. These star-forming regions are a common target for observers and photographers. Griffiths describes many of the brightest and best nebulae and includes some challenges for the more experienced observer. Readers learn the many interesting astrophysical properties of these clouds, which are an important subject of study in astronomy and astrobiology. Non-mathematical in approach, the text is easily accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject. A special feature is the inclusion of an observational guide to 70 objects personally observed or imaged by the author. The guide also includes photographs of each object for ease of identification along with their celestial coordinates, magnitudes and other pertinent information. Observing Nebulae provides a ready resource to allow anyone with a little experience in astronomy, whether professional or amateur, to locate, identify and record the nebulae in our home galaxy. The author enables the observer to use a telescope and filters to the best advantage to see these celestial wonders, or to couple filters to a CCD camera or digital SLR camera in order to take quality images of celestial objects. By using these techniques it is even possible to make a valid contribution to professional investigations. And the views are unbeatable.

Digital Astrophotography The State Of The Art

Author: David Ratledge
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 184628256X
Size: 15,71 MB
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Provides novice to accomplished amateur astronomers with a firm grounding in the basics and successful use of digital astrophotography. Provides examples of the best images, and gives readers hints and tips about how to get the best out of this extraordinary technology. Experts in CCD astronomy from North America and Europe have contributed to this book, illustrating their help and advice with many beautiful colour images – the book is in full color throughout. Techniques range from using simple webcams to highly technical aspects such as supernovae patrolling. Computer processing, stacking and image-enhancement are detailed, along with many hints and tips from the experts.

Falling Stars

Author: Mike D. Reynolds
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811742210
Size: 14,89 MB
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Month-by-month information on meteor showers and how to make the most of watching them. Advice on starting and building a meteorite collection plus the scientific explanation of what meteors are and where they come from. Includes new information about recent space exploration and studies of meteors.

Astronomy Now

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The Journal Of The Royal Astronomical Society Of Canada

Author: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.

Digital Slr Photography All In One For Dummies

Author: Robert Correll
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118700910
Size: 18,14 MB
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The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools! This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio. Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge. Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting Helps you shooting high-quality video and film Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!

Astrophotography

Author: Mark Thompson
Editor: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770855755
Size: 12,17 MB
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A concise guide for beginner and intermediate astrophotographers.