An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens is a highly comprehensive guidebook that bridges the gap between the beginners' and hobbyists' books and the many specialised and subject-specific texts for more advanced amateur astronomers. Written by an experienced astronomer and educator, the book is a one-stop reference providing extensive information and advice about observing and imaging equipment, with detailed examples showing how best to use them. In addition to providing in-depth knowledge about every type of astronomical telescope and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, two chapters offer advice on making visual observations of the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. All types of modern astronomical imaging are covered, with step-by-step details given on the use of DSLRs and web-cams for solar, lunar and planetary imaging and the use of DSLRs and cooled CCD cameras for deep sky imaging.There is no doubt that Canon DSLRs have, up to now, been the choice of virtually all astro-imagers, with Canon ... However, more recently, I have also acquired a Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3), which, as described later, has been ... This means that adapters can be bought so that prime lenses from other camera systems, such as Olympus, Pentax and Nikon, can be used, and so I have been able to useanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2014-05-26|