Digital Astrophotography: The State of the Art

Digital Astrophotography: The State of the Art

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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 a€“ 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.Also essential is control software that allows manual setting ofthe exposure. This can either ... Quickcam. The Connectix Quickcam, probably the first webcam to be adapted for astronomical use, started the revolution. It is still available today ( known as the Logitech Quickcam Pro) and has been upgraded to a USB interface .

Title:Digital Astrophotography: The State of the Art
Author:David Ratledge
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-01-20


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