This book de-mystifies the jargon of webcams and computer processing, and provides detailed hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. It demonstrates how inexpensive tools are revolutionizing imaging in amateur astronomy. Anyone with a modest telescope and a webcam can now obtain jaw-dropping lunar and planetary images to rival those taken with mid-range astronomical CCD cameras costing thousands of dollars. A glance through the images in this book shows just what spectacular results can be achieved by using a webcam with your telescope! Your scientific results will be sought by professional astronomers.The way I look at it is as follows: the webcam is the closest thing that technology has produced to the human eye. ... Only years of research and development by CCD manufacturers like Sony and electronics manufacturers like Philips could produce such a superb, ... PC accessory suppliers sell webcams, as does Amazon.
|Title||:||Lunar and Planetary Webcam User's Guide|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-08-03|