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Astronomy - Popular Astronomy | Deep-Sky Video Astronomy

Deep-Sky Video Astronomy

Massey, Steve, Quirk, Steve

2009

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  • Explains how video cameras can be used to create high-res images with your telescope in real-time, even from light-polluted areas
  • Shows how to image the night sky easily using a video camera - a no-fuss step-by-step approach
  • Describes how the reader can make a scientific contribution using only a small telescope and video technology, and how to improve celestial portraits using popular software or even freeware

Need a concise guide to using modern video cameras for deep-sky viewing and imaging with the kinds of modest telescopes available commercially to amateur astronomers? Here it is. In this book you are given the basics of this highly efficient technology, which is already beginning to compete with astronomical cooled-chip CCD cameras in quality and ease of use.

Much of the book focuses on the practical side of creating beautiful and detailed astronomical portraits using image-stacking software and picture enhancement tools. There are sections on how to create color images using a black-and-white camera. There are also reviews of accessories, including focal reducers, Barlow lenses, and optical filters, that can be used to achieve a particular result. Finally, step-by-step examples will show you how to achieve your own kind of magic – amazing deep-sky video portraits!

So turn your passion for the beauty of the night sky into a hobby that can show off your skills to their greatest advantage. You’ll never look at the stars the same way again!

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » CCD - Video Astronomy book - accessories for astrophotography - astronomy - astronomy books - book about astro-imaging - book about astrophotography - currenttm - video camera for astro-imaging

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Popular Astronomy

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