The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera

Authors: Buick, Tony

  • First book to describe the techniques of using a standard digital camera for astronomical photography
  • Over 300 spectacular colour images cover the entire visible Moon – and readers can get results that are just as good!
  • Explains lunar features and pinpoints manned and robotic landing sites
  • Also describes how to image the major planets
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About this book

Using just a regular digital camera along with an amateur astronomical telescope, anyone can produce spectacular photographs of the Moon, as well as surprisingly good images of major planets.

Purpose-made astronomical CCD cameras are still very expensive, but technology has now progressed so that digital cameras – the kind you use for everyday photos – are more than capable of being used for astronomy. Tony Buick has written this illustrated step-by-step manual for anyone who has a telescope (of any size) and a digital camera. Look inside at the beautiful color images he has produced – you could do the same.

Much more than a manual of techniques and examples, this book also provides a concise photographic atlas of the whole of the nearside of the Moon – with every image made using a standard digital camera – describing important lunar features, including the sites of manned and robotic landings.

Reviews

Buick, an experienced amateur astronomer, uses his own images... to illustrate a variety of equipment... [N]ovice imagers can rest assured that the images here are what the beginner can realistically expect to achieve... I enjoyed this book, and learned from it too.

                --Peter Grego, in Popular Astronomy, July-September 2006


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-046-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-046-7
DOI
10.1007/b137522
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 265 illustrations in colour
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