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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
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Astrophotography is Easy!

Basics for Beginners

Authors: Redfern, Gregory I.

  • Focuses on true beginners in astrophotography, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject
    Covers the scientific background, necessary equipment, and field techniques for photographing the sky
    Avoids overly technical material in favor of a casual, reader-friendly guide

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About this book

There are many books covering different facets of astrophotography, but few of them contain all the necessary steps for beginners in one accessible place. Astrophotography is Easy! fills that void, serving as a guide to anybody interested in the subject but starting totally from scratch. Assuming no prior experience, the author runs through  the basics for how to take astrophotos using just a camera—including cell phones and tablets—as well as a telescope and more sophisticated equipment.

The book includes proven techniques, checklists, safety guidelines, troubleshooting tips, and more. Each chapter builds upon the last, allowing readers to master basic techniques before moving on to more challenging material. Also included is a comprehensive list of additional books and resources on a variety of topics so readers can continue expanding their skills.

Astrophotography Is Easy! doesn’t simply teach you the basic skills for becoming an astrophotographer: it provides you with the foundations you will need for a lifelong pursuit.


About the authors

Greg Redfern, known on twitter as “@SkyGuyinVA,” has been an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy for five different colleges since 1984. As a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, he has shared NASA's missions to the solar system with many audiences in person as well as on air with Voice Of America (VOA) International, Fox 5 WTTG TV, NBC4 Washington, CBS News and WJLA7. Since 2006, he has been the space reporter for WTOP Radio and WTOP.com.
Greg's daily astronomy blog, "What’s Up?: The Space Place” has had over 3.2 million views from around the world. As a writer, he has authored numerous articles for Sky and TelescopeMeteorite MagazineSkywatch and a number of newspapers, including Gannet and USA Today.
Greg has been observing and photographing the sky for over five decades and collecting meteorites for years. He has used telescopes of all kinds and visited observatories, NASA facilities, and geological sites all over the world. His astrophotographs have appeared online on NASA.gov, MSN.com, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, Earth and Sky.org, The Planetary Society, Space.com, Universe Today, and other online publications. For years, cruise ship guests and visitors to Shenandoah National Park have enjoyed Greg’s presentations, where he mingles the folklore and science of the stars.

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eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 28, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-45943-7
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $27.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Due: August 31, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-45942-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astrophotography is Easy!
Book Subtitle
Basics for Beginners
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45943-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45943-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-45942-0
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 404
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour
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