CCD Astrophotography: High-Quality Imaging from the Suburbs

Author: Adam Stuart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387331387

Category: Science

Page: 193

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This book details an approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. The book is for amateur astronomers interested in CCD imaging, especially those who have to work under suburban conditions. It outlines the materials and equipment used for high-quality imaging. The many wonderful images produced allow the reader to see the product of – initially – a fellow beginner’s efforts. Respectable images are attainable with modest equipment. This book outlines a complete and thoroughly tested working program for every beginner to achieve high-quality digital imaging.
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A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes

Author: Martin Peston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387682648

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This book offers a comprehensive introductory guide to "choosing and using" a series LXD55 or LXD75 computer-controlled ("goto") telescope, containing a wealth of useful information for both beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers. The manufacturer’s manuals are not nearly detailed enough to be of real help to beginners. No other book offers advanced techniques for more experienced LXD series users.
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Human Vision and The Night Sky

How to Improve Your Observing Skills

Author: Michael Borgia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387463224

Category: Science

Page: 292

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This book brings the challenge and fun back to a hobby that goes stale far too quickly for many budding amateur astronomers. The book begins with teaching astronomers to use their most important astronomy tool, their eyes. It discusses how to select the right telescope, and subsequent chapters take the readers on a tour of the solar system as they have never viewed it before... through their own eyes. Each chapter includes a series of observing challenges that will entertain and push the reader to continually higher levels of achievement.
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Pattern Asterisms

A New Way to Chart the Stars

Author: John Chiravalle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846284767

Category: Science

Page: 172

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This book provides a valuable learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky. Suitable for observers using binoculars and medium size telescopes, this catalog includes star pictures, dot-to-dot outlines of the objects (on a negative photograph for clarity), and an artistic image next to the star patterns. Size, stellar magnitudes, and coordinates are provided, along with north direction, star-hopping instructions and Sky Atlas 2000 references. With the help of this book, the imaginative observer will soon begin to develop a new insight into star patterns, and will start seeing patterns of their own.
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Spectroscopy: The Key to the Stars

Reading the Lines in Stellar Spectra

Author: Keith Robinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387682880

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This is the first non-technical book on spectroscopy written specifically for practical amateur astronomers. It includes all the science necessary for a qualitative understanding of stellar spectra, but avoids a mathematical treatment which would alienate many of its intended readers. Any amateur astronomer who carries out observational spectroscopy and who wants a non-technical account of the physical processes which determine the intensity and profile morphology of lines in stellar spectra will find this is the only book written specially for them. It is an ideal companion to existing books on observational amateur astronomical spectroscopy.
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Astrophysical Techniques

Author: C. R. Kitchin

Publisher: CRC PressI Llc

ISBN: 9781420082432

Category: Science

Page: 564

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Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, Astrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition provides a coherent state-of-the-art account ofthe instruments and techniques used in current astronomy and astrophysics. The fifth edition of this well-respected text includes many new instruments and techniques while removing some that have long been unused by both professional and amateur astronomers. New to the Fifth Edition Brief discussion on the invention and development of the telescope New section that describes the attempts to detect dark matter and dark energy Extended and updated discussions on computer, Internet, and spacecraft-based observations and research By covering the instruments, techniques, theory, and data processing of astrophysics in sufficient depth, this text forms a thorough grounding for beginners and is a handy reference for more advanced students and professionals.
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The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets

A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes

Author: Ruben Kier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441906038

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Any amateur astronomer who is interested in astrophotography, particularly if just getting started, needs to know what objects are best for imaging in each month of the year. These are not necessarily the same objects that are the most spectacular or intriguing visually. The camera reveals different things and has different requirements. What objects in the sky tonight are large enough, bright enough, and high enough to be photographed? This book reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera. Helpful hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters are included. Each deep sky object is explained in beautiful detail, so that observers will gain a richer understanding of these astronomical objects. This is not a book that dwells on the technology of CCD, Webcam, wet, or other types of astrophotography. Neither is it a book about in-depth computer processing of the images (although this topic is included). Detailed discussions of these topics can be found in other publications. This book focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results.
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The New Ccd Astronomy

How to Capture the Stars With a Ccd Camera in Your Own Backyard

Author: Ron Wodaski

Publisher: Multimedia Madness Incorporated

ISBN: 9780971123700

Category: Science

Page: 476

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This book is written for beginning to intermediate CCD astrophotographers. It is a complete reference on every aspect of CCD imaging, from selecting equipment to advanced processing techniques.
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Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

A New Approach to Observing Deep Space

Author: Antony Cooke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852339012

Category: Science

Page: 180

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Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.
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