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Model:  9780521627405
Brand:  Cambridge University Press

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: May 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521627405
Astrophotography for the Amateur
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First published in 1999, this much expanded and updated edition of the best-selling handbook Astrophotography for the Amateur provides a complete guide to taking pictures of stars, galaxies, the Moon, the Sun, comets, meteors and eclipses, using equipment and materials readily available to the hobbyist. In this new edition, the book has been completely revised and now includes new chapters on computer image processing and CCD imaging; expanded advice on choosing cameras and telescopes; completely updated information about the films; a much larger bibliography; and hundreds of new photographs (in colour, and black and white) demonstrating the latest equipment and techniques. Astrophotography for the Amateur has become the standard handbook for all amateur astronomers. This expanded and updated edition provides an ideal introduction for beginners and a complete handbook for advanced amateurs. It will also appeal to photography enthusiasts who can discover how to take spectacular images with only modest equipment.

  • Considerably expanded and updated edition of the best-selling, standard handbook on astrophotography for amateur astronomers (first pub '84, revised '91)
  • Concise but comprehensive - covering both traditional photography and CCD imaging
  • Ideal introduction for novices; with new sections on advanced techniques to satisfy the most experienced amateur
  • Illustrated with hundreds of spectacular images by the best amateurs from around the world - including 60 colour images (50 new) and 230 b&w (160 new)

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