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High Resolution Astrophotography

Handbook / Manual

By: Jean Dragesco and Richard McKim

172 pages, 10 line diagrams 48 half-tones 21 tables 5 graphs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 1995 | #172605 | ISBN: 0521415888
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How do you get the best from your telescope? For those interested in photographing the Sun, Moon and planets, this volume provides the complete reference guide. It is packed with practical tips on how to obtain the highest resolution in your astrophotography, and provides a wealth of stunning images by the world's best amateurs showing just what can be achieved. Individual chapters describe the various types of telescopes and the most suitable equipment to photograph a given subject, and recommend films and techniques in developing and printing. Also given are short biographies of key high resolution astrophotographers, both past and present, and an extensive bibliography of further reading. This guide provides both a wealth of sound, practical techniques and a unique portfolio of Solar System images - an inspirational handbook for any amateur astronomer.

High Resolution Astrophotography is a practical and inspirational handbook and a must for those considering entering the high-resolution astrophotography field. The Strolling Astronomer


Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: 1. Atmospheric turbulence; 2. The telescope; 3. Photography at the telescope; Part II: 4. High resolution photography of the main solar system bodies; Part III: 5. Short biographies of the specialists in high resolution photography; References; Bibliography.

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