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Provides a complete guide to taking pictures of stars, galaxies, the Moon, the Sun, comets, meteors and eclipses, using equipment and materials available to the hobbyist.
Part I. Simple Techniques: 1. Welcome to astrophotography; 2. Photographing stars without a telescope; 3. Comets, meteors, aurorae, and space dust; 4. The moon; 5. Eclipses; Part II. Advanced Techniques: 6. Coupling cameras to telescopes; 7. The solar system; 8. Deep-sky photography; Part III. Photographic Technology: 9. Cameras, lenses, and telescopes; 10. Film; 11. Developing, printing, and photographic enhancement; Part IV. Digital Imaging: 12. Computer image enhancement; 13. CCD imaging; Appendices.
'! the author's friendly, authoritative style makes the book a splendid read ! This is an excellent introduction to astronomical imaging with many beautiful colour pictures, is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers. Highly recommended!' Nik Szymanek, Astronomy Now 'A much-welcome second edition is now upon us. The material in this new book is fully updated with the latest techniques, films, and equipment that amateurs are using in today's' sky-shooting endeavours. The text remains well suited for both inexperienced as well as moderately advanced amateur astrophotographers. And even the pros might pick up a few tips from this extensive work ! a real pleasure to read.' Chris Schur, Sky and Telescope 'A more comprehensive book would be difficult to imagine without the readability suffering greatly ! it will serve you till it crumbles to dust.' Gnomon 'It was 15 years ago Michael Covington first published Astrophotography for the Amateur, and during the following years it became a bible for the uninitiated astrophotographer and even for those with appreciable experience. This is a superb reference guide for exposure tables, film data, photographic filters, information for further reading including Internet sources and contacts for dealers.' Adrian Catterall, Webb Society Deep-Sky Observer