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Author Kier, Ruben.

Title The 100 best targets for astrophotography : a monthly guide for CCD imaging with amateur telescopes / by Ruben Kier
Published New York ; London : Springer, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (360 pages) : color illustrations
Series Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series, 1431-9756
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Contents THE 100 BEST ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY TARGETS -- January: Mostly Nebulae -- February: Clusters and Nebulae -- March: Clusters and Galaxies -- April: Galaxy Pairs and Groups -- May: Diversity of Galaxy Shapes -- June: Globular Clusters and More Galaxies -- July: Just Globular Clusters -- August: Planetary and Emission Nebulae -- September: Autumn Assortment -- October: Halloween Treats -- November: The Great Galaxies -- December: Celestial Potpourri -- GETTING STARTED IN CCD IMAGING -- Equipment for Astrophotography -- Acquiring the Image -- The Order of Image Processing
Summary Astronomical observing and photography are favorite pastimes of yours. You want to combine the two, but you're not sure how. Or perhaps you have dabbled in astronomy for a while and want to take another step. What do you photograph? Will something that looks amazing as you peer at it through a telescope look the same in a photograph? There are so many dazzling sights in the night sky. How to choose? Ruben Kier has some answers for you. With his technical expertise and wide experience as both a visual observer and a photographer, he can help you attain some of the best images you can imagine, perhaps ones you will want to send to a magazine or proudly put up on your website. And the secret is - it's not that hard! It's mostly a matter of choosing the right subjects and then doing the necessary post-processing to get results that will dazzle. So get out there on the next clear night and create something to show for your efforts. Your friends will be impressed, and you will be thrilled at how you are able to combine the two passions of your life into one
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Astronomical photography -- Amateurs' manuals.
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441906038
1441906037
(paperback)
(paperback)
Other Titles One hundred best targets for astrophotography