Astrophotography: An Introduction to Film and Digital Imaging

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Firefly Books, 2003 - Science - 256 pages

Astronomy buffs often wish they could photograph what they see through their telescopes. Camera buffs often wish they knew the techniques for capturing majestic yet elusive heavenly bodies. Astrophotography brings these two hobbies together in one complete resource.

This big, fully-illustrated book offers:

  • Practical guidance and authoritative advice
  • Equipment resources and contacts
  • Brand-new star charts and illustrations
  • Techniques for conventional and digital photography

Step-by-step instructions are given for choosing and using the right camera, shooting with a telescope, getting the best out of black and white and color film, and developing pictures at home or while traveling.

Specific instructions are given for photographing:

  • The Sun, the Moon and the planets
  • Meteors and comets
  • Stars and satellites
  • Rainbows, halos, and other phenomena in the night sky

This new edition also includes the latest information for shooting digital and dedicated astro CCDs (charge-coupled device) for capturing faint nebulae and distant galaxies. Generously illustrated with 100 color and black and white photographs, Astrophotography is an attractive and easy-to-use reference.

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About the author (2003)

H.J.P. Arnold is the space and astronomy correspondent of the British Journal of Photography. He has written several books and many articles on astronomical imaging.

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