Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters

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MBI Publishing Company, Jun 15, 2009 - Nature - 160 pages
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To gaze at the stars is one thing; to capture that gaze in photographs is something else, a tantalizing scientific art that many attempt and few master.  That rare mastery is on full display in this beautiful volume of space photography from thirty of the most accomplished astrophotographers in the world, both professional and amateur.  Galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky treasures fill the pages.  Along with the marvels of the night sky--the Andromeda and Whirlpool galaxies, the Pleiades and the Praesepe, the Orion and Crab nebulae, and many more--each section features a profile of the photographer’s work, techniques, philosophy, and experiences.  Compiled by the world's leading amateur astrophotographer, with an introduction to the history of space photography, this spectacular volume is an essential for every stargazer’s bookshelf.
 

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Contents

Foreword
11
Preface
13
Introduction
14
1 Edward Emerson Barnard United States
16
2 William C Miller United States
18
3 PerMagnus Hedén Sweden
20
4 Arne Danielsen Norway
26
5 Bill and Sally Fletcher United States
30
16 Sean Walker and Sheldon Faworski United States
82
17 John Gleason United States
86
18 Lisa Frattare and Zolt Levay United States
90
19 Daniel Verschatse Chile
96
20 Travis Rector United States
100
21 Bernhard Hubl Austria
106
22 Gerald Rhemann Austria
112
23 Axel Mellinger Germany
116

6 Miloslav Druckmüller Czech Republic
34
7 Thierry Legault France
40
8 Fred Espenak United States
44
9 Greg Piepol United States
48
10 Wes Higgins United States
52
11 Damian Peach United Kingdom
56
12 Donald C Parker United States
60
13 David Malin Australia
64
14 Tony Hallas United States
70
15 Russell Croman United States
76
24 Johannes Schedler Austria
118
25 JeanCharles Cuillandre and Giovanni Anselmi France and Italy
124
26 R Jay GaBany United States
130
27 Ken Crawford United States
136
28 Adam Block United States
142
29 Robert Gendler United States
148
30 Volker Wendel and Bernd FlachWilken Germany
154
Index
159
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DIVRobert Gendler is the world’s leading amateur astrophotographer. A physician who spends his free time taking pictures of the night sky, he is the author and photographer of A Year in the Life of the Universe, and his images appear regularly in Sky & Telescope magazine. He lives in Avon, Connecticut.  www.robgendlerastropics.com/

Foreword writer Neil deGrasse Tyson is a professional astrophysicist. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and the host of NOVA scienceNOW on PBS. Tyson is the author of nine books on the universe, most recently Death by Black Hole and The Pluto Files. He lives in New York City.

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