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Digital SLR Astrophotography


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Preface; Part I. DSLRs for Astrophotography: 1. Welcome to DSLR astrophotography; 2. Digital image technology; 3. DSLR operation; 4. Five simple projects; Part II. Equipment and Techniques: 5. Deep-sky image acquisition; 6. Coupling cameras to telescopes; 7. Camera lenses; 8. Tracking the stars; 9. Precision tracking and guiding; 10. Power and camera control in the field; Part III. Image Processing: 11. Deep-sky image processing; 12. Workflow with specific software; 13. More image processing techniques; 14. Sun, moon, eclipses, and planets; Part IV. Advanced Topics: 15. Sensor performance; 16. Testing sensors; 17. Spectral response and filter modification; 18. Tools for astronomical research; Part V. Appendices; A. Digital processing of film images; B. Exposure tables; Index.

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A definitive handbook to photographing the night sky using DSLR cameras, including projects for both beginners and more advanced enthusiasts.

About the Author

Michael A. Covington is one of America's leading amateur astronomers and the author of the highly acclaimed Astrophotography for the Amateur (Cambridge, second edition, 1999). He was a professor of computational linguistics and artificial intelligence at the University of Georgia. Now retired from academia, he runs a consulting business in Athens, Georgia, from where he continues to take pictures of the stars.


'Overall, the coverage is impressive, with an initial discussion of basic concepts.' Storm Dunlop, The Observatory
'Overall, the coverage is impressive, with an initial discussion of basic concepts.' Storm Dunlop, The Observatory

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