The New CCD Astronomy
How to capture the stars with a CCD camera in your own backyard.
The New CCD Astronomy is the bible of CCD imaging. It contains
everything you need to know to become proficient at CCD astrophotography.
Hundreds of detailed illustrations show you how, step by step. Whether you image
with film or a CCD camera, you will find the digital processing techniques ideal
for improving the quality of your astrophotos. And tips on selecting, tuning,
and using the right equipment will put you in the fast lane to outstanding
Find out what readers have to say about this book.
- How a CCD camera works
- How to achieve critical focus
- How to choose the right mount, telescope, and CCD
- How to autoguide
You'll also learn:
- The secrets of color imaging
- The art of noise reduction
- Image processing techniques
- Advanced processing for planets, nebulae, galaxies, and
Free with purchase: a
one-year subscription to the New Astronomy web site, including:
- A complete online version of the book
- Additional fully-illustrated tutorials
- Discussion groups moderated by the author
- Advice from the author on your images
- Searchable database of CCD imaging targets
- Software to match camera and scope (CCDCalc)
About the cover:
This photo, by Tony Hallas, was
taken at Sunglow Ranch is SW Arizona. The red glow is from LED flashlights,
and the white glow is from the laptops of CCD imagers. Tony
"painted" the scopes with a red light.
The image of the Sagittarius star
cloud was combined with the "painted scopes" image to create the