"While the popularity of CCD's for astronomical imaging has grown exponentially in the last few years, there is a surprising dearth of informative or helpful literature on this exciting new field of amateur astronomy. This book fills that niche admirably, providing a complete "how-to" for the beginning to intermediate CCD astronomer. It removes the "black art" from CCD imaging and allows anyone to easily learn what it takes to begin maximizing the use of their CCD camera and get started down the path to acquiring wonderful images. A must-have that will become the bible of many CCD astronomers."
"Ron has the knack of explaining and then demonstrating processing techniques in an understandable manner. For me as a Photoshop novice, I was able to become productive in image processing very quickly. Also, this book is chock full of practical insights on both hardware and software. This book will become the essential handbook for CCD Imaging."
John Smith, Tucson, AZ
"An excellent resource and reference guide for the amateur and experienced astrophotographer which provides a thorough description of the issues, rationale and processes involved for each step in the CCD imaging of the universe and its countless wonders. Many valuable illustrations are also supplied to support each underlying theme and issue as well as an analysis of imaging software and hardware. A complete reference guide which is a must for any astrophotographer's library."
Anthony Ayiomamitis, Athens, Greece
"I attempted ccd imaging in the mid 1990's and gave up on it after some pretty dismal results. After learning about this book, and utilizing the information provided here, I took up the hobby again and was producing good images after just a few nights out (and excellent images after just a few months!)"
"At long last! A superb volume of information that helped me transition 25 years of film photography experience into the new realm of CCD imaging."
"If you want to learn CCD imaging (and skip the PhD in mathematics!), this is your guide to success."
"The most complete and helpful guide to CCD imaging available anywhere. A must have for both the beginner and seasoned CCD imager."
"As I strive to achieve the highest level of quality possible in Astronomical CCD imaging, The New CCD Astronomy has been there every step of the way. It is without a doubt, the most comprehensive and authoritative ‘how to’ book ever written for this most rewarding hobby."
Mark Jenkins, Beloit, WI
"Mr. Wodaski gives an excellent coverage of methods to be used in taking CCD images with equipment available to any amateur. This is a practical book, full of comprehensive advice, which rescued me from the muddle of conflicting, confusing literature previously available. The New CCD Astronomy is a classic that all neophyte and experienced imagers should own."
Morgan S. Wilson, MD
"As a newcomer to CCD imaging, I was reading everything I could find. I ordered Ron's book after reading thefirst online drafts."
Frank Hainley, Moraga, California
"When I pack for the dark sky site, The New Astronomy gets packed first...even before my scope! A scope, a CCD camera, a little starlight, and The New Astronomy are a recipe for success. Your images will improve dramatically almost overnight."
Mark R. Holbrook
"The New CCD Astronomy sets the bar a notch higher than anything else in print today. It will become the defacto standard for CCD-based astronomy"
Tom Skinner, Physics teacher and longtime amateur astronomer
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