Capturing the Stars

Capturing the Stars

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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 photographera€™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 stargazera€™s bookshelf.The modern astrophotographic process can be broken down into the technical and the artistic. The technical aspect is substantial and requires technical precision and refinement of the highest order. It is beyond the scope ofthis book to list theanbsp;...

Title:Capturing the Stars
Author:Robert Gendler
Publisher:Voyageur Press - 2009-06-15


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