Scientific Astrophotography

Scientific Astrophotography

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Scientific Astrophotography is intended for those amateur astronomers who are looking for new challenges, once they have mastered visual observing and the basic imaging of various astronomical objects. It will also be a useful reference for scientifically inclined observers who want to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography with a firm emphasis on the discipline of scientific imaging. This books is not about making beautiful astronomical images; it is about recording astronomical images that are scientifically rigorous and from which accurate data can be extracted. This book is unique in that it gives readers the skills necessary for obtaining excellent images for scientific purposes in a concise and procedurally oriented manner. This not only gets the reader used to a disciplined approach to imaging to maximize quality, but also to maximize the success (and minimize the frustration!) inherent in the pursuit of astrophotography. The knowledge and skills imparted to the reader of this handbook also provide an excellent basis for a€œbeautiful picturea€ astrophotography! There is a wealth of information in this book a€“ a distillation of ideas and data presented by a diverse set of sources and based on the most recent techniques, equipment, and data available to the amateur astronomer. There are also numerous practical exercises. Scientific Astrophotography is perfect for any amateur astronomer who wants to go beyond just astrophotography and actually contribute to the science of astronomy.How do you know what components to pick? Thata#39;s a good question. It starts with your design requirements. For example, set yourself a simple goal. You want to photograph the Moon. That is good as a general statement, but how good aanbsp;...

Title:Scientific Astrophotography
Author:Gerald Hubbell
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-11-09


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