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An amateur's guide to observing and imaging the heavens, Ian Morison, University of Manchester and Gresham College

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An amateur's guide to observing and imaging the heavens
Title
An amateur's guide to observing and imaging the heavens
Statement of responsibility
Ian Morison, University of Manchester and Gresham College
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens is a highly comprehensive guidebook that bridges the gap between the beginners' and hobbyists' books and the many specialised and subject-specific texts for more advanced amateur astronomers. Written by an experienced astronomer and educator, the book is a one-stop reference providing extensive information and advice about observing and imaging equipment, with detailed examples showing how best to use them. In addition to providing in-depth knowledge about every type of astronomical telescope and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, two chapters offer advice on making visual observations of the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. All types of modern astronomical imaging are covered, with step-by-step details given on the use of DSLRs and web-cams for solar, lunar and planetary imaging and the use of DSLRs and cooled CCD cameras for deep sky imaging
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morison, Ian
Dewey number
522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomical photography
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomical photography
  • Astronomy
Target audience
adult
Label
An amateur's guide to observing and imaging the heavens, Ian Morison, University of Manchester and Gresham College
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Telescope and Observing Fundamentals -- 2.Refractors -- 3.Binoculars and Spotting Scopes -- 4.The Newtonian Telescope and Its Derivatives -- 5.The Cassegrain Telescope and Its Derivatives: Schmidt-Cassegrains and Maksutovs -- 6.Telescope Maintenance, Collimation and Star Testing -- 7.Telescope Accessories: Finders, Eyepieces and Binoviewers -- 8.Telescope Mounts: Alt/Az and Equatorial with Their Computerised Variants -- 9.The Art of Visual Observing -- 10.Visual Observations of the Moon and Planets -- 11.Imaging the Moon and Planets -- 12.Observing and Imaging the Sun -- 13.Observing and Imaging with an Astro-Video Camera -- 14.DSLR Deep-Sky Imaging -- 15.Imaging with Cooled CCD Cameras -- 16.Auto-Guiding and Drift Scan Alignment -- 17.Spectral Studies -- 18.Improving and Enhancing Images in Photoshop
Control code
000051983848
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781107619609
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
An amateur's guide to observing and imaging the heavens, Ian Morison, University of Manchester and Gresham College
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Telescope and Observing Fundamentals -- 2.Refractors -- 3.Binoculars and Spotting Scopes -- 4.The Newtonian Telescope and Its Derivatives -- 5.The Cassegrain Telescope and Its Derivatives: Schmidt-Cassegrains and Maksutovs -- 6.Telescope Maintenance, Collimation and Star Testing -- 7.Telescope Accessories: Finders, Eyepieces and Binoviewers -- 8.Telescope Mounts: Alt/Az and Equatorial with Their Computerised Variants -- 9.The Art of Visual Observing -- 10.Visual Observations of the Moon and Planets -- 11.Imaging the Moon and Planets -- 12.Observing and Imaging the Sun -- 13.Observing and Imaging with an Astro-Video Camera -- 14.DSLR Deep-Sky Imaging -- 15.Imaging with Cooled CCD Cameras -- 16.Auto-Guiding and Drift Scan Alignment -- 17.Spectral Studies -- 18.Improving and Enhancing Images in Photoshop
Control code
000051983848
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781107619609
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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