Although astronomical CCD cameras can be very costly, digital cameras a the kind you use on holiday a on the other hand, are relatively inexpensive. Moreover, their technology a especially thermal noise, sensitivity (ISO number) and resolution a has progressed to a point where such cameras are more than capable of photographing the brighter astronomical objects. Now Tony Buick has teamed up with fellow author and astro imager Phil Pugh, to produce a completely revised, updated, and extended second edition to How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with your Digital Camera, first published in 2006. The revisions take into account changing (and improving) camera technology, and some items which are now available commercially but which previously had to be home-made. The section of solar observing has been expanded to include observing by H-alpha light, and among the many additional sections are photographing the constellations, aurorae, and basic post-imaging processing.Some of it is in almost constant use, weather permitting, while much has been superseded but somehow retained in the hope that it may prove useful one day or that even one day ... It has manual and automatic mode selection and automatic is best for many types of photography. ... The Sony Cybershot P72 was first used by this author for astrophotograhy on December 31, 2003, to capture the Moon.
|Title||:||How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera|
|Author||:||Tony Buick, Philip Pugh|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-01-25|