This book de-mystifies the jargon of webcams and computer processing, and provides detailed hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. It demonstrates how inexpensive tools are revolutionizing imaging in amateur astronomy. Anyone with a modest telescope and a webcam can now obtain jaw-dropping lunar and planetary images to rival those taken with mid-range astronomical CCD cameras costing thousands of dollars. A glance through the images in this book shows just what spectacular results can be achieved by using a webcam with your telescope! Your scientific results will be sought by professional astronomers.However, locating the pole star can be a fraught business when near the equator if you cannot see Polaris. Nevertheless, by observing which way stars drift when they are near the horizon, or on the meridian, will tell you how close you are toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Lunar and Planetary Webcam User's Guide|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-08-03|