A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy
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Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy by Patrick Martinez
Book DescriptionHigh-performance CCD cameras have opened up an exciting new window on the Universe for amateur astronomers. This book provides a complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras. We start with a no-nonsense introduction to how a CCD camera works and just what determines its performance. We are then shown how to use a CCD camera and calibrate accurately the images we obtain. A clear review is then provided of the software available for visualising, analysing and processing digital images. Finally, we are guided through a series of key areas in astronomy where we can make the best use of our CCD cameras. This handy volume is packed with practical tips. It provides a clear introduction to CCD astronomy for novices and an indispensable reference for more experienced amateur astronomers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521599504
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Martinez
Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy, Hardback (November 1997)
A complete, self-contained guide to choosing and using CCD cameras - for amateur astonomers and enthusiasts.
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An authoritative guide, first published in 1994, packed with practical tips for all types and levels of observations in amateur astronomy.
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