By Ian Morison

An Amateur's advisor to watching and Imaging the Heavens is a hugely finished guidebook that bridges the distance among the newcomers' and hobbyists' books and the numerous specialized and subject-specific texts for extra complicated novice astronomers. Written by way of an skilled astronomer and educator, the publication is a one-stop reference supplying wide details and recommendation approximately gazing and imaging apparatus, with exact examples exhibiting how top to take advantage of them. as well as supplying in-depth wisdom approximately all sorts of astronomical telescope and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, chapters supply suggestion on making visible observations of the solar, Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. every kind of contemporary astronomical imaging are lined, with step by step info given at the use of DSLRs and web-cams for sun, lunar and planetary imaging and using DSLRs and cooled CCD cameras for deep sky imaging.

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