Astrophotography can be one of the most rewarding pursuits of a lifetime, it can also be one of the most daunting. This book uses over 220 illustrations, images, charts and graphs in addition to the text to help you understand what equipment you will need and how to make it all work so you can create breathtaking images of the heavens.
From purchasing your first astrophotography telescope, hooking up your camera, taking long exposure images, and finally processing that finished image, this book will be your indispensable guide.
If you have ever wanted to take photographs of glowing nebulae, spiral galaxies and shimmering star clusters, this is the reference you want on your desk as well as with you out under the stars.
Copyright 2013, approx 344 pages, available through Amazon.com and other fine retailers
From the author of Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography and Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography comes a book specifically aimed at helping beginning astrophotographers in North America capture some, or all of the Messier objects.
Finally, here is one resource you can use on your desk or take into the field providing information on each Messier object, the best time of year to shoot it, approximation of size of the object in your final photo, shoot notes, star charts and more. To help you identify your targets and process your images each object is accompanied by a photo of what you can realistically expect to accomplish at the beginner to intermediate level.
Originally written to be used with the author’s book Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography, this book concentrates on the objects themselves with some specific tips to image them, particularly with a DSLR.
Shooting the Messier objects is a fantastic way to start or continue your astrophotography pursuits, and this book can help make that experience easier and more enjoyable.
Copyright 2013, approx 356 pages, available through Amazon.com and other fine retailers
From the author of Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography and the Messier Astrophotography Reference comes a book showing you how to produce wonderful astrophotos without the astronomical costs normally associated with the hobby. From a DSLR, to a point and shoot, and even using your phone, you can capture beautiful images of the sun, moon, clusters, galaxies and nebulae without breaking the bank.
A complete image processing walkthrough is included using only freely downloadable software.
Discussed inside are telescopes, adapters, do-it-yourself projects, software and processing techniques to help you photograph the skies without spending a fortune.
Already have a telescope or other equipment? No problem, it will help you make the most of what you already have as well as show you what you can buy or make yourself to improve your images.
Copyright 2014, approx 356 pages, available through Amazon.com and other fine retailers
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