A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy Paperback
Part of the Practical Astronomy Handbooks series
High-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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 264 pages, 45 b/w illus. 23 tables
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 28/11/1997
- Category: Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods
- ISBN: 9780521599504