By Martinez P., Klotz A., Demers t.A.
High-performance charged-couple machine (CCD) cameras have spread out an exhilarating new window at the Universe for beginner astronomers. This ebook offers an entire, self-contained consultant to picking and utilizing CCD cameras. starting with a no-nonsense creation to CCD cameras, the authors clarify what determines digicam functionality and show how you can use a CCD digital camera and adequately calibrate the pictures got. The ebook additionally offers a transparent overview of the software program on hand for visualizing, reading and processing electronic pictures. eventually, the authors navigate a sequence of key components in astronomy the place astronomers could make the easiest use of CCD cameras. this convenient quantity is full of useful information. It offers a transparent creation to CCD astronomy for beginners and an vital reference for more matured beginner astronomers.
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A practical guide to CCD astronomy by Martinez P., Klotz A., Demers t.A.