Digital Astrophotography Book Review

Next to a camera, I also have a telescope at home. I became interested into combining my two hobbies. Although astrophotography is a very easy hobby in which to get started on a simple level, it can be difficult to master at its highest level. You must be prepared to spend the time learning the craft. But spectacular results are not only possible; they are easy to learn with the step-by-step approach of Digital Astrophotography: A Guide to Capturing the Cosmos. This book from O’Reilly is new on the market and has the following topics covered:
Learn how to:
Set up your camera for optimal results
Focus your camera for razor-sharp images
Take beautiful night shots with a simple compact digital camera, a tripod, and a telescope
Use a DSLR camera to shoot the Sun, Moon, stars, and more
Get brilliant images of planets with a webcam
Capture remote galaxies with a CCD camera just like a pro
Digital Astrophotography Book
Also learn to:
Shoot RAW format images and improve them with calibration frames
Take short exposures of faint deep-sky objects and combine them into a longer exposure
Perform brightness, contrast, and color correction
Make corrections for vignetting & uneven field illumination
Process your images for stunning results

As the author says, “The rewards of this fascinating hobby grant you unforgettable hours under the night sky… It is exciting!”
In his foreword, nationally renowned astronomer and artist, Robert Gendler tells us, “I can’t think of anyone better [than Stefan Seip] to bring the new technologies of digital astrophotography to those who are eager to learn them.”

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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