By Patrick Martinez
High-performance charged-couple machine (CCD) cameras have unfolded an exhilarating new window at the Universe for beginner astronomers. This e-book offers an entire, self-contained advisor to picking and utilizing CCD cameras. starting with a no-nonsense advent to CCD cameras, the authors clarify what determines digicam functionality and exhibit how one can use a CCD digicam and effectively calibrate the pictures bought. The booklet additionally provides a transparent overview of the software program to be had for visualizing, studying and processing electronic pictures. eventually, the authors navigate a chain of key parts in astronomy the place astronomers could make the simplest use of CCD cameras. this convenient quantity is jam-packed with sensible tips. It offers a transparent creation to CCD astronomy for newcomers and an critical reference for more matured beginner astronomers.
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