A complete and thoroughly tested program to help every CCD-beginner work towards digital imaging of the highest quality. It is equally useful to astronomers who have perfect observing conditions, as to those who have to observe from light-polluted city skies.
This book details an approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. The book is for amateur astronomers interested in CCD imaging, especially those who have to work under suburban conditions. It outlines the materials and equipment used for high-quality imaging. The many wonderful images produced allow the reader to see the product of - initially - a fellow beginner's efforts. Respectable images are attainable with modest equipment. This book outlines a complete and thoroughly tested working program for every beginner to achieve high-quality digital imaging.
From the reviews:
"In this book, US amateur Adam Stuart struts his stuff by turning his personal experiences ... into a full-length book. What I especially liked is that the author goes to great lengths to show what a variety of instruments can do ... . Stuart does a really nice job presenting astrophotography ... I for one found many of his tips and suggestions to be invaluable. The best feature of this book is ... high-quality colour images ... . the author must truly be congratulated!" (Neil English, Astronomy Now, March, 2007)
"Adam Stuart's book is a practical, enthusiastic, hands-on tale of the numerous challenges he faced and overcame during the construction of a home observatory under the light-polluted skies of southern Florida." (David Malin, Australian Physics, Vol. 43 (5), 2006)