Book publisher Oâ€™Reilly today released a new book, Digital Astrophotography: A Guide to Capturing the Cosmos by Stefan Seip. The book aims to instruct the reader about photographing the sun, moon, stars, star clusters, even nebulae!
O’Reilly says with the new book, amateurs can produce stunning images of the sky and its heavenly bodies. Digital Astrophotography teaches the reader how to:
â€¢ Set up your camera for optimum results
â€¢ Focus your camera for razor-sharp images
â€¢ Take beautiful night shots with a simple compact digital camera, a tripod, and a telescope
â€¢ Use a DSLR camera to shoot the Sun, Moon, stars, star clusters, and nebulae through your telescope
â€¢ Get brilliant images of planets with a Webcam
â€¢ Capture remote galaxies with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera just like a pro
â€¢ Select which cameras are best for the various celestial objects, what to look for when buying a camera, and what accessories you really need, from a simple camera and tripod to highly specialized equipment.
Equipment requirements for astrophotography range from nothing but a simple camera and tripod to a multi-thousand dollar computer controlled telescope equipped with a CCD auto-guider and separate guide-scope. Researching the best equipment for your needs is a task in itself. Seip helps you to sort out which cameras are best for the various celestial objects, what to look for when buying a camera, and what accessories you really need.
Digital Astrophotography: A Guide to Capturing the Cosmos by Stefan Seip is available now for $30.