By Martinez P., Klotz A., Demers t.A.
High-performance charged-couple machine (CCD) cameras have spread out a thrilling new window at the Universe for newbie astronomers. This ebook offers an entire, self-contained advisor to selecting and utilizing CCD cameras. starting with a no-nonsense creation to CCD cameras, the authors clarify what determines digicam functionality and exhibit how one can use a CCD digital camera and correctly calibrate the photographs acquired. The publication additionally offers a transparent overview of the software program on hand for visualizing, studying and processing electronic photographs. eventually, the authors navigate a chain of key components in astronomy the place astronomers could make the easiest use of CCD cameras. this convenient quantity is full of functional assistance. It presents a transparent creation to CCD astronomy for newbies and an critical reference for more matured novice astronomers.
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