Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers

Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers

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This is the must-have guide for all amateur astronomers who double as makers, doers, tinkerers, problem-solvers, and inventors. In a world where an amateur astronomy habit can easily run into the many thousands of dollars, it is still possible for practitioners to get high-quality results and equipment on a budget by utilizing DIY techniques. Surprisingly, it's not that hard to modify existing equipment to get new and improved usability from older or outdated technology, creating an end result that can outshine the pricey higher-end tools. All it takes is some elbow grease, a creative and open mind and the help of Chung's hard-won knowledge on building and modifying telescopes and cameras. With this book, it is possible for readers to improve their craft, making their equipment more user friendly. The tools are at hand, and the advice on how to do it is here. Readers will discover a comprehensive presentation of astronomical projects that any amateur on any budget can replicate a€“ projects that utilize leading edge technology and techniques sure to invigorate the experts and elevate the less experienced. As the qmakerq community continues to expand, it has wonderful things to offer amateur astronomers with a willingness to get their hands dirty. Tweaking observing and imaging equipment so that it serves a custom purpose can take your observing options to the next level, while being fun to boot.At the time Nikon had just introduced the D7000 and the D5100 which both use the same Sony IMX071 CMOS. Many astro imagers reported stunning low noise characteristics for this sensor and with brand new D5100s now priced at underanbsp;...

Title:Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers
Author:Jim Chung
Publisher:Springer - 2015-07-09


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