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By Martinez P., Klotz A., Demers t.A.

ISBN-10: 0521590639

ISBN-13: 9780521590631

High-performance charged-couple equipment (CCD) cameras have spread out a thrilling new window at the Universe for beginner astronomers. This publication presents an entire, self-contained consultant to picking and utilizing CCD cameras. starting with a no-nonsense advent to CCD cameras, the authors clarify what determines digicam functionality and exhibit tips on how to use a CCD digital camera and competently calibrate the photographs acquired. The publication additionally offers a transparent overview of the software program on hand for visualizing, examining and processing electronic pictures. eventually, the authors navigate a sequence of key components in astronomy the place astronomers could make the easiest use of CCD cameras. this useful quantity is filled with functional guidance. It presents a transparent advent to CCD astronomy for rookies and an vital reference for more matured novice astronomers.

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