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By Patrick Martinez

High-performance charged-couple equipment (CCD) cameras have unfolded a thrilling new window at the Universe for newbie astronomers. This e-book offers a whole, self-contained advisor to picking and utilizing CCD cameras. starting with a no-nonsense advent to CCD cameras, the authors clarify what determines digital camera functionality and exhibit find out how to use a CCD digicam and correctly calibrate the photographs bought. The booklet additionally offers a transparent evaluate of the software program to be had for visualizing, interpreting and processing electronic pictures. eventually, the authors navigate a chain of key components in astronomy the place astronomers could make the simplest use of CCD cameras. this useful quantity is choked with sensible advice. It presents a transparent creation to CCD astronomy for rookies and an essential reference for more matured novice astronomers.

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