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ISBN-13: 978-0521599504 ISBN-10: 0521599504

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Product Details

  • Series: Practical Astronomy Handbooks (Book 8)
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 28, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521599504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521599504
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,712,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book promises to provide novices with a clear introduction to CCD astrnomy while simultaneously serving as a useful reference for more experienced amateur astronomers." Astronomy

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Randolph R. Rucker on February 26, 2000
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To much theory and not enough application. At the end of the book I was still looking for the "practical guide" part. If you want to learn to build a CCD camera this book is for you. If you want to learn how to use one with a telescope, don't waste your money on this book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1999
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This book has many good items in it that help you understand what you should look for in pixcel size and other features. It also goes over the different applications. The key issue is that this is too Technical. I am a Computer Science person, and I found it too technical. I would prefer to see more set up, exposer issues, tracking hardware, tricks and tips. I expected more at a different level with a title that had "Practical" in it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Juan M. Lleras on September 9, 1999
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A combination of an technical introduction to CCD cameras and their use for astrophotography by the great french amateur. Very detailed description of the construction and operation of CCD cameras and their use in different kinds of astrophotography projects -planetary, photometry., etc. A great book on the subject!!
The only drawbacks I found were a)several too technical, yet incomplete diagrams of the construction and operation of the CCD chip and electronics which did not help in understanding the subject (i.e the clock diagram of a CCD chip); b)the desciption of the CCD camera use in astrophotography is very good, but would have profited from a more graphic approach; and c) I found some of the explanations about the use of the CCD camera repetitive and somewhat obscure.
However don't be disappointed: it's a great book, well worth the price.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
'A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy' will really help you get started in this new emerging technology. It gives you all of the information you need to know to get started, and if your a seasoned CCD user, some additional tips to help you make the most of your advanced photography equipment. I Highly recommend this title.
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