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A new classic? One of a kind, highly recommended,
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This review is from: The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
I bought this book as soon as it came out so I've had it for several months now. It has become a sort of companion and I really don't know of any other book arranged this way, and I have to say it is fantastic!. It is all meat and potatoes, no fluff or filler. And what is that? Extremely useful information stem to stern on a month by month listing of objects hopefully (depending on where you live) above the 2x airmass needed for good imaging.
Gives all the stuff you want to know, scope used, exposure time, imager used, processing techniques - and best of all these are all done at medium exposure times so no 30 minute sub exposures (and the $$ mounts needed to do it) to get similar results. If you are new to imaging and want a fantastic book to get you started, this is a great choice. I think if you get this book, your imaging ability will will be greatly enhanced and you'll see why it's getting these great reviews.
Although calibrating, stacking, SNR, ... 'processing images' is a theater all it's own - too often it's time spent on one object only to find on others a very different proceedure required. Here you have a fantastic array of objects with all that needed processing information in one concise and easily referenced volume. After a few months with this book you'll feel much more at home in this imaging arena and whtever you use, will start to appreciate just what a gem this little book is. Highest recommendation, I think this is a sort of instant classic of this literature.