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Imaging the Southern Sky

posted Mar 8, 2013, 8:15 PM by Mike White   [ updated May 18, 2013, 2:25 PM ]

Imaging the Southern Sky 
Stephen Chadwick and Ian W. Cooper 

Imaging the southern sky book cover

"It is often said that the southern skies are richer and more interesting than those of the north. Yet there are not many books devoted mainly to them, and Stephen Chadwick and Ian Cooper’s is a welcome edition. I am sure you will find it useful and enjoyable." 
Sir Patrick Moore 

This book is not about imaging from the southern hemisphere, but rather about imaging those areas of the sky that lie south of the celestial equator. Many of the astronomical objects presented are also accessible to northern hemisphere imagers, including those in both the USA and Europe.   

Imaging the Southern Sky discusses over 150 of the best southern objects to image, including nebulae, galaxies, and planetaries, each one accompanied by a spectacular color image. This book also includes sections on both image capturing and processing techniques and so makes an ideal all-in-one introduction.   

Furthermore, because it contains an in-depth study of how to capture all the objects, many of which are rarely imaged by amateurs and professionals alike, it is also extremely useful for the more advanced imager.  

Visit the official website at and order your copy today!!!

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posted Aug 25, 2011, 12:07 PM by Mike White

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