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Skyshooting - Photography For Amateur Astronomers
Skyshooting - Photography For Amateur Astronomers Author:R. Newton Mayall and Margaret W. Mayall Amateur astronomers and stargazers who have wanted to record what they see and enjoy, as well as camera enthusiasts looking for new worlds to conquer will find this book a valuable source of information. The authors' own experiences have made them vividly aware that material on sky photographing has been woefully limited and much too technical. ... more »By combining their interests in astronomy with an expert knowledge of photography and photographic equipment, they have written a book designed to get anyone properly started as a skyshooter.
Mr. and Mrs. Mayall show how the amateur skyshooter, equipped with an ordinary camera and easily-built mounting equipment, can photograph aurorae, meteors, stars, comets, clusters and nebulae, the sun, moon, and planets. They begin with instructions for recording star trails and making constellation drawings, which can be done with snapshot exposures using even the simplest cameras. For scopes and cameras, lenses, shutters, plates, films, developing, printing, enlarging and mounting as well as background information on astronomy and observatories. All photographic instructions are detailed and specific, and technical data such as optical references and formulae are easily comprehended.
The beginner is further encouraged by the inclusion of numerous photographs of the heavens, all but four of which were done by amateurs. The Mayalls have added three new chapters for this edition providing additional material on cameras and more sophisticated equipment for the advanced amateur, and on phenomena seen in the sky at daylight.« less