Simple Digital Photography

  • Philip Pugh
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


As you look through the pictures in the monthly magazines, it is easy to admire the many wonderful amateur images of distant galaxies yet also feel a sense of defeat at not being able to do anything as good. On the one hand, it is true that you need a lot of time and equipment to do these, although Anthony Glover in the final chapter shows that it might be more feasible than you think.

On the other hand, you can try the simple approach instead, at least at first. It may not be possible to be able to produce deep sky images of near-professional quality, but you can produce some pleasing photographs using very simple (and inexpensive) equipment. All you need is to find an object visually, place a digital camera at the eyepiece, and then click.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Pugh
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  1. 1.Institute of Technical and Scientific CommunicatorsChippenhemUK

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