Matthew DeSipio con Basic Astronomy & The Small Telescope: A Guide to Affordable Astronomy and Astrophotography (English Edition)
Learn how to find and photograph 50+ objects in the night sky using a small telescope and affordable equipment! Includes the moon, the planets, the sun, nebulae, galaxies, clusters, and multiple star systems!
A small telescope is a powerful tool… if you know how to use one. This book walks the reader through the basics of astronomy (the sun, the Earth, the moon, the planets, Kepler’s laws, and more), the basic concepts behind how telescopes work (resolution, magnification, parts & accessories, limitations, and more), and how to observe various astronomical targets through a small telescope (the moon, planets, stars, clusters, galaxies, and nebulae). A brief introduction to smartphone and budget-friendly DSLR astrophotography is also included.
This book will show the reader affordable ways to pursue astronomy and astrophotography. For example, the book discusses "purchasing used equipment", "what you really need to buy", "how to take astrophotographs without tracking", "how to build your own solar filter", "how to build a simple barn door mount", "how to simply build your own telescopes", and other similar topics.
This book also contains a complete messier object table (object, type, season, magnitude, and size), several star/constellation maps, a few moon maps, and other similar tables and data. A great resource for any astronomer! This book is 280 pages long (6"x9") and includes author-generated images to keep the price of the book to a minimum.
Please note: This book was written for and designed for paperback versions. Formatting may be awkward in ebook format!