Imaging the Southern Sky

Imaging the Southern Sky
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
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This book is useful far beyond pure imaging as the title suggests.  Anyone who has their first telescope and wonders what to point it at can use this as a reference.  Each area of the sky is taken in turn, with objects from the very easy to the technically difficult covered in a detailed how-to. 

From the reviews: "The book is a compendious colour atlas of all that is glamorous south of the celestial equator. ... This volume should be on the shelves of any amateur astronomers who aspire to produce professional-standard images, whether they live north or south of the equator. And for casual stargazers, it doubles as an excellent guide to the southern hemisphere's most sumptuous star clusters. Highly recommended." (Fred Watson, The Observatory, Vol. 134 (1239), April, 2014)

Paperback: 415 pages, 169 colour illustrations.

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