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This book on CD-ROM is a practical guide to astrophotography with digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. It explains how digital cameras work and everything you need to know about how to take astrophotos with them. It also tells you how to process the images after you have shot them, with step-by-step directions that will produce beautiful results. With this book you will discover how easy it is to shoot the Sun, Moon, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and other celestial objects. Use your DSLR camera to shoot through your telescope. Determine the correct exposure and ISO to use for your astrophotos. Focus your camera for razor-sharp images. Take short exposures of deep-sky objects and combine them into a longer exposure. Shoot raw format images and improve them with support frames for calibration. Perform brightness, contrast and color correction. Correct uneven illumination and vignetting. More than 100 Minutes of video tutorials with step-by-step instructions for complete image procesing and enhancement of both JPEG and Raw images are included on the CD-ROM. The original image files used in the tutorials are also included for you to practice with. Low-noise DSLR cameras have opened up an exciting new world of digital astrophotography. These cameras are capable of taking remarkably beautiful images of celestial objects. With this book you can become a master at astrophotography with a DSLR camera!
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Jerry Lodriguss is a professional photographer and expert in astrophotography and digital image processing who has been taking astrophotos for more than 30 years. His articles on Photoshop, digital processing and astrophotography have been published in Sky and Telescope, and Astronomy magazines. His astronomical photography has appeared in books and magazines all over the world. He is the author of two previous books: "Photoshop for Astrophotographers - A guide to Digital Correction and Enhancement Techniques for Astrophotos" and "Catching the Light - A Beginners Guide to the Wonders of the Cosmos."
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