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Shoot the Moon
A Complete Guide to Lunar Imaging

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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107548442

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  • The Moon boasts an unexpected variety of landscapes - including volcanic features, sinuous valleys and ghost craters - which are readily visible from Earth. This practical guide explains and demonstrates how you can capture impressive images of our nearest neighbour in space using a variety of different techniques. As the first guide to be dedicated to modern lunar imaging, this volume offers an in-depth and illustrated approach to common optics, the essentials of digital images, imaging devices, and image processing software. Even in light-polluted areas, the countless features and finest details of the Moon can be captured by following the instructions in this comprehensive and accessible guide. Covering equipment ranging from smartphones and DSLRs to specialist planetary cameras, whether you are a novice without a telescope, an amateur developing your skills in imaging, or an experienced astrophotographer, you will benefit from the hints, insights and expertise within.

    • The first and only modern guide dedicated to all forms of digital lunar imaging, replete with numerous techniques, hints and tips
    • Describes how to use equipment from everyday technology, such as your smartphone or DSLR (with and without a tripod and telescope), through to specialized lunar and planetary CCD cameras mounted onto common types of amateur-level scope
    • Guides you through all types of imaging the Moon, from wide-angle views and lunar eclipses to highly magnified close-up views, with in-depth guides on getting the best resolution for your equipment and Moon-specific image stacking and processing
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    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107548442
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 153 b/w illus. 77 colour illus. 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introducing lunar imaging
    2. Choosing your imaging equipment
    3. Adapting your image device to the instrument
    4. Tuning your telescope for lunar imaging
    5. Wide-field, lunar imaging
    6. High-resolution, lunar imaging
    7. Essential image processing
    8. Advanced image processing
    9. Making 3D lunar images
    10. Measuring and identifying lunar features
    11. Photogenic features of the Moon
    12. Naming, archiving, printing and sharing lunar images
    Appendix: maps of the Moon, Lunar 100 and other targets
    Web pages, books and freeware for the Moon
    Figure data
    Index.

  • Author

    Nicolas Dupont-Bloch
    Nicolas Dupont-Bloch is an amateur astronomer based in Sautron, near Nantes, France. He has previously published two books in French and has translated a third into English. Many of his images have been showcased in Astronomie magazine and chosen as the Lunar Picture of the Day (LPOD). This is his first English astrophotography guide.

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