Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Books to help understand astroimaging?

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 NMJim

NMJim

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: 21 Sep 2020
  • Loc: New Mexico

Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:06 PM

I have a NexImage 10 and for me many of the topics and terms used in iCap are new. Is there a decent book available that will teach me the details? 
 

I’ve found the web site and planetary imaging tutorials on YouTube developed by wwgeb, but I’m really a manual-type guy probably caused by using AutoCAD. I want to jump into DSO imaging, and so I’m looking for the best book references I can find.

 

Any suggestions? I would appreciate the help.

 

 



#2 Napp

Napp

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 3,384
  • Joined: 26 Jul 2015
  • Loc: Northeast Florida, USA

Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:26 PM

The Deep-sky Imaging Primer, Second Edition by Charles Bracken


  • ac4lt, Jethro7 and GazingOli like this

#3 Jim R

Jim R

    Messenger

  • *****
  • Posts: 412
  • Joined: 20 Jul 2017

Posted 26 July 2021 - 11:30 PM

+1

#4 GazingOli

GazingOli

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 617
  • Joined: 13 Oct 2019
  • Loc: Stuttgart GERMANY

Posted 27 July 2021 - 03:16 AM

+1

 

CS.Oli



#5 alphatripleplus

alphatripleplus

    World Controller

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 125,366
  • Joined: 09 Mar 2012
  • Loc: Georgia

Posted 27 July 2021 - 06:28 AM

Moving from EAA to Beginning Deep Sky Imaging for a better fit.


  • DSO_Viewer likes this

#6 Yambo

Yambo

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 15
  • Joined: 13 Mar 2021
  • Loc: S.W Turkey

Posted 27 July 2021 - 06:36 AM

The Deep-sky Imaging Primer, Second Edition by Charles Bracken

 

I have this book and I can't recommend it (enough!).

 

I didn't realise that there was so much I had to learn and understand. I'm hoping it's not too late in life for it to help my competence. 



#7 GaryShaw

GaryShaw

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,311
  • Joined: 28 Nov 2017
  • Loc: Massachusetts / Wyoming

Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:12 AM

I’ve heard this book is 4-5 years old and is limited to ccd and dslr cameras. Is the content still as relevant and valuable in the age of cmos…?

 

just wondering…

cheers

Gary



#8 bobzeq25

bobzeq25

    ISS

  • *****
  • Posts: 25,653
  • Joined: 27 Oct 2014

Posted 27 July 2021 - 10:27 AM

I’ve heard this book is 4-5 years old and is limited to ccd and dslr cameras. Is the content still as relevant and valuable in the age of cmos…?

 

just wondering…

cheers

Gary

Yes.  Even the first chapter on ISO transfers nicely.  You just replace the word ISO with "gain", and it's all good.

 

The next step up (it's a big one <smile>).

 

https://www.amazon.c...h/dp/1138055360



#9 RazvanUnderStars

RazvanUnderStars

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,358
  • Joined: 15 Jul 2014
  • Loc: Toronto, Canada

Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:59 PM

Indeed, I would recommend both books. In fact, reading at least one of them beforehand will save a lot of frustration in practice - astrophotography is the field of a 1000 details that can go wrong. Having a good conceptual base will reduce them to a more manageable number :)

 

As Bob suggested, start with Bracken's, it's an excellent first pass and when you want a more in-depth coverage of some topics (I think it's very advisable), read this second one. Afterwards, you can get even more details in narrower topics online (such as Jon Rista's articles on noise reduction or the mathematics of image integration, as documented by PixInsight).

 

 

The next step up (it's a big one <smile>).

 

https://www.amazon.c...h/dp/1138055360




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics