Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs [E-Book] / by Martin Mobberley.
Mobberley, Martin, (author)
London : Springer, 1999
XIII, 266 p. 541 illus. online resource.
englisch
9781447105831
10.1007/978-1-4471-0583-1
Practical Astronomy
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 Fundamentals for Beginners
  • Using Low Magnification
  • Using High Magnification
  • Eyepiece Sizes
  • 2 Refractors and Reflectors
  • Achromatic Refractors
  • Apochromatic Refractors
  • Semi-Apochromatic Refractors
  • Refractors or Reflectors?
  • Newtonian Reflectors
  • Long-Focus Newtonians
  • Collimation
  • Dobsonians
  • Buying a Telescope
  • Beginners’ Telescopes
  • Buyer Beware!
  • High-Quality Refractors
  • Apochromats for the Connoisseur
  • Other Telescope Considerations
  • 3 Catadioptrics, Cassegrains and Schmidt-Cassegrains
  • Cassegrains
  • Schmidt-Cassegrains
  • Maksutovs
  • Schiefspieglers
  • 4 Binoculars
  • Stands for Binoculars
  • Image-Stabilised Binoculars
  • 5 Eyepieces
  • Magnification
  • Practical Considerations
  • Comet Seeking
  • Focusing-Tube Diameter
  • Real Field Limitations
  • Popular Commercial Eyepieces
  • High-Definition Eyepieces
  • Barlow Lenses
  • Eyepiece Projection
  • Illuminated-Reticle Eyepieces
  • Commercial Guiding Eyepieces
  • 6 Telescope Mountings
  • The Equatorial Mounting
  • Commercial Telescope Mounting Systems
  • Commercial Drive Systems
  • Home-Made Drives and Unusual Mountings
  • Electronic Drive Design
  • Unusual Mountings
  • Poncet Platforms
  • Alt-azimuth Field De-Rotators
  • 7 Accessories
  • Finders
  • Guide Telescopes
  • Off-Axis Guiders
  • Horses for Courses
  • Photographic Equipment - Film versus CCD
  • Undriven Astrophotography
  • Simple Tracking
  • Dew
  • Film, Meteor-Photography Equipment and Wide-Field Camera Equipment
  • Satellite Trails
  • Medium-Format Cameras
  • Fish-Eye Lenses
  • Developing and Printing
  • Developing Tanks
  • Developing Colour Film
  • Black-and-White Printing
  • Cold Cameras and Film Hypersensitising
  • Camera Interfaces
  • Focusers
  • Commercial Schmidt-Cassegrain Focusing
  • Manual Guiding and Off-Axis Guiders
  • Guiding for Comet Photography
  • A Comet Marathon
  • Coma Correctors
  • A Final Word on Focusers
  • Filters
  • Planetary Filters
  • Deep Sky Filters
  • Comet Filters
  • Photographic Filters
  • Photometric Filters for CCDs
  • Schmidt Cameras and Astrographs
  • 8 Electronic Imaging and the Electronics Revolution
  • CCDs
  • Buying a CCD Camera
  • Starlight Xpress
  • SBIG and Meade
  • Auto-Slewing with a Schmidt-Cassegrain and a CCD Camera
  • SBIG Autoguiding
  • Other Manufacturers
  • Using a CCD Camera
  • Understanding and Processing the Digital Image
  • A Dark Frame
  • Background Brightness
  • Flat-Field
  • Diffraction Focusers
  • Useful Processing Routines
  • Unsharp Masking
  • Deconvolution
  • Median Filters
  • Non-Linear Contrast-Stretch
  • Image Formats
  • Astrometry
  • Photometry
  • 9 Image Processing, Planetarium and Telescope Control Software
  • QMips 1.81 by Christian Buil
  • MIRA AL by Axiom
  • Hidden Image by Sehgal
  • CCD Astrometry
  • Paintshop Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Planetarium Software
  • Planetarium Telescope Control
  • 10 Video Astronomy
  • Image Intensifiers
  • 11 Observatories
  • The Simplest Solution
  • Simple Observatories
  • If It Can Go Wrong
  • Observatory Domes
  • 12 Equipment for Observing the Sun
  • Eyepiece Projection
  • Direct Solar Observation
  • Observing in White Light
  • Seeing
  • Hydrogen-Alpha Equipment
  • Viewing Eclipses
  • 13 Star Atlases and Deep Sky Atlases
  • Appendix 1 Dealers, Bibliography and URLs
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Quality Binocular Mounting Suppliers
  • Societies Worth Joining
  • Internet URLs
  • Books
  • Appendix 2 Photographic and Visual Magnitude Limits.