Shoot the moon [electronic resource] : a complete guide to lunar imaging / Nicolas Dupont-Bloch
- Dupont-Bloch, Nicolas, 1963-
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations
- Cover; Half-title page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introducing lunar imaging; 1.1 Seven ways to shoot the Moon; 1.1.1 Beginners' equipment; 1.1.2 Intermediate equipment; 1.1.3 Advanced equipment; 1.2 The Moon's changing appearance; 1.2.1 Monthly cycles and proper motion; 1.2.2 Apparent diameter variation; 1.2.3 Visibility of lunar features with respect to phase; 1.2.4 Seasonal cycle and altitude variation; 1.2.5 Near-side visibility and librations; 1.2.6 Colongitude; 2 Choosing your imaging equipment; 2.1 Shared, fundamental characteristics
2.2 Optical flaws2.3 Resolving power; 2.4 Photolenses and zooms; 2.5 Refractors for beginners; 2.6 Advanced refractors; 2.7 Reflectors and catadioptric telescopes; 2.8 Mounts, tripods, lunar tracking, and exposure limit; 2.8.1 Lunar imaging with a tripod; motion blurring; 2.8.2 Photo and video tripods; 2.8.3 The Dobsonian mount; 2.8.4 The German-type mount; 2.8.5 Alt-az and equatorial fork mounts; 2.8.6 Power supply; 2.9 Image sensors; 2.9.1 What are CMOS and CCD sensors?; 2.9.2 Readout modes; 2.9.3 Sensor cooling for short exposures?; 2.9.4 Global vs. rolling shutters
2.9.5 Converter resolution2.9.6 High-dynamic-range (HDR) sensors; 2.9.7 Color sensors vs. monochrome sensors; 2.9.8 Sensor format, number of pixels, and resolution; 2.9.9 Sensor efficiency; 2.9.10 The frame-rate dilemma with a planetary camera; 2.9.11 Electric disturbances, computer performance; 2.10 Image and video formats; 2.10.1 JPEG compressed images; 2.10.2 TIFF uncompressed images; 2.10.3 FITS astronomical-format images; 2.10.4 Raw formats (NEF, CR2, MTS …); 2.10.5 Video formats for webcams; 2.10.6 DSLR video modes; 2.10.7 SER astronomical video format; 2.10.8 EXIF data; 2.11 Camcorders
2.12 Webcams2.13 Analog-output video cameras and electronic eyepieces; 2.14 Digital still cameras; 2.14.1 Compact and bridge cameras; 2.14.2 Hybrid and DSLR cameras; 2.14.3 Dimension of the Moon with compact and DSLR cameras; 2.14.4 High dynamic range (HDR) by bracketing; 2.14.5 Choosing the sensitivity and exposure; 2.14.6 Setting the image type; 2.14.7 Focusing with the viewfinder or with LiveView; 2.14.8 Flipping the mirror in advance; 2.15 Planetary and industrial cameras for the Moon; 2.15.1 Planetary cameras; 2.15.2 Industrial cameras; 2.15.3 Camera-to-computer interfaces
3 Adapting your imaging device to the instrument3.1 Digiscopy; 3.1.1 Plan B: digiscopy (or afocal projection); 3.1.2 Digiscopy with camcorder, bridge camera, or compact camera; 3.1.3 Digiscopy with a smartphone; 3.2 Prime-focus imaging; 3.2.1 Some possible back-focus concerns and solutions; 3.2.2 Adapting a DSLR to prime focus; 3.2.3 Adapting a webcam to prime focus; 3.2.4 Adapting a video camera to prime focus; 3.2.5 Adapting a planetary camera to prime focus; 3.3 Imaging with high magnification; 3.3.1 Variable-or constant-ratio magnification with Barlow lens
- Dedicated to modern lunar imaging, this is an in-depth and illustrated guide to capturing impressive images of our nearest neighbour.
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- Includes index.
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