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Astrophotography Information

Following Alan Tough's successful talk in May 2006 on Digital Astrophotography, he has provided the following information on books, websites and magazines that you may find useful (most items have a link attached to them for your information). If you require any further information, please contact Alan Tough directly.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Philip's Astrophotography - H.J.P Arnold
Introduction to Digital Astrophotography - Robert Reeves, Willmann-Bell
The Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing - Richard Berry, James Burnell, Willimann-Bell. Bundled with AIP4Win image processing software.
e-book: Photoshop for Astrophotographers - Jerry Lodriguss

WEBSITES WITH GALLERIES
Highland's Astronomical Society - www.spacegazer.com
Space Weather - www.spaceweather.com
Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) - http://epod.usra.edu/
Space - www.space.com
British Astronomical Association - http://www.britastro.org/baa/

MAGAZINES WITH GALLERIES
Astronomy Now (UK)
Sky and Telescope (USA)
Astronomy (USA)
Astronomy and Space (Magazine of Astronomy Ireland)

IMAGE PROCESSING SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop - Elements 7.0 or CS
Irfan View (free file viewer)
PixInsight LE V1.0 (freeware)
The GIMP
IRIS (free)

CAMERAS FOR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Canon
Hutech Astronomical Products (modified Canon cameras)
Nikon

DIGITAL CAMERA ADAPTERS
ScopeTronix
Orion Optics