Go Back   IceInSpace > Equipment > Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 16-10-2009, 08:44 PM
ozskywatcher (Paul)
Registered User

ozskywatcher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 110
Recommendation for book / website on DSLR imaging

Hi all,

I have recently purchased a 10 inch Meade schmidt cassegrain telescope on on a Skywatcher GEM mount. My plan is to use a Canon 1000D DSLR with a f 6.3 focal reducer.

Can anyone recommend a good book or website which I can buy / read on how to avoid the pitfalls of getting starting in astrophotography?

Regards,

Paul Floyd.

P.S. As an aside, it has been raining here on and off for the last week since my telescope arrived.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16-10-2009, 09:14 PM
dpastern (Dave Pastern)
PI cult member

dpastern is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,874
I'd recommend Ron Wodaski's "The New CCD Astronomy". Expensive, but quite comprehensive.

https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Product.aspx?ID=6546

Get it whilst you still can, cos it ain't gonna be reprinted apparently...

Dave

edit: I also recommend subscribing here as well - money well spent imho

http://www.astrophotoinsight.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16-10-2009, 09:25 PM
ozskywatcher (Paul)
Registered User

ozskywatcher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 110
Relevant for DSLR imaging?

Dave,

Just out of interest, does the book cover astroimaging with a DSLR?

Regards,

Paul.


Quote:
Originally Posted by dpastern View Post
I'd recommend Ron Wodaski's "The New CCD Astronomy". Expensive, but quite comprehensive.

https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Product.aspx?ID=6546

Get it whilst you still can, cos it ain't gonna be reprinted apparently...

Dave

edit: I also recommend subscribing here as well - money well spent imho

http://www.astrophotoinsight.com/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16-10-2009, 09:49 PM
dpastern (Dave Pastern)
PI cult member

dpastern is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,874
Not really. But many of the basics and advanced topics of astro imaging are covered and it's an invaluable addition to any imagers bookshelves imho. This might be of help to you:

https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Product.aspx?ID=8085

I've heard good things about this CD book as well:

http://www.astropix.com/GADC/INTRO.HTM

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16-10-2009, 10:46 PM
Kimbo's Avatar
Kimbo (Kim)
In Midlife Crisis!

Kimbo is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 49
Hi Paul,

I'm also new to astrophotography & on the very steep learning curve!

I have Ron Wodaski's book 'The New CCD Astronomy' & Jerry Lodriguss' CD book 'A Guide to Astrophotography With Digital SLR Cameras'. They are both quite technical but excellent books. I bought them both from Bintel but you may be able to find them on Amazon etc.

Even though it is expensive I've heard people call Ron Wodaski's book the CCD 'Bible'. It explains the concepts of astrophotography that are relevant to both DSLRs & CCDs. You may find that you move on to CCD photography in the future.


Good luck,

Kim
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17-10-2009, 04:53 AM
Harpspitfire
Registered User

Harpspitfire is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: pittsburgh pa
Posts: 267
seems to me, while a book is nice but expensive- i think a better option is the web- theres PLENTY of valuble info out there to your unique situation- just print out what specifically helps you and make a nice little folder
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17-10-2009, 09:44 AM
Rigel003's Avatar
Rigel003 (Graeme)
Registered User

Rigel003 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 1,038
I'd highly recommend the Jerry Lodriguss CD book. http://www.astropix.com/GADC/GADC.HTM

Well worth the money.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17-10-2009, 02:22 PM
OzRob's Avatar
OzRob (Rob)
Registered User

OzRob is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Thailand
Posts: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimbo View Post
Hi Paul,

I'm also new to astrophotography & on the very steep learning curve!

I have Ron Wodaski's book 'The New CCD Astronomy' & Jerry Lodriguss' CD book 'A Guide to Astrophotography With Digital SLR Cameras'. They are both quite technical but excellent books. I bought them both from Bintel but you may be able to find them on Amazon etc.

Even though it is expensive I've heard people call Ron Wodaski's book the CCD 'Bible'. It explains the concepts of astrophotography that are relevant to both DSLRs & CCDs. You may find that you move on to CCD photography in the future.


Good luck,

Kim
I have both too and both are great.

I only recently got the ebook version of The New CCD Astronomy. I had to send them an email as they have stopped distrubuting both the hardcopy and the ebook. They told me that they stopped publishing the book in December last year. If you want a copy of this book I think you had better do it soon.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-10-2009, 05:55 PM
ozskywatcher (Paul)
Registered User

ozskywatcher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 110
Thanks

Will look into it.

Paul.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Rigel003 View Post
I'd highly recommend the Jerry Lodriguss CD book. http://www.astropix.com/GADC/GADC.HTM

Well worth the money.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17-10-2009, 05:57 PM
ozskywatcher (Paul)
Registered User

ozskywatcher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 110
Is it any good for beginners?

Do you think 'The New CCD Astronomy' is user friendly enough for a beginner?

Paul.



Quote:
Originally Posted by OzRob View Post
I have both too and both are great.

I only recently got the ebook version of The New CCD Astronomy. I had to send them an email as they have stopped distrubuting both the hardcopy and the ebook. They told me that they stopped publishing the book in December last year. If you want a copy of this book I think you had better do it soon.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 17-10-2009, 06:46 PM
OzRob's Avatar
OzRob (Rob)
Registered User

OzRob is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Thailand
Posts: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozskywatcher View Post
Do you think 'The New CCD Astronomy' is user friendly enough for a beginner?

Paul.
There are some free sections so judge for yourself: LINK
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 17-10-2009, 08:11 PM
ozskywatcher (Paul)
Registered User

ozskywatcher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canberra
Posts: 110
Looks very user friendly

Thanks for the link.

Looks like a great book. My credit card is about to get another workout!

Regards,

Paul Floyd.



Quote:
Originally Posted by OzRob View Post
There are some free sections so judge for yourself: LINK
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 04:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Celestron RASA
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
EQ8-R
Advertisement
Star Adventurer
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Astromechanics
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement