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Old 31-08-2023, 05:07 PM
astroimagery (Karl)
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What are your favourite books on astronomy/ astrophotography?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on what books you recommend for astronomy and astrophotography and why you liked them.

I'm asking because I'd like to add some book ideas/ reviews from experienced astro people on my website AstroImagery.com

Thanks in advance to anyone helping out with this.

Look forward to reading your suggestions.

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Old 03-09-2023, 05:35 PM
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Atlas of the Southern Night Sky ( fifth edition)
By Steve Massey and Steve Quirk

Great book and resource for both observer and imager

I could list so many more but this one is excellent !!
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One of my favourites is more an entertainment/history book.

"Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe" by Alan Hirshfeld

This book is mainly directed towards the history & development of photography as a tool for astronomy & the exploration of the universe, covering from the early 19th century and the development of the first camera (daguerreatype) to Hubble's discoveries using photographic plates in the 20th. It discusses the developments not only in photography, but also the technological advancements of telescopes, mounting systems & other areas of science that were able to be expanded upon by the use of cameras for astronomy - spectroscopy for example.

An informing & entertaining narrative on the developmental stages of astrophotography and how it led to what is now called astrophysics.

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