Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky

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The purpose of the Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky is to serve as a reference and, hopefully, inspiration for when you are thinking about "what should I photograph in the sky tonight?"

This book will provide you with examples of beautiful objects in the deep-sky that you can shoot with your own equipment. It will tell you which objects are best placed for shooting when you plan to go out.

Please see our video demonstration to learn more about the features of the book.

It contains more than 500 objects in the master list, including the best and most interesting:

Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky
 

The Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky has images of more than 275 of these objects that are visible from the Northern Hemisphere. Each is described in detail on individual object pages.

This work started as a set of informal notes to myself for interesting objects to photograph in the deep sky. When I decided to put it into a book to help other astrophotographers, I wanted to produce a set of color images with the latest information on the most interesting and photogenic deep-sky objects.

This book is written in HTML, the code for web pages, and utilizes javascript, so that it offers unique features such as image maps, mouse-overs and a search engine that you can't get in a traditional printed book.

"Jerry has done it again!

"The Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky is really a ground-breaking book!

"I have been looking at planning tools for a long time to plan my DSLR astro imaging sessions and this is just what I need. I can't imagine all the time and work you must have put into it. The constellation maps where you can click on objects to see an image is BRILLIANT!! "

           - Gary Honis

The Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky is not a how-to book that will tell you how to take astrophotos or process them, as I have covered those subjects in detail in my previous books.

I have included most of the largest and brightest objects visible from the northern hemisphere, and also a couple of southern hemisphere gems. I've also included a few really faint and challenging objects that nevertheless make wonderful subjects.

Almost all of the images in this book were shot with DSLR cameras with exposures that range from a few minutes to several hours.

By looking at the details accompanying each image you will know what focal length it was shot with, and the exposure and sky brightness information will give you an idea of where you can start based on your own equipment and sky conditions.

This book will take you on a journey into space with clear and concise explanations of the remarkably beautiful objects that you can photograph in the heavens.

You will see the majesty of these celestial marvels that you too can capture in your images.


 

 


 

Book Organization

This book is organized so that you can find an object by the different methods listed below.

The book also contains a local sidereal time calculator. This will tell you the local sidereal time, which is equivalent to the right ascension that is transiting the meridian at that time. This information will tell you which objects will be highest in the sky and best placed for photography while you are out at the scope.

 

 


Imagine a cold front has come through and cleared the clouds out the sky, and every forecast is calling for clear skies tonight. It's near new Moon, so the Moon won't be a problem. Best of all, you've got tomorrow off, so you can go out tonight to do some deep-sky astrophotography. You just got that new lens or scope or camera, and you've been dying to try it out.

But, you're not quite sure what deep-sky object you want to shoot tonight. Well, this is the book you have been looking for! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced astrophotographer, this book will help you find something great to shoot.

Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky

Please see our video demonstration to learn more about the features of the book.

The book works by two different basic methods. Objects can be browsed visually (for those visual right-brain type of people), and by list or search (for those verbal, left-brained folks). Or, you can combine both methods if you dare!

Check out our video demonstration to learn more about how the book works.

You can sort objects in the master list by right ascension, or you can browse by constellation or view thumbnails of each object sorted by season, with the thumbnails linking to a larger image with much more information about that object.

By looking at the information included with each image you will know what focal length it was shot with, and the exposure and sky brightness reading will give you an idea of where you can start based on your own equipment and sky conditions.

You could look all over the internet and find images like this, but what makes this book valuable is that you get them collected all in one place, organized and edited into a coherent, easy-to-search, and use, format, put together by an expert you can trust.

Make a commitment to your astrophotography! You've invested a lot of hard work to earn the money to buy your DSLR and telescope equipment, so don't waste its potential. Get inspired and go out and take some pictures!

 
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