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Astrophotography books

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Hi,

I'd like to buy some astrophotography books. I dont mind too much what the book is, just so long as it's good and can teach me about the fine art a little bit more.

 

In particular any books related to pre and post processing, for example the new astro zone system.

I wouldn't mind if its book related to capture, but like I said more interested in the processing part.

If you are not keen to sell, I'd also be happy to discuss borrowing.

 

Thanks,

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You have to get hold of "Making Every Photon Count". A true beginners Bible. There, have I said it before anyone else?

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It's by Steve Richards who posts on here as"steppenwolf". If you're starting out it can't be bettered either for content or ease of understanding. 

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Yeah

8 hours ago, Dave Lloyd said:

You have to get hold of "Making Every Photon Count". A true beginners Bible. There, have I said it before anyone else?

Its what got me to.where I am. It's a really great book and explains things so well.

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I have found a few books have been useful for processing..........

Steve Richards - Dark Art or Magic Bullet https://www.firstlightoptics.com/books/dark-art-or-magic-bullet-steve-richards.html

Ron Wodaski - The NewAstro Zone System for Astro Imaging - You'll have to keep an eye out for this second hand.

Beyond this, I found that the biggest jump in my processing actually came in sitting with someone who can talk you through what is being done and why. It's a very touchy feely process and what works for one image won't always work the same for another.

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The Deep Sky Imaging Primer by Charles Bracken is worth a look.

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