Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
By Kadri
Budget Astrophotography by Timothy J. Jensen

This book lures the reader in with the promise of getting away with not too expensive observation and imaging equipment and then leads them on to things that would be quite difficult to acquire on a tight budget.

The book itself is very informative - you don't just learn about how a telescope works and how to set it up, you also find out how your DSLR works, how to find the objects you're looking for and how to go about photographing them.

I was quite surprised by the later chapters however, as they were definitely not what I expected to find, as the reader will meet up with some rather advanced imaging and image processing. It is of-course good, as when starting out, you'd try out the easier objects and try to photograph the Moon and some other objects in main focus or use the ocular projection and only then move on to objects you'd need to track, that is of-course where you'd need more challenging objects and also different techniques  - so unlike some books on astrophotography, it won't give you just the basics and an idea of where and how to start with this exciting hobby, but rather it shows you where you might want to get to next.

You can follow the book step-by-step and with a clear dark sky and the necessary equipment, you'll certainly get some nice photos of the night sky.

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