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Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images: A Guide for Practical Astronomers (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) [Paperback]

Grant Privett
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

1. The myriad advantages of image processing (introduction)

2. Choosing a camera

3. Acquiring images (and choosing software)

4. Displaying images

5. Image reduction

Flat fields

Dark subtraction

Image transformations

Image stacking

Image mosaicing

Image scaling and histograms

Background gradients

6. Image enhancement

Image sharpening

Image unsharp masking

Image deconvolution

7. Handling colour images

Achieving colour balance

CMY or RGB?

Other problems

8. Handling image sequences and webcams

Image acquisition

Image quality techniques

Automated image processing

9. What is best for…

Planets

Deep Sky

Widefield imaging

10. The pitfalls

11. Postscript

Notes on image contributors

Appendices

Software

Hardware + Software Suppliers

References

Further reading

Index

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