Really sorry to offer lower rating than others,
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This review is from: How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
The series is great and I had high hopes for this positively-reviewed book, but unfortunately just cannot be that upbeat. The text is generally pretty solid, as long as you expect it be be positioned as a book for relative newcomers. I really liked the several points of encouragement to just get stuck in & enjoy, and not get hung up about complex equipment. I think too often books (and people) can focus on equipment, overshadowing what it should be used for.
Where this falls short is the photos. A few are in colour and yes, I know black and white dominants the night sky (hence the book). But for a book at this price, it is just poor to have so bad a resolution and magnification that quite a lot of the pictures (and hence book overall) has pictures where you struggle to see anything. This is not a concise, low-cost book, presumably in part due to the number of pages with ho-hum photos.
Hence my sorrow in not being more supportive in the great cause of getting people interested in astronomy. I believe the text has been updated in this addition, but overall, there are now better choices out there.
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