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Star Vistas: A Collection of Fine Art Astrophotography Hardcover – 12 Jan 2009

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  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2009 edition (12 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387884351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387884356
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 1.3 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,311,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is a collection of very-high-quality, full-page, true-full-color photographs of deep-sky objects, as beautiful as images produced by space telescopes. It illustrates what can be done by amateur astronomers using commercially available telescopes and cameras and features many deep-sky objects rarely imaged by the major space telescopes. … this title was written for armchair astronomers and general science readers." (Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, 2009)

“You would not be disappointed. In one sense, this is a coffee-table book, full of beautiful pictures … . But when you start to read the text you will begin to discover how remarkable these pictures really are ― they were all taken from a back garden in the New Forest by an (admittedly very dedicated) amateur astrophotographer … . The full-colour images are extremely impressive … . The commentaries are well-written, generally accurate … . Altogether, this is a book to savour ― highly recommended.” (Robert Connon Smith, The Observatory, Vol. 129 (1213), December, 2009) Aus den Rezensionen: “Dieses Buch entstand als Kooperation von zwei außerordentlich talentierten Amateur-Astronomen. Greg Parker machte diese herrlichen Weitwinkel-Aufnahmen von Deep-Sky-Objekten in England, während Noel Carboni diese in den USA meisterhaft nachbearbeitete. ... Zusätzlich sind diese Weitwinkel-Aufnahmen einfach schön, während die großen Teleskope sich auf die Forschung konzentrieren, nicht auf ästhetische Bilder. ... Ein prachtvolles Werk, das so richtig zum Schmökern einlädt ...“ (in: Weltraum Facts, 2008, Vol. 15, Issue 4, S. 24)

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"Confronted by [modern] advances, amateur astronomers - the driving force behind the study of the heavens for much of history - have had to reinvent themselves. Today's 'amateur' is, in fact, a serious professional armed with the latest tools of optics and computers to capture, analyse, catalogue, and disseminate information and images of the night sky (and day sky!). They complement, rather than compete with, the work of major observatories and research scientists. Some areas of study, such as the search for near Earth objects - asteroids and comets - still rely heavily on the efforts of dedicated amateurs. Dr Greg Parker is one such serious amateur." Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"The wonders of the Universe are here! Enjoy!" Dr. Brian May

"This is a book deserving an honoured place every scientific library, amateur or professional." Sir Patrick Moore

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