|"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4|
|In the age of CCD chips astrophotography is much
easier now than it was before. The main advantage of CCD
chips opposite to conventional emulsion based photography
is high sensitivity. The result of it is that deep-sky
images can be obtained in a few minutes. Furthermore the
images can be processed by computer.
of astronomy CCD cameras is their high price. But if you
are planetary observer, you can use much more cheaper web
cameras, which sensitivity is sufficient for such bright
objects like planets, Sun and Moon.
When prices of astronomy CCD cameras are above your budget, you have several other possibilities:
Mostly I use my modified webcam (because it offers very comfortable use) and digital camera (higher image quality). Most of my photos in this website were taken by my webcam.
homemade) equipment useful for astrophotography
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Last Update: 10.06.2006