This Third Edition features:
- Expanded focusing guide to cover camera lenses
- Expanded mount in formation to cover ultra portable systems
- Updated balancing instructions for dual telescopes
- Updates to guiding section to include finder-guiders and cameras with built in off axis guiders
From the second edition onwards, there is a section on stand-alone autoguiding solutions such as the Skywatcher Synguider which were not available when the first edition was written.
"Aimed at the beginner to Deep Sky astro-photography, new concepts are explained in plain terms ensuring the reader develops an understanding of the equipment and its use. Advice is based on tried and tested methods aimed at producing acceptable results early on by drawing on my own experiences as a beginner and those whom I have assisted in the past. The logical progression of an imaging session and subsequent post processing of the images is explored in depth in an easy to read and understandable style with numerous illustrations and examples to lead the beginner through to more advanced topics." Steve Richards - Chanctonbury Observatory
"There are many books about astronomical photography, but none quite like this one – at least as far as I know. What Steve Richards has done is to begin at the very beginning. He assumes that his reader has absolutely no prior knowledge, and guides him (or her!) gently through to the stage of being able to take really good photographs. Steve Richards has therefore plugged a notable hole in the literature, and I can appreciate this particularly because I have always been a visual observer rather than a photographer." Patrick Moore