By Ian Morison

An Amateur's advisor to staring at and Imaging the Heavens is a hugely entire guidebook that bridges the distance among the newcomers' and hobbyists' books and the numerous specialized and subject-specific texts for extra complicated beginner astronomers. Written by means of an skilled astronomer and educator, the e-book is a one-stop reference offering huge details and recommendation approximately watching and imaging gear, with distinctive examples exhibiting how most sensible to take advantage of them. as well as offering in-depth wisdom approximately all kinds of astronomical telescope and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, chapters supply recommendation on making visible observations of the solar, Moon, planets, stars and galaxies. all kinds of recent astronomical imaging are lined, with step by step info given at the use of DSLRs and web-cams for sun, lunar and planetary imaging and using DSLRs and cooled CCD cameras for deep sky imaging.

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When observing visually, the eye is often able to accommodate this and some eyepieces may even apply some correction so that the whole field of view can appear sharp. Refractors of longer focal length will suffer less from this problem. It can, however, be a real problem for astro-imagers, as their sensors are perfectly flat. The smaller the sensor and the longer the focal length the less of a problem this is, and my FS102 of 816-mm focal length gives excellent stellar images across the size of an APSC-size sensor.

However, RA is not measured in degrees but in time, with 24 hours equivalent to 360 degrees. So the celestial sphere is split into 24 segments, each of 1 hour and the equivalent of 15 degrees around the celestial equator. Angular Measure A great circle measures 360 degrees in angular extent. Each degree is divided into 60 arc minutes. Each arc minute is divided into 60 arc seconds. There are then 3,600 arc seconds in 1 degree. 0 degrees), you might be surprised to find that it is not in Aries, but in the adjacent constellation Pisces.

It can, however, be a real problem for astro-imagers, as their sensors are perfectly flat. The smaller the sensor and the longer the focal length the less of a problem this is, and my FS102 of 816-mm focal length gives excellent stellar images across the size of an APSC-size sensor. To achieve wide-field images, refractors of shorter focal length are required, and for many it may be necessary to add a field flattener prior to the DSLR or CCD camera. Field flatteners are often made specifically for an individual refractor, but some will work well with, for example, all 80-mm-aperture refractors with focal ratios close to f6.