By now, the charge-coupled device (CCD) camera is well-known to many of Astronomy's readers who take celestial images. But there are still holdouts who prefer the DSLR for its low cost and ease of use. Also, some new imagers aren't sure if a CCD camera is the right choice. To help you understand what's involved if you choose a CCD camera, and to lay the groundwork for future columns that deal with...
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April 2013: Here's a second way to put the Andromeda Galaxy or any other celestial image right where you want it.
Published: February 25, 2013 //
March 2013: Sometimes, your astroimaging goal may be more than meets the eye.
Published: January 28, 2013 //
February 2013: When it comes to the night sky, you can either have fun observing or be serious imaging.
Published: December 21, 2012 //
January 2013: Doing a little more work can turn an ordinary astroimage into a knockout.
Published: November 26, 2012 //
December 2012: Follow these steps to improve any unshapely stars infiltrating your images.
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November 2012: Follow these steps to get CCD-quality astroimages out of your DSLR camera.
Published: September 24, 2012 //
October 2012: Follow these steps to reduce any overly bright and big stars.
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September 2012: Learn from a master the step-by-step process behind creating a beautiful astroimage.
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August 2012: Learn how to tweak the details in your images to achieve a fantastic look.
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