THE CCD CAMERA COOKBOOK, by Richard Berry et al., 176 pages, softbound, published 1993. The book covers a general introduction and explanation of how a CCD camera works. It then goes through the building of: the power supply, the camera head assembly, the coolant system and the camera software. The text comes with software that work with PC-compatible computers (XT’s through 486DX’s). BERRY6417
CCD ASTRONOMY: CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF AN ASTRONOMICAL CCD CAMERA, by Christian Buil, 321 pages, hardbound, published 1991. The book starts with the principles and performance of the CCD, then continues with topics on the electronics of a CCD camera, cooling the CCD, image processing and operating a CCD camera. It also has information on linear arrays and the sources of components. BUIL6298
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Featuring the fx system of Exposure Determination, by Barry Gordon, 206 pages, softbound, published 1985. The book is written to help an amateur photographer/astronomer grasp the essential techniques to photographing the heavens. It covers the elements of exposure, emulsions, image size, trailing a moving object, and the hardware required. It blends in the fx system of exposure determination.


ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY II, Featuring the Techniques of the European Amateur, by Patrick Martinez, 174 pages, hardbound, published 1987. The book is very comprehensive. It lays a foundation to understanding the optical systems that exist. It starts with an overview of taking direct photographs with a camera and then with the assistance of a telescope. It covers films, developers and filters. It discusses planetary, solar and faint-object photography in detail. It concludes with special techniques and an overview of equipment.


INTRODUCTION TO OBSERVING AND PHOTOGRAPHING THE SOLAR SYSTEM, A Practical Guide for the Amateur Astronomer, by Dobbins, Parker and Capen, 215 pages, hardbound, published 1988. The book walks you through the use of telescopes and observing techniques in general and then in greater depth with respect to the plants in our solar system and our moon. It covers comets and other activities that occur from time to time during observations. It devotes the last section of the book covering the equipment that can be used to meet the photographers expectations.