Acquisition Systems

We are never far from a microprocessor. Astrophotography is no different and there are many different uses of computers to create sophisticated acquisition systems.

Wherever we look, computers and software pervade modern life. Astrophotography is not exempt and even if the user is simply using traditional photographic equipment, they will undoubtedly be using a computer and image processing software to enhance their images. Astronomy software options are expanding and becoming ever more sophisticated, at a rate to rival that of the digital camera revolution in the last decade. This chapter is an overview of what software can achieve, some of the terminology and the considerations and choices open to you. Image processing ...

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