The Ultimate Guide to Photographing the Universe Equipped with CCD cameras, modern telescopes and tracking technology, namely equatorial mounts and autoguiders, the modern amateur imager is able to create exquisite portraits of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and much more from their back garden observatories. In this 132-page special edition, astrophotographer Nik Szymanek guides you through everything you need to take your own pictures of deep sky objects. A brief introduction to equipment is followed by detailed tutorials explaining how to extract every bit of fine detail from your own data using programs like Adobe Photoshop and Maxim DL. Illustrated throughout with full colour images this book will show how to eliminate light pollution, take calibration frames to maximise your data quality, improve your equipment’s performance and produce stunning images of the night sky.