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Astrophotography With The Schmidt Telescope

Astrophotography With The Schmidt Telescope
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Astrophotography With The Schmidt Telescope

Siegfried Marx & Werner Pfau

Cambridge University Press



The objective of this book is to present a photograph collection of astronomical objects taken with large Schmidt telescopes. It incorporates material from not only the telescope at the Karl-Schwarzschild-Observatory at Tautenberg, but also the telescopes at the Anglo-Australian Observatory and the European Southern Observatory. The Schmidt telescope is a special photographic telescope that uses a spherical, rather than a parabolic, main mirror. This results in an extremely large field of view and good resolution. The book contains photographs of galactic nebulae of different species, galactic and globular clusters of stars, stellar fields, external galaxies, and comets. Facing each photograph is a text page introducing the object to the reader and explaining its appearance, characteristic data, and its physical nature. The authors also provide extensive information on the history of the astronomical telescope, the Schmidt telescope, and the life of its inventor, Bernhard Schmidt. Astrophotography with the Schmidt Telescope presents scientific facts in a readable, enjoyable format. All who are interested in astronomy, the natural sciences, and history will enjoy this book, whether specialists or nonspecialists in the field. Originally published by Urania Verlag, Leipzig.


TitelAstrophotography With The Schmidt Telescope
AuteurSiegfried Marx & Werner Pfau
UitgeverCambridge University Press
Verschenen in1992
ISBN 100521395496
ISBN 139780521395496
Afmetingen11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inches
Gewicht2 pounds


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