Processing Compendium


Sean Walker
World-class astrophotographer Robert Gendler has compiled the most up-to-date image-processing tutorials in his new book Lessons from the Masters: Current Concepts in Astronomical Image Processing (Springer, $44.99). Gendler has gathered the best astrophotographers from around the world to contribute, and they each share their cutting-edge techniques for processing every genre of astronomical photographs. Imaging luminaries — including Babak Tafreshi, Damian Peach, and R. Jay GaBany — describe in individual chapters their specific workflows using current equipment and processing software. Subjects range from skyscapes, solar system objects, and deep-sky images captured with DSLRs to CCD cameras to high-speed videos. Springer, ISBN 978-1-4614-7833-1 paperback, 378 pages.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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