Video Astronomy - Sky & Telescope 2000
Steve Massey, Tom Dobbins & Eric Douglas
Started on the original published title way back in 1998 and it was released in 2000. Video Astronomy is a beginners reference guide to using CCTV based CCD cameras for imaging the brightest object like the planets, meteors, the Sun and Moon. It includes all the practical information needed to understand the basic of this technology, its application as a useful tool in astronomy plus how to make your own astro-camera from cheaply available CCTV components found in some consumer hobby electronics stores. It was a sell out world-wide.
Video Astronomy (revised edition 2004)
Steve Massey, Tom Dobbins & Eric Douglass
Even as we were going to press with the first edition, advances in Video camera technology were transforming video astronomy as we knew it. After the sell-out first edition, the more popular revised edition was released in 2004.
I added several updates to the first edition to cover these amazing advances including the new evolvement of onboard image accumulation camera technology saw video truly enter the deep-sky capable realm. We were deeply gratified to find that this title has been referenced as the bible of video astronomy in many other books published around the world.
Deep Sky Video Astronomy the ultimate bible of Deep-Sky videography techniques.
Steve Massey & Steve Quirk - Springer-Verlag
An in depth guide to the wonderful world of modern video CCD technology and how it is used to image faint deep sky targets with basic telescopes from the backyard. Plus in-depth image processing procedures to get the best out of your video images.
Published in 2009 and re-printed in 2011, our aim in this in depth title is to answer the most common questions we are bombarded with from fellow Video Astro Photographers. Rather than a glossy overview we decided to make this one a true hands-on practical guide within the Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy series. It includes detailed insight into modern frame accumulation video technology and how to process your images to ensure you reveal the finest detail in those images. It is the next step level, practical video astronomy reference for modern day videographers.
The Night Sky
by Steve Massey - New Holland Publishers
An introductory guide to observing the Sun, Moon & Planets.
Published in 2003, this book came about from my own deep interest in the planets and the exciting views they reveal even in common small telescopes. But, I specifically wanted something specifically geared toward Southern Hemisphere observers. After 3 publisher offers New Holland were the most committed to this small market. Sold in Australia & New Zealand their gamble paid off selling over 6000 copies in 2 years. Many amateurs I meet today have told of how this book brought them to a new interest and hobby.
The Night Sky ( 2nd edition )
After the huge success of the first edition, the second edition was released in 2007. Including many new images taken with modest backyard telescopes, the book also required updates including the removal of poor old Pluto from being classified as a planet and the inclusion of several new small worlds beyond it.
Along with other updates, I also included of the a striking amateur recording of a comet impact at Jupiter captured by Australian amateur planetary observer Anthony Wesley.
Exploring the Moon
Steve Massey - New Holland Publishers
Published in 2004, Exploring the Moon is a introductory guide to observing our closest celestial neighbour. This title evolved from the publishers request and a need for a locally written and published, compact Southern Hemisphere guide for those of us fascinated by the Moon and its magnificent features so readily seen in any small telescope. The Moon was the first vista I peered across as a 9 year old starting my celestial journey in 1972.
Sold throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.S.A, Exploring the Moon has been a successful title with a personalised, night-by-night view of our wonderful and sometimes underrated Moon.
Exploring the Moon (Tasco Edition)
With its local and overseas success, Exploring the Moon was also produced as a starters guide for Tasco telescopes to help those staring on their first telescope journey exploring our nearest celestial neighbour.
Atlas of the Southern Night Sky
( 5th edition )
Steve Massey & Steve Quirk - New Holland Publishers
In its 5th Edition, this hugely successful title is both a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference guide for Southern Hemisphere star gazers. It includes constellation maps with deep sky objects, lunar maps, guides to planetary observing, astrophotography, basic image processing and more.
I'd always wanted to do a book of this nature since us southerners had been flooded by so many overseas titles for too long. Simply tired of seeing so many northern hem titles in book shops that were cluttered with deep-sky objects many of which are simply way beyond the reach of the common urban telescope owners. We needed something written and published for down-under observers with a realistic approach for beginners to intermediate.
It was a mission to produce I have to say, but a sincere joy and honor to work on with long time friend Steve Quirk. The first edition was published in 2007 and our aim for this beautifully produced hard cover book was to provide almost everything a newcomer to the hobby of astronomy would need combined with realistically observable celestial objects which are featured in the maps and chapters throughout. Atlas of the Southern Night Sky has been one of the most successful Australian produced astronomy books of its kind and earned its place into the text and references of several other overseas produced titles as the most highly recommended reference guide to the southern hemisphere.
How Does the Night Sky Work
Steve Massey - New Holland Publishers
An easy-to-read introduction to the wonders of our universe mainly for young enquiring minds. This hard back book was written at the request of the publisher to inspire young people about the wonders of the universe that surrounds us. May adults have said they enjoyed learning while reading this books to there kids and even bought a telescope as a result.
Space, Stars and Planets
Steve Massey - Young Reed Publishers
Space Stars and Planets is a BIG hard back picture book filled with many inspiring images and science information to feed the young enquiring mind.
It has featured as a science prize in many public schools across Australia and continues to be a highly borrowed library book despite now being out-of-print.
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