CCD Resource and Reading List
This page is a work in progress. Please help by suggesting more resources and reading material.
The idea is to assemble a list of freely available knowledge on CCD observing, image processing and related products from the Internet. If you know of any interesting or valuable resources we should include here email Mike Simonsen with links, urls, book titles, etc.
(remember to order them from Amazon.com through our website. 5% of the purchase price will be donated to AAVSO!)
There are many other books with reviews in the AAVSO Variable Star Bookstore that may not specifically relate to CCD observing, but are about variable star related subjects.
Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides) by Roger Dymock
Astronomical Photometry: Past, Present, and Future (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by Eugene F. Milone and C. Sterken
Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing with CD ROM (AIP4Win), 2nd Edition, Hardcover Book by Berry & Burnell
Handbook of CCD Astronomy, 2nd Edition (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers) by Steve B. Howell
A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis (Springer) by Brian D. Warner
Introduction to Astronomical Photometry (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers) by Edwin Budding and Osman Demircan
Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Gerald R. Hubbell
A Practical Guide to CCD Astronomy (Practical Astronomy handbook Series), Patrick Martinez and Alain Klotz (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
The Art and Science of CCD Astronomy (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series), David Ratledge (Ed.) (1998)
Astronomical Photometry (Willmann-Bell) by Arne Henden and Ronald Kaitchuck
Photoelectric Photometry of Variable Stars (Willmann-Bell) by Douglas Hall and Russell Genet
The New CCD Astronomy (New Astronomy Press) by Ron Wodasky
Handbook of practical Astronomy by Günter D. Roth
The Sky is Your Laboratory by Robert Buchheim
To Measure the Sky: An Introduction to Observational Astronomy by Frederick R. Chromey
Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science by Andrew J. Norton
Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Them (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Martin Mobberley
Supernovae: and How to Observe Them (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Martin Mobberley
Eclipsing Binary Stars: Modeling and Analysis by Josef Kallrath & Eugene F. Milone
Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Ken Harrison
Grating Spectroscopes and How to Use Them (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Ken Harrison
Practical Amateur Spectroscopy (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Stephen F. Tonkin
Astrophysics is Easy! (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Michael Inglis
Observer’s Guide to Stellar Evolution The Birth, Life and Death of Stars (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Michael Inglis
Starlight An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Keith Robinson
Real Astronomy with Small Telescopes Step-by-Step Activities for Discovery (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Michael Gainer
Good data, good science: simple advice for better CCD photometry, Matt Templeton, 2012
CCD Photometry by E. Norman Walker BAAVSS
AstroPhotographs page by Bruce Gary has articles on all sky and differential photometry
Photometry Transformation Coefficients, Gordon Sarty, 2008.
CCD Transformation Coefficients by Priscilla Benson, 1993.
Computing and Using CCD Transformation Coefficients, Lou Cohen, 2002.
A Users Guide to Stellar CCD Photometry with IRAF, P. Massey 1992
An Introduction to Astronomical Photometry Using CCDs, William Romanishin (Oct 2006)
Exoplanet Observing for Amateurs, Bruce L. Gary (2010)
VPHOT (free with AAVSO membership)
Books/Blogs/Discussions (and video!)
Another way to get a pile of resources is to use google search for books, blogs, discussions (and video!)
Search Google (CCD observing image processing photometry astronomy)
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