EDITOR'S NOTE: On this page I've included books that I have personally purchased and read and have helped or worked for me. I'll add more as they are updated or new books are published. Remember, there's no one resource that works for everyone. Here's a link to Amazon's Astrophotography listings. I've done the search for you. Just click here.
Also, YouTube is a great resource! One of the cool things about astrophotographers is that they like to network and share!
The Astrophotography Manual: A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Sky ImagingThe Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full astrophotography process, from choosing and using equipment to image capture, calibration, and processing.
Digital SLR Astrophotography (Practical Amateur Astronomy) 2nd EditionDigital SLR cameras have made it easier than ever before to photograph the night sky. Whether you’re a beginner, nature photographer, or serious astronomer, this is the definitive handbook to capturing the heavens. Starting with simple projects for beginners such as cameras on tripods, it then moves onto more advanced projects including telescope photography and methods of astronomical research. With 80% revised and updated material.
Mastering Pix Insight (and the art of Astroimage Processing)"Mastering PixInsight" does much more than covering PixInsight from A to Z. In addition to including the most complete PixInsight Reference Guide on the planet to date, the book takes an intimate look at RBA's huge private repository of countless personal processing tips, "tricks", methods and know-how accrued over more than ten years. Purchase through the author’s website.
The Backyard Astronomer's GuideWith more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, The Backyard Astronomer's Guide is also one of the most beautiful -- and user-friendly -- astronomy books ever produced. But accurate, objective and up-to-date information can be hard to find. Throughout the 1990s, the first edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide established itself as the indispensable reference to the equipment and techniques used by the modern recreational stargazer. Now, authors Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer have produced an expanded and completely updated edition that again sets the standard for accessible and reliable information on one of the world's most popular hobbies.
The Reflector is a publication published by the Astronomical League.
The Astronomical Leagues objective is to promote the science of astronomy
- by fostering astronomical education'
- by providing incentives for astronomical observation and research;
- by assisting communication among amateur astronomical societies.
The Astronomical League is composed of over two hundred and forty local amateur astronomical societies from all across the United States. These organizations, along with our Members-at-Large, Patrons, and Supporting members form one of the largest amateur astronomical organizations in the world.