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AstroPhoto Insight Magazine December 2008 issues
« on: 17:41:30, 12 December, 2008 »
Once again, we have published TWO issues of AstroPhoto Insight Magazine: our typical December issue available in standard and enhanced editions, PLUS our second annual Hardware Edition. This year's Hardware Edition includes the specifications on 124 imaging camera from all the major vendors. The December 2008 issue of AstroPhoto Insight is a free download to registered users for a limited time. The Hardware Edition is free to Platinum Members and is available for purchase by registered readers.

The December 2008 Enhanced Edition includes a short video illustrating Photoshop CS4's smooth panning and scrolling, and the video animation presented by Chris Ford, Director of Renderman at Pixar, at this year's Advanced Imaging Conference.

December 2008 issue (Volume 4, Issue 6)
In this issue you'll find:
  • The Five S’s-Part 2a: Sharpen
    Warren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select.
  • Combining One-Shot Color and Monochrome Data
    Dietmar Hager shares his method of combine data from different sources.
  • What’s New in Photoshop CS4
    Adobe Photoshop software engineer, Alan Erickson, overviews new features in Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop. The Enhanced Edition include a video.
  • Measuring Noise in CCD Cameras — Part 2
    In this second of two articles, Kevin Nelson concludes his discussion on measuring noise in CCD cameras.
  • Advanced Imaging Conference 2008 Recap
    Joe Ulowetz recaps the fifth annual premier imaging conference in the United States, including Michael Bakich's tips for getting your images published in Astronomy Magazine. The Enhanced Edition includes a video by Chris Ford of Pixar.

December 2008 Hardware Edition (Volume 4, Issue 7)
In this issue you'll find:
  • Review of the Orion StarShoot Pro
    Alan Smallbone tests the latest Starshoot, a 6.1 megapixel, one-shot color camera.
  • DSLR Filter Modifications
    Hap Griffin discusses filter modifications to make Digital SLR cameras capture more astro-imaging data.
  • 2008 Camera Buyer's Guide
    Our annual Camera Buyers Guide with specifications on 124 cameras.
  • Peltier Cooled DSLR Project
    Gary Honis shares his experiences setting up a cooled DSLR.
  • Thinking Inside the AstroBox
    Daniel Perry give us an inside look at his portable AstroBox.

They are available for download here:

We wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season as well as a healthy and prosperous new year.

Clear skies,
Al Degutis
AstroPhoto Insight Magazine


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