Best Allan Hall books

Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography

Allan Hall

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This astrophotography book is a primer and a fully-formed,practical guide for entering the world of long exposureastrophotography. Allan Hall's Getting Started: Long Exposure astrophotography brings the rewarding pursuit of stellar imaging to your bedside table. Withacademic flare and his signature approachability, Hall utilizes a suiteof formats to provide readers with everything they need to begin - anddevelop. From charts, images, purchasing guides, walkthroughs anddetailed descriptions, this Getting Started title is an in-depth resource for today's astrophotographer at any level of their discipline.


Leading up to an incredibly useful list of the first twenty-five objects anastrophotographer might image with long exposures, this Getting Started title also offers a range of equipment advice and grounded descriptions of why certain phenomenon occur - as well as what they will mean foryou and your shoots.


Though founded in the clarity and precision of science and photography, astrophotography can nonetheless be one of the most artistic and even sensual crafts, as well as one of the most daunting. A road map is essential when pursuing a rich experience imaging and cataloguing the night sky. Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography, with over 200 illustrations, images, charts and graphs bolstering its clear and instructive text, takes readers from practical equipment purchases, savvy preparations, andunderstanding of heavenly bodies, with the proper - and smart - ways tocapture their expansive sight, intimate motion, and breathtakingportraitry.


From purchasing your first astrophotography telescope, hooking up yourcamera, taking long exposure images, and finally processing thatfinished image, this book is rich with provisions and tips. Hallexpertly balances his own procedures with general and inclusive guidesfrom set-up to software recommendations.


So, if you have ever wanted to take photographs of glowing nebulae, spiralgalaxies and shimmering star clusters, this is the reference you want on your desk as well as with you out under the sky.


A journey begins, with Hall exploring in-depth details of field rotationand focusing methods, as well as explaining not just the what and how,but the ever important why. So you won't just follow instructions for multiple image stacking, you'll understand the effect and craft ofit. And the descriptions of atmospheric phenomenon affecting imagingwon't end there, but lead you to experiments in which you can observeand understand.


For today's astrophotographers, access is key. Encouragingly, there is more than ever in many ways. From the quality of equipment that you canpurchase to the ready availability of software and meteorologicalinformation, it's a photographer's dream in many ways. Let thisunprecedented scenario work for you, whether you're looking to take your first photos or enhance your development as a long-exposure cosmiccurator.


From start to finish, Allan Hall's Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography book is your comprehensive resource, taking you from entrance toexpertise in the rewarding field of astrophotography - with a focus onthe long exposure element that makes for such memorable, lifelong pieces of photography.

Messier Astrophotography Reference

Allan Hall

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Allan Hall's Messier Astrophotography Reference takes the task of providing a detailed, practical, visual guide to the night sky's Messier Objects - all 110 of them - seriously, but not without the author's trademark approachability and goal of providing home-based astrophotographers at any experience level with the fundamental resources they need to shoot smart.

In North American skies, throughout the year, a series of bright visual bodies, groups, formations, and phenomenon are categorized as Messier Objects. 110 of these are flung across the galactic veil that we see every night. For each star: a cluster. For each cluster: a galaxy. From nebula to clouds to clusters, these astrological objects are striking, nuanced, each with its own sky path and yearly phases. The task of capturing these in images can be daunting for astrophotographers, making Messier's Astrophotography Reference all the more impactful of a guide.

For astrophotographers: the number of factors to consider when searching out the ideal celestial shot can be daunting. From yearly charts of the night sky's movements to sizing objects, gauging their depth, and choosing how to capture them, astrophotographers have long relied on fundamental - and luckily unchanging - guides for astrological behavior.

From the author of Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography and Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography comes a uniquely comprehensive book sure to change the way that just about any astrophotographer's views their discipline.

A question: What do the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, the Owl Nebula, and 108 other striking astronomical bodies have in common with you? For the first time: they're all accessible. From home. For beginning astrophotographers. Now - finally - with Allan Hall's Messier Astrophotography Reference - the lessons of Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography and Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography are elevated, targeted, and laid out in an intuitive format meant for providing home-based astrophotographers with a practical road map for all 110 North American Messier Objects in the night sky.

From your bedroom desk to nights in the field, Messier Astrophotography Reference represents a condensed, intuitive resource. In it, each Messier Object is highlighted with a photograph and a rich entry of details, context, sizing, yearly shooting charts, and more. Hall's approachable tone makes for a clean narrative in which the goal is the keenest understanding of these objects, their "characters", movements, obstacles in shooting, and points of interest.

As a companion piece for Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography, this book takes on a natural supplementary role. Further developed by its author to be a full standalone resource on its own, Messier Astrophotography Reference is comprehensive, targeted, and brisk. From sizing your shot to deciding on your range of depth - Hall takes readers from step one to the final shutter snap; giving them the tools to interpret their experience with the Messier Objects.

For anyone with practical astrophotographical ambitions; whether they're gathering supplies and waiting for that first shoot or experienced astrophotographers ready to delve into a comprehensive Messier Object guide, Allan Hall's Messier Astrophotography Reference is essential.

Getting Started: Using an Equatorial Telescope Mount: Everything you need to know for astrophotography or visual use

Allan Hall

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Many midrange and high end telescopes come on equatorial mounts. These mounts are fantastic for tracking celestial objects. Someone who wanted to take pictures of objects in the night sky might even say they are required for all but the most basic astrophotography. The problem is that they can also be unintuitive and require some knowledge to use. Until now, in order to obtain all the knowledge needed to leverage an equatorial mount to its full potential you would have had to compile information from a variety of sources and attempt to mesh them together. The frustration this could instill might, and indeed has, caused some potential amateur astronomers to give up and pursue other hobbies. With this book you can now assemble, set up, adjust and use your equatorial mount with confidence. Regardless of the mount’s age or manufacturer you can be sure you will not only know how to use it, but also understand why it is the way it is. If you have ever struggled to figure out how to use an equatorial telescope mount, this is the book you always wished you had.

Baseball Hall of Shame™: The Best Of Blooperstown

Bruce Nash

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The classic Hall of Shame series returns from Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo in a kooky collection of all-true bloopers and outrageously funny moments from more than 100 years of baseball history that just aren't found anywhere else. It's been a generation since the last edition, and the wait was well worth it, as the authors have stored up amazing new discoveries and mind-boggling modern moments in a laugh-filled journey that reminds us, "It's okay to screw up-- look at these big-leaguers who did!"

The Wild Food Trailguide

Allan Hall

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Choosing and Using a Dobsonian Telescope: Everything you need to know to get started in astronomy and astrophotography

Allan Hall

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Dobsonian telescopes are the most popular beginner telescope and first came to prominence in the 1960’s. They have provided many thousands of amateur sky-watchers with a low-cost, dependable telescope which allows them to see deep into the night skies. There are numerous types of this popular telescope which are available to buy, and getting the one that best suits your needs is something that could prove to be a challenge. In this new book by Allan Hall, Choosing and Using a Dobsonian Telescope, you will find all the information you will need to make the most informed choice on your purchase, including: * A brief history of the telescope * The different manufacturers * Selecting the right one for your purposes * Accessories * Set up and use * Useful tips and tricks * Where to find more information * And much more… A telescope is not an insignificant purchase and you may want to make sure you spend your hard earned money where it counts when it comes to getting the right piece of equipment for your star-gazing, so it pays to make sure that you are going to buy something that is relevant to you and which will give you many years of pleasure. By reading Choosing and Using a Dobsonian Telescope, you will become more informed and better positioned to make the right choice, the first time. And with a special section devoted to the accessories you can buy, including things like eyepieces, filters, cases, collimators and many more, you will also be making the right choices when it comes to these too. Whether you are watching the skies from the comfort of your own back yard, or using your telescope at a remote dark site it pays to get the right equipment for you. Get your copy of Choosing and Using a Dobsonian Telescope now! Make sure you know all about this wonderful type of telescope, before you buy.

How to Take Pictures of an Eclipse: An astrophotography beginner's guide to capturing solar and lunar eclipses

Allan Hall

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Do you want to learn how to take photographs of an excitingSolar or Lunar Eclipse? Do you have the right equipment for the job? Do youwant to know ALL the tips and techniques needed to make this a success?

A total Solar Eclipse is an incredible sight to behold. It is one of nature'smost awe-inspiring events and has been the subject of amazement, wonder andfear throughout the ages.

But they don't come around very often. In fact, the last total solar eclipse inNorth America was 40 years ago. In 2017, however, you will have another chanceto witness this rare phenomenon as another total solar eclipse will occur onthe 21st August of that year.

Now, with How to Take Pictures of an Eclipse, you can be prepared to capturethis unique moment as well as other solar and lunar eclipses with informationon:

¬Safety warnings
¬The basics you'll need to know
¬Getting the images you really want
¬What sort of camera to use
¬Using a telescope
¬Motorized mounts
¬And much more...

Capturing this amazing, once-in-a-generation event is something that you won'twant to miss out on and capturing the best shots of it is crucial when it comesto the bragging rights.

Now is the time to act if you want to be prepared for this spectacular sight.Get your copy of How to Take Pictures of an Eclipse now and make sure that youare ready to get the photographs that will amaze your friends and family and bethe envy of all.

Prentice Hall Mathematics: Algebra 1

Allan E. Bellman

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Captive: One House Three Women And Ten Years In Hell

Allan Hall

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One monster. Three innocent girls. Ten years in captivity. 22 August 2002: 21-year-old Michelle Knight disappears walking home. 21 April 2003: Amanda Berry goes missing the day before her seventeenth birthday. 2 April 2004: 14-year-old Gina DeJesus fails to come home from school. For over a decade these girls remained undetected in a house just three miles from the block where they all went missing, held captive by a terrifying sexual predator. Tortured, starved and raped, kept in chains, Captive reveals the dark obsessions that drove Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave his innocent victims. Based on exclusive interviews with witnesses, psychologists, family and police, this is an unflinching record of a truly shocking crime in a very ordinary neighbourhood. Allan Hall was a New York correspondent for ten years, first for the Sun and later for the Daily Mirror. He has spent the last decade covering German-speaking Europe for newspapers including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of two previous books, Monster, an investigation into the life and crimes of Josef Fritzl and Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story. He lives and works in Berlin.

Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography

Allan Hall

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Allan Hall makes learning how to photograph the night sky easy with his new Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography book. In this guide, you will learn the fundamentals ofastrophotography - what it is, how it's done, and how to do it yourself. Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography is divided into these three sections in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the basics of astrophotography.
 
Understanding 
The first section of Hall's guide focuses on understandingastrophotography. Amateur and professional stargazers know that one ofthe most important things to consider when viewing the heavens is lightpollution. Light pollution is exactly what it sounds like - too muchlight in our environments makes it more difficult to get a good look atplanets, stars, and other celestial bodies. If you want to get the bestview and photo possible, you must find a location that has little light. This makes a huge difference. In addition to finding a good locationfor viewing and shooting, you will learn about camera basics, includinghow to mount a camera and focus a lens. Beyond that, you will read about various types of telescopes and what they do.  
 
Doing 
The title of the second segment of this reference guide speaks for itself.Once you've learned the fundamentals of location, cameras, andtelescopes, it's time to put your knowledge to use. This sectiondiscusses how to find targets, as in how to find objects of interest toshoot. From capturing images to camera and exposure settings, you willlearn how to make the most of our instruments and location by taking agreat shot. This section also discusses making videos,  image stacking,and image editing, an important aspect of astrophotography. Many of thecelestial shots we see are time-lapse or edited in some way (to improveclarity and reduce  visual "noise"). While it may sound difficult, thisreference guide simplifies the processes by providing step-by-stepinstructions. 
 
Building 
For the handy homeastrophotographer, this section includes information aboutdo-it-yourself projects. From modifying your equipment (for example,improving your focus capabilities, modifying a webcam forastrophotography, and even adapting your laptop screen to function inthe dark) to building add-ons, you'll learn how to enhance yourexperience in your own home. Hall provides information about creatingglass solar filters for your cameras and even making your own dewheaters.  
 
The Getting Started: Budget Astrophotographybook is a great reference guide for beginners and amateurastrophotographers. If you have an interest in astronomy and want tocapture what you've viewed through a telescope, doing so is possiblefrom your own home. Hall's comprehensive guide also provides ideas about where to start (as in, what targets are best to photograph), where tofind more information about astrophotography, and even a glossary ofterms. Indulge your hobby and learn how to improve with Getting Started: Budget Astrophotography.