The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
An essential reference tool for both beginning and veteran sky observers. Drawing on decades of stargazing experience, the authors suggest what equipment to buy and what to avoid, describe observing techniques, and explain how to hunt down the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is illustrated with the latest, breathtaking astrophotography.
This companion is broken down into three parts: "Equipment for Backyard Astronomy", "Observing the Celestial Panorama" and "Astrophotography". It focuses on the practical aspects of astronomy.
Among many astronomy subjects, the authors offer advice on how to contend with light pollution, and how to take successful and impressive color photographs of galaxies and nebulas (with or without a telescope). Each chapter is written in clear, jargon-free yet detailed.
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Review: The Backyard Astronomer's GuideUser Review - Shade Aura Melanson - Goodreads
one very beautiful astronomy books ever. great information and photography. this book has inspired both poems and artwork. I am currently reading it again, that is how good it is! Read full review
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Incredibly wide ranging and useful introduction to astronomy for the amateur. It's not an inexpensive book, but is entirely worth the cost. Read full review
INTRODUCTION HA New StargazeKs Guidebook
PART EQUIPMENT FOR BACKYARD ASTRONOMY
CHAPTER THREE Telescopes for Recreational Astronomy
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