The backyard astronomer's guide

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Camden House Pub., 1991 - Nature - 295 pages
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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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User 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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User Review  - Bill_Bibliomane - LibraryThing

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

Contents

INTRODUCTION HA New StargazeKs Guidebook
8
PART EQUIPMENT FOR BACKYARD ASTRONOMY
24
CHAPTER THREE Telescopes for Recreational Astronomy
40
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About the author (1991)

More than one million of Terence Dickinson's previous books are in print in three languages. His many science awards include the New York Academy of Sciences Book of the Year Award and the Royal Canadian Institute's Sandford Fleming Medal.

Alan Dyer is a magazine associate editor for "Astronomy.

More than one million of Terence Dickinson's previous books are in print in three languages. His many science awards include the New York Academy of Sciences Book of the Year Award and the Royal Canadian Institute's Sandford Fleming Medal.Alan Dyer is a magazine associate editor for "Astronomy".

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