The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

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Camden House Pub., 1991 - Astronomical photography - 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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This book is a guide to using and buying telescopes and binoculars using a star atlasusing filters and using a CCD to take astronomy pictures through a telescope. There is no other book that an amateur astronomy can buy that explains these topics as well. Read full review

The backyard astronomer's guide

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Despite the book's title, there is very little about astronomy here, i.e., lists of constellations, star charts, night sky maps, or details about planets, stars, and galaxies. However, there is a ... Read full review


INTRODUCTION HA New StargazeKs Guidebook
CHAPTER THREE Telescopes for Recreational Astronomy

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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".

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