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Amherst Media Book: Backyard Astronomer's Guide

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  • by Terence Dickenson, Alan Dyer

The Backyard Astronomer's Guide, Second Edition, companion volume to Dickinson's NightWatch takes amateurs to the next level in pursuing their interest in astronomy. More than 200 astrophotos and illustrations accompany instructions on observing a wide variety of sky objects, with tips from well-known astro-experts. It also discusses observing sites and equipment selection, with special emphasis on new products.

Table of Contents

  1. Amateur Astronomy Comes of Age
  2. Binoculars for the Beginner and Serious Observer
  3. Telescopes for Recreational Activity
  4. Eyepieces and Filters
  5. Accessories and Observing Aids
  6. Ten Myths About Telescopes and Observing
  7. The Sky Without a Telescope
  8. Observing Conditions: Your Site and Light Pollution
  9. Observing the Moon, Sun and Comets
  10. Observing the Planets
  11. How to Find Your Way Around the Sky
  12. Exploring the Deep Sky
  13. Capturing the Sky on Film
  14. The Essential Techniques
  15. Eclipses, Gremlins and Advanced Techniques
  16. Epilogue: The Universe Awaits

Subject Astronomy
Author Terence Dickenson and Alan Dyer
Edition 2nd Edition
Hard/Soft Cover Hardcover
Pages 294
Dimensions 9.75 x 11.25" (248 x 286mm)
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 155209507X
Publisher Firefly Books Ltd
Date Published Oct/02

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