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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
Amateur Astronomy Comes of Age
Binoculars for the Beginner and Serious Observer
Telescopes for Recreational Activity
Eyepieces and Filters
Accessories and Observing Aids
Ten Myths About Telescopes and Observing
The Sky Without a Telescope
Observing Conditions: Your Site and Light Pollution