Backyard Astronomer's Guide by Terence Dickinson
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Backyard Astronomer's Guide
By Terence Dickinson

The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

3rd Revised edition

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Backyard Astronomer's Guide by Terence Dickinson

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The modern classic, completely updated. The newest edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide includes the latest data and answers the questions most often asked by home astronomers, from beginners to experienced stargazers. Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer provide expert guidance on the right types of telescopes and other equipment; photographing the stars through a telescope; and star charts, software and other references. They cover daytime and twilight observing, planetary and deep-sky observing, and much more. With over 500 color photographs and illustrations, The Backyard Astronomer's Guide is one of the most valuable, beautiful and user-friendly astronomy books ever produced. New and updated for this edition: A 20-page full-color Atlas of the Milky Way provides location and context for hundreds of celestial objects mentioned throughout the book. A chapter on Astrophotography with Digital Cameras specifies what equipment works best and how to use it to collect a color gallery of celestial portraits. Telescopes for Recreational Astronomy features assessments of a wide range of new telescopes, from models for beginners to those for veteran astronomy enthusiasts, with special emphasis on computerized telescopes and how they work. Accessory Catalog spotlights the best of the accessories and flags the frivolous and irrelevant. Three practical appendices Polar Aligning Your Telescope; Optics Cleaning and Collimation; Testing Your Telescope Optics. Any serious home astronomer must have this superb guide as an ongoing reference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781554073443
ISBN-10: 1554073448
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 236mm x 34mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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Books By Author Terence Dickinson

Astronomy Photographer of the Year by Terence Dickinson Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Hardback (August 2015)

A showcase of the latest astronomical phenomena at its finest.

Hubble's Universe by Terence Dickinson Hubble's Universe, Hardback (November 2014)

A breathtaking portfolio of 300 photographs from the Hubble telescope which show the latest discoveries about our universe.

Universe and Beyond by Terence Dickinson Universe and Beyond, Paperback (December 2010)

A fact-packed, up-to-date guide to the universe written by best-selling astronomy author Terence Dickinson.

Nightwatch by Terence Dickinson Nightwatch, Hardback (September 2006)

Often cited as the best introduction to stargazing, the fourth edition of "NightWatch" is revised throughout and includes star charts, equipment suggestions, astrophotography, and tables and references good until 2018.

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Author Biography - Terence Dickinson

Terence Dickinson is the author of Night Watch and 13 other astronomy books, among them The Universe and Beyond, Summer Stargazing and Exploring the Night Sky. He is also editor of SkyNews.

Alan Dyer is program producer at the Calgary Science Centre Planetarium and a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope magazine. An authority on commercial telescopes, his reviews of astronomical equipment appear regularly in major astronomy magazines.

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