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The backyard astronomer's guide

Author: Terence Dickinson; Alan Dyer
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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Discusses the practical aspects of stargazing, including how to choose appropriate equipment, contending with light pollution, taking successful photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and selecting an observing site.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Manuels d'amateurs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Dickinson; Alan Dyer
ISBN: 9781554073443 1554073448
OCLC Number: 190965416
Description: 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Amateur astronomy comes of age --
Binoculars for the beginner and the serious observer --
Telescopes for recreational astronomy --
Essential accessories : eyepieces and filters --
The backyard guide 'accessory catalog' --
Using your new telescope --
The naked-eye sky --
Observing conditions : your site and light pollution --
Observing the moon, sun and comets --
Observing the planets --
Finding your way around the sky --
Exploring the deep sky --
Digital astrophotography --
High-tech astronomy --
Polar alignment, collimation and cleaning --
The Milky Way atlas / by Glenn LeDrew --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Terence Dickinson & Alan Dyer.

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An expanded and updated third edition of a basic reference for amateur astrophotographers including equipment recommendations, photographic techniques, digital photography, computerized telescopes  Read more...

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Dickinson and Dyer provide considerable information that amateur astronomers will appreciate... Complementing the informative text are hundreds of colour photographs and illustrations as well as a Read more...

 
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