The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
This comprehensive guide to backyard astronomy is a must-have for both beginners and experts. Packed with decades of stargazing experience, the authors offer practical advice on what equipment to buy (and avoid), observing techniques, and how to locate the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is accompanied by breathtaking astrophotography, making it easy to follow along. Topics covered include dealing with light pollution, taking impressive color photographs of galaxies and nebulas, and more. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this guide is divided into three parts: Equipment for Backyard Astronomy, Observing the Celestial Panorama, and Astrophotography.