The Backyard Astronomer's Guide

The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide: A Celestial Companion for Stargazers

Embark on a cosmic journey like no other with “The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide,” a timeless masterpiece that has captivated the hearts of both novice and seasoned astronomers for nearly three decades. Authored by the esteemed Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer, this fourth edition of the groundbreaking guide is a touchstone for contemporary stargazers, setting a new standard in the realm of astronomy literature.

With the rapid advancements in technology and our understanding of the universe, this completely revised and expanded edition brings you the latest insights and techniques in observing the celestial wonders that surround us. The pages of this invaluable manual have been rebuilt from the ground up, boasting an additional 48 pages to further enrich your astronomical journey.

Prepare to be enthralled by a visual feast as the guide comes alive with an array of all-new photographs and star charts, perfectly complementing its refreshed design. Within its pages lie five brand-new chapters, including enlightening essays by renowned astronomy writer Ken Hewitt-White on binocular and telescope tours, as well as captivating Moon excursions.

“The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide” caters to all levels of stargazers, from those seeking naked-eye sky sights to avid astrophotographers. Discover the latest advances in observing the Sun, the Moon, and solar and lunar eclipses, making this edition particularly timely with the upcoming solar eclipses in 2023 and 2024. Delve into new sections on dark sky reserves, astro-tourism, modern astrophotography, and cellphone astrophotography, unlocking a wealth of knowledge to enhance your astronomical viewing experience.

This celestial companion also features a captivating foreword by Dr. Sara Seager, a Canadian-American astrophysicist and planetary scientist at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Seager is an internationally recognized expert in the search for exoplanets, infusing the guide with her expertise and passion for the cosmos.

Published by Firefly Books, the fourth edition of “The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide” is presented in a stunning hardcover format, comprising 416 pages of astronomical wonders. Its dimensions of 9 x 1 x 11 inches make it a substantial yet manageable companion for your celestial explorations.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of astronomy with this indispensable reference this is sure to become an enduring part of your stargazing journey. Whether you are an aspiring astronomer or a seasoned enthusiast, “The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide” will ignite your curiosity and expand your understanding of the universe, leaving you in awe of the majesty that lies beyond our earthly realm.