The Backyard Stargazer
An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Skywatching With and Without A TelescopeBook - 2005
Written in a conversational, accessible style, The Backyard Stargazer is a down to earth guide to observing the night and daytime sky without having to invest in a lot of equipment.
You will discover:
- What you need to get started: a clear night, a red light flashlight, and a copy of The Backyard Stargazer to guide your observing sessions
- Seasonal star maps to help you spot constellations ,and more, year round
- Things you never knew about the Moon, Sun, and planets
- What causes an eclipse and how you can travel to see one
- How stars are born and where comets come from
- How to photograph auroras, meteors, and constellations
- What you can see with the naked eye, binoculars, and, when you're ready, a small telescope
Includes 46 easy projects for planet watching, moon viewing, and constellation spotting!