visión de conjunto:Críticas Excellent introductory text ... completely revised from the 1991 edition and it is lushly illustrated in color throughout.--Ursula Ellis E-Streams Vol. 6 No. 4 If an amateur astronomer could afford one book this would be the one to get ... one of the most attractive practical astronomy works ever produced.--Russ Francis Monday Magazine Recommended for all libraries and for experienced or inexperienced amateur astronomers.--A.R. UpgrenChoice (04/01/2003) This book is an indispensable tool for any serious naturalist who wants to understand and experience the full expanse of the world and universe around us.--Pierre R. GauthierCanadian Camera (06/01/2003) Crammed with practical information that should help you become a better observer and have fun doing it.--Craig TupperAstronomy (05/01/2003) One of the best books to guide amateurs.--Tracey PitchAnchorage Daily News (12/10/2010) Here's the ultimate resource for anyone who's thought of following up on an interest in astronomy.... A valuable addition to the amateur astronomer's bookshelf The Backyard Astronomer's Guide brings distant object to our everyday lives.-- (09/14/2008) Few books capture the spirit of the hobby so well -- the pleasures and the pitfalls of the equipment you might need and the simple joy of watching the universe go by.-- (01/01/2003) Lively accessible style; is comprehensive; and is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs diagrams and charts... highly recommended for any library.-- (01/01/2004) This all-encompassing reference provides practical advice.--Science News (01/04/2003) Big colorful user-friendly book ... I recommend this book for anyone who is contemplating buying a telescope has one but does not quite know how to use it or wants to learn more about accessories and fun activities to supplement his or her stargazing. If you teach observational astronomy run a public observatory or conduct community stargazing classes put this magazine down and order it right now ... This book is your passport to the stars.-- (08/01/2003) Its nontechnical language makes astronomy an avocation accessible to everyone.--Library Journal (05/01/2003) Besides its practical benefits this book is a real treat for the eyes. It's loaded with colorful photographs graphics and information boxes.-- (02/01/2003) I highly recommend this volume for most amateur astronomers and all libraries. I wish I had read it before I purchased my first telescope.-- (10/15/2003) More than any other guide to backyard observing this excellent book focuses on equipment.--Astronomy (11/01/2004) With over 500 color photographs and illustrations this book is a valuable beautiful and user-friendly astronomy reference.--Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin Lunar an (12/01/2008) A comprehensive guide for the amateur astronomer on buying and using equipment including telescopes mounts eyepieces and accessories. If you're bewildered by the choice of astronomy equipment out there this book will help immensely.-- (10/03/2008) Reseña del editor What type of telescope is best for beginners? Can I use my camera to take photographs through a telescope? How good are the new computerized telescope mounts? What charts books software and other references do I need? These questions are asked time and again by enthusiastic new amateurs as they take up recreational astronomy. But accurate objective and up-to-date information can be hard to find. Throughout the 1990s the first edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide established itself as the indispensable reference to the equipment and techniques used by the modern recreational stargazer. Now authors Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer have produced an expanded and completely updated edition that again sets the standard for accessible and reliable information on one of the world's most popular hobbies. With more than 500 colour photographs and illustrations this is one of the most beautiful and user-friendly astronomy books ever produced. The standard reference for amateur astronomers - fully revised & updated. First published in 1991. Revised first edition published 1994; 10th printing 2001: ISBN 0-921820-11-9. Biografía del autor Terence Dickinson is the author of the best-selling guidebook NightWatch and 13 other books among them The Universe and Beyond Splendors of the Universe Summer Stargazing and Exploring the Night Sky. He is also editor of the Canadian astronomy magazine SkyNews and is an astronomy commentator for Discovery Channel Canada. Alan Dyer is program producer at the Calgary Science Centre Planetarium and a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope magazine. He is widely regarded as an authority on commercial telescopes and his evaluations of astronomical equipment appear regularly in major North American astronomy magazines.