The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide

Third Edition
Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer
Published by Firefly Books

The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide is a stunning companion for beginners and experienced home astronomers.

First published in 1991, The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide is the most beautiful and user-friendly astronomy book ever released. This third edition reflects the many developments in astronomical science and ever-improving home astronomy equipment.

In addition to over 500 colour photographs and illustrations, the book includes expert guidance on types of telescopes and other equipment, and tips for photographing the stars through a telescope. The authors also discuss daytime and twilight observing, planetary and deep-sky watching, and much more.

Now in its third edition, the book has been expanded and updated to include equipment recommendations, photographic techniques, computerised telescopes and information on observing. The volume includes a 20-page full-colour atlas of the Milky Way, which provides location and context for hundreds of celestial objects mentioned throughout the book.

Published by Firefly Books

368 pages

Over 500 illustrations


279 mm x 228 mm

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