This innovative Haynes Manual presents in-depth information about all the practical aspects of astronomy. Written with style and enthusiasm by a dedicated amateur and extensively illustrated, this book applies the Haynes approach to a popular and inspirational hobby that requires plenty of practical information and understanding. Whether novice or keen amateur, everyone with an interest in astronomy will be fascinated by this Haynes Manual.
The book is honoured with a foreword by amateur astronomer Dr Brian May of rock group Queen, and the irrepressible Patrick Moore provides a preface. The manual begins with an overview of the solar system and the universe. Amateur viewing: naked eye (including how, when and where to look) and binoculars (choosing and using). Telescopes: Newtonians, Schmidt-Cassegrains, Ritchey-Chretiens, Maksutovs; plus motorised mounts, GOTO technology, the wealth of accessories. Professional viewing: a captivating insight into equipment and techniques that will appeal to all aspiring astronomers. Astrophotography: electronic imaging, video astronomy, computer/telescope synergy, creating a gallery of your own images. Comprehensive appendices, including terminology and further resources.
Jane Green writes about astronomy for Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Now, and also lectures to a wide range of audiences alongside VIPs, celebrities and industry professionals, including US astronaut Buzz Aldrin.