The key feature of this title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. This edition includes - The famous charts, ideal for stargazers using a small telescope or binoculars; A complete update of the equipment section, including computerized telescopes; An enlarged photography section, including how-to instructions for using the new generation of digital cameras for astronomical photography, both with and without a telescope; The tables of future solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions and planet locations, updated through 2018. This edition includes star charts for use in the southern hemisphere. There are also dozens of photographs throughout the book that show the latest thrilling discoveries made by current space observatories and probes.