My Favorite Astronomy Links
Amateur Astrophotography Sites
- Astronomy and Telescopes by Barry Carter. A Michigan resident's Web site showing all of his telescopes and photos.
- Vanderbei Astrophotos - Astrophotos by Robert J. Vanderbei at Princeton University. A very nice site.
Astronomy Education and Research
- Kepler Laws & Explorer 35 - Web version of an activity out of 'Contemporary Activities in Astronomy' by Darrel Hoff and Jeffrey Wilkerson
- SolStation.com On-line star charts and downloadable PC charting application plus a few links to other sites.
- Warp Special Relativity Simulator - Application that simulates what it is like to travel at relativistic speeds. Very Cool.
Astronomy Links on the Web
Manufacturers & Retailers
- Computer Operated Telescopes - Site where amateurs can purchase telescope control hardware and software.
- Philips ToUcam Accessories parts spares telescopes Scopetronix classifieds used secondhand eyepieces equipment
- University Optics Telescope Accessories, Telescope Accessories, Telescope Eye Pieces, University Optics
- www.alpineastro.com- Idaho based supplier of telescopes and accessories. US retailer for Baader Planetarium.
Used and Surplus Equipment
Astronomical Databases and Catalogs
CCD Cameras and Web Cams
- Cookbook Camera Home Page - Companion web site to the book titled 'The CCD Camera Cookbook' by, Richard Berry, et. al.
- Flat Field Lightbox Notes - Shows how to build a lightbox for taking flat field frames with a CCD camera.
- Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000 Long Exposure Modification - Keith Wiley explains how to make a long exposure modification to a QC 3000
- Web Cam Adapter - The Mogg Adapter. Site where many different types of telescope adapters for Web cams can be ordered.
General Information for the Beginner
- Observational Astronomy Contents-Site Map. Links to lots of different topics with an emphasis on observing methods..
Software and Computer Programming that is Related to Astronomy
- AstroTips.com - Astronomy Software and Amateur Observation Resources Astronomy Freeware, Shareware and Commercial.
- K3's Astronomy Home Page - Home of K3CCDTools. An image acquisition and processing package for Web cameras.
- MLUnsold Digital Imaging - Home of Image Plus software. Has some good information on restorative techniques.
- Moontool for Windows - A program that displays the current phase information on the Moon by John Walker
- Realtime Spectroscopy Software - allows one to capture spectra with a video camera. Diffraction gratings are available through this web site.
General Planetary Astronomy and Images
Space Agencies Nasa & ESA
Telescopes and Amateur Observatories
- COAA Homepage - Amateur observatory - resort designed to give amateurs the chance to use larger telescopes. Located in Portugal.
- Mapug-Astronomy Homepage for Meade Advanced Products Users Group of Amateur Astronomers Using Meade LX200 and other Meade Teles
- Thierry Legault - The collimation - Shows how collimation of a telescope's optics affect the sharpness of planetary images.