LINKS

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These sites I consider useful for a variety of reasons: some as resources for information, and some to keep abreast of what other amateurs are doing in the hobby. Links are checked periodically, let me know if they don't work or you have suggestions. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.

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Information / Catalogs / Images

Amateur Astro-Images (Personal pages)

Astronomy Clubs / Observatories

Magazines / E-Zines

Miscellaneous (Weather, astro programs{mostly free}, discussion archives, etc.)

Vendors (selling something)


INFORMATION / CATALOGS / IMAGES

Adventures in Deep Space Visual challenges for large apertures; great place to find photographic fields of interest

Aladin Sky Atlas (The) An interactive sky atlas (Java based) using various professional sky surveys

Aladin previewer Quick way to view photographic images of selected objects

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) Variable star observation/analysis/reporting

Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) High quality (mostly visual) solar system observations

Astronomical Data Center Professional level Astronomical Catalogs

From the ADS - Look up information on selected objects from professional papers

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Astronomy and Education for the professional and amateur

Astronomy Picture of the Day Always an interesting new image, sometime professional, sometimes amateur

Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies Dr. Halton C. Arp's atlas of peculiar galaxies, from the California Institute of Technology

Arp's Catalog of Peculiar Galaxies Dennis Webb's great page devoted to the Arp catalog

CDS Service for astronomical Catalogs (The) Strasbourg astronomical Data Center collection of data catalogs

Cosmic Voyage, The Online Resource for Amateur Astronomers Neat resource covering many subjects for the amateur

CRA Lyons Extremely comprehensive page dealing with Galaxies. Includes references, links, databases, etc.

Hubble Images (Public) What we all wish for

IAU: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams Report discoveries, check out latest discoveries

International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) THE place for up-to-the-minute occultation predictions

I.S.N. - International Supernovae Network A great place to check if you think you've imaged a Supernova

Messier and NGC Images Useful new (June 2003) page to compare DSS images at different focal lengths and CCD chips

NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) Great place to search for information about, in and around objects

NGC / IC Project Wealth of information, corrections, insights and descriptions about the two classic catalogs

SEDs The Messier catalogue, plus many Messier related topics

SkyView POSS images, many advanced ways of downloading the digital sky

StarLight Xpress Image Gallery A selection of images taken with the Starlight Xpress CCD camera

STSci Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) 10X compression images of POSS First & Second Generation surveys (South too!)

Webb Society Amateur visual observations of all kinds of deep sky objects


AMATEUR ASTRO-IMAGERY WEB SITES

Let these great amateur sites speak for themselves

Alphabetical by last name

B|C|F|G|H|K|J|L|M|P|R|S|T|V|W|Z

Jeff Ball - CCD and Color film images with a refractor

Matt BenDaniel - Color film images with a refractor

John Blackwell - CCD images with refractors

Stefan Beck - Color film and Tech Pan images with a reflector and a Schmidt camera

Shekhar Borde - Color film images with a reflector

John Boudreau - CCD and Color film images with a refractor and an SCT

Michael Breite - CCD and Color film images with an SCT and a Hypergraph-Cassegrain

Steve Cannistra - Color film images and Canon 10D digital camera images with a refractor

Alan Chen - CCD images with a refractors and a SCT

Jon Christensen - CCD images with a Takahashi Epsilon 210 and an SCT

Michael Cole - CCD and Color film images with a refractor and an SCT

Chris Cook - Color film images with a refractor

Richard Crisp - CCD images (narrow band) with refractors and SCT's

Bob and Janice Fera - Color film and CCD images with an SCT and a Ritchey-Chretien

Michael Gartland - CCD and Color film images with a refractor

Robert Gendler - CCD images with a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and refractors

John Gleason - CCD and Color film images with a variety of instruments

Ray Gralak - CCD images with a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and refractors

George Greaney - Color Film and CCD images with a refractor, Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and an SCT

John Gretchen - CCD images with a reflector

Piermario Gualdoni - Color film images with a refractor

P-M Heden - Color film images with an SCT

Andy Homeyer - Color film images with a refractor

Allen Hwang - Color film images with a refractor

Steven Juchnowski - CCD images with an SCT (from 'down under')

Preston 'Scott' Justis - Tech Pan film images (some color collaborations) with a reflector

Paul Kanevsky - CCD images with a refractor and and SCT

Bert Katzung - Color film and CCD images with a refractor, a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and an SCT

Philipp Keller - CCD images with a (large) reflector

Kent Kirkley - Tech Pan images with a Schmidt camera

Yuuji Kitahara - Color film images with a reflector

Dave Kodama - Color film images with a refractor

Rick Krejci - CCD images with a refractor and a reflector

Jason Lewis - Color film images with a SCT

Thierry Legault - CCD images with an SCT (and other compound systems)

Steve Lindsay - Color film images with a telephoto and an SCT

Jerry Lodriguss - Color film and DSLR images with a refractor

Marco Lorenzi - Color film images with a reflector

Brian Lula - CCD images with a reflector

Jeff MacQuarrie - CCD images with a reflector

Steve Mandel - CCD and Color film images with a variety of instruments

Tom Matheson - Color film images with a refractor

John A McCubbin - CCD images with a refractor and a reflector

William McLaughlin - CCD images with a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and a refractor

Axel Mellinger - Color film images with telephoto lenses (panoramas) and a reflector

Dave Messier - Color film images with a refractor and an SCT

Bobby Middleton - Color film + Tech Pan (LRGB) images with a reflector

John Mirtle - Tech Pan and Tri-Color images with a reflector and a Schmidt camera

Bill Patterson - CCD images with a refractor and an SCT

Richard Payne - Color film images with telephotos and a homemade Schmidt camera

Herm Perez - Color film images with a reflecter

Philip Perkins - Color film and CCD images with a refractor, a SCT and a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain

Tony Pilato - Color film images with an SCT

Tom Polakis - CCD images with a reflector

Jay Potts - CCD images with a refractor and SCT's

Robert Price - color DSLR images with Tele View refractors

Wolfgang Promper - CCD images with a SCT

Robert Reeves - Color film and Tech Pan images with a Schmidt camera

Mike Regish - Color film images with an SCT

Daniel Reyna - Color film images with a refractor and an SCT

Michael Richmann - CCD and Color film images with a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and an SCT

Matthew T Russell - CCD images with a refractor and an SCT

Benoit Schillings - CCD images taken with a variety of compound instruments

Doug Schmutz - Color film images with a refractor, an SCT and a Schmidt camera

Chris Schur - CCD and Color film images with a reflector and a Schmidt camera

Randy Smith - (under construction) CCD and Color film images with a reflector

Michael Stecker - Color film images with a refractor and an SCT

Gary Stevens - CCD images with a refractor and an SCT

Michelle Stone - CCD images with an SCT

Shoji Suzuki - CCD images with refractor, a reflector and an SCT

Loke Kun Tan - CCD and Tech Pan Tri-Color images with a refractor, a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain and a Schmidt camera

Scott Tucker - Color film images with a refractor

Ian Turner - CCD images with a refractor and a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain

Dan Thurs - CCD images with an SCT

Chuck Vaughn - Canon 20Da DSLR Astro Images

Wei-Hao Wang - Color film images with a refractor and wide-field film mosaics

Abel van Weerd - CCD images with an SCT

Brad Wallis - CCD and Tech Pan Tri-Color images with refractors and a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain

Volker Wendel - CCD and Color Film images with reflectors and refractors

Doug Wheeland - CCD images with a Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain

Gordon Young - "Astronomy for the Real Amateur"; DSLR images with Meade EXT telescopes

Alfredo Zanazzo - Color film and Tech Pan images with a Consentric Schmidt Cassegrain


ASTRONOMY CLUBS / OBSERVATORIES

Clubs

Los Angeles Astronomical Society

The Orange County Astronomers

The Saguaro Astronomy Club

The Ventura County Astronomical Society


Professional Observatories

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Kitt Peak

Las Campanas Observatory

University of California Observatories / Lick Observatory

Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories

Mount Wilson

WIYN Observatory


MAGAZINES

Amateur Astronomy Magazine

The Astrograph

Astronomy Magazine

Sky & Telescope Magazine


Astronomy Throughout the Net - Free monthly E-Zine with current Astronomy news

Night Sky Info - Weekly information about the night sky, basic astronomy articles and observations

Universe Today - Space news from around the Internet, updated every weekday


MISCELLANEOUS

Astro Links This is a page devoted entirely to astronomical related links (over 280)

Astro Photography Mailing List (APML) Archives Threads from the Astro Photography Mailing List (by month)

Dublin Night Sky Observer Nice site with Astro News, Software (some free, some not), articles, etc.

International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Because all deep-sky astrophotographers need a dark sky site

Check out this unique map of dark sites in the United States Select site to find limiting magnitude

Jeff Bondono's Home Page Many links, advice and software

John Walker An amazing amount of useful software (click on Science/Astronomy and space)

Southern California Weather (NOAA) Whether we like it or not!

Space Archive Interesting 'sky' events for So Cal, including upcoming Vandenberg AFB launch events, maintained by Brian Webb

The Clear Sky Clock(s) A way cool weather forecasting site for amateur astronomers! By Allan Rahill and Attilla Danko.

The Weather Channel National weather with links to many cities

Wide Field DSS2 Images Site comprised of images derived from the Digitized Sky Survey


VENDORS

Astromart You can sell and trade astronomical equipment

Astronomy Mall Astronomical equipment and vendors

Astro-Physics, Inc High quality refractive optics, mounts and accessories

Ceravolo Optical Systems High Definition Maksutov-Newtonian Telescopes

Bill and Sally Fletcher High resolution Tri-Color Astrophotography, Constellation portraits; also sell astronomical books and supplies

Tony and Daphne Hallas Incredible Film and Digital imaging; custom film photo /digital services

Fairchild Imaging Industrial and Scientific grade CCD cameras from $10k and up

Fotos Search Image Library Collection of astronomy images from, galaxies to planets to NASA images and much more. No access charges, registration requirements

Megastar Sky Atlas My favorite charting program, current release is verion 5, indispensable! (Now sold by Willmann-Bell)

New Mexico Skies "A Guest Observatory for the Sophisticated Amateur Astronomer"

Jack Newton Florida Bed & Breakfast, plus imaging with a world renowned astroimager

Wally Pacholka Award Winning Comet & Meteor Astro Photos for sale

Star Ware Phil Harrington's page on astronomical products (and more)

Software Bisque Astronomy software and equipment

Jason Ware Wide and Narrow-Field Color Astrophotography with Meade instruments


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