Links


Institutions

FAS – Federation of Astronomical Societies

Magazines

The Astronomer Online – The home page of The Astronomer group
BBC Space – Space section of the BBC Web site

Black Holes

Solar

NOAA Space Environment Center – Index by date of Earth-based solar images.
SOHO and Yohkoh spacecraft – Current solar images
SOHO – Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
Eclipses – Forthcoming and recent solar and lunar eclipses.
Solar Terrestrial Dispatch – Space weather specialists

Planets

Planetary.Org – Solar system resource
Nine Planets.Org – Solar system resource
Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia – Up-to-date info. about the search for extrasolar planets (including catalogue)
Consolidated Lunar Atlas – Earth-based photographs.

Astrophotography

Software

PLANETARIUM SOFTWARE
Stellarium – Planetarium Software – Windows and MAC – FREE
SkyChart (Cartes du Ciel) – Planetarium Software – Windows and MAC – Free
VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM) SOFTWARE
Oracle Virtual Box – Run Windows on Mac in VM (Virtual Machine) – FREE – Note: Still need legal Windows install
WEBCAM SOFTWARE
Amcap – Webcam Software – Windows – FREE
Macam – Webcam Software – MAC – FREE
SharpCap – Webcam Software – Windows – FREE
wxAstroCapture – Webcam Software – Windows – FREE
GUIDING SOFTWARE
PHD (Push Here Dummy) – Guiding Software – Windows and MAC – FREE
CANON EOS CONTROL SOFTWARE
Canon EOS – Utility and Digital Photo Professional – Windows and MAC – FREE
BackyardEOS – Canon EOS Control Software – Windows – PAID
APT – Canon EOS Control Software – Windows – FREE
STACKING SOFTWARE
Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) – Deep Sky Imaging Stacking Software – Windows – FREE
Registax – Planetary Video Stacking Software – Windows – FREE
AutoStakkert – FREE
IMAGE POST PROCESSING SOFTWARE
GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program – Windows and MAC – FREE
PhotoShop – PAID
PixInsight – PAID

Comets

Catalogues

Latest Supernovae – (in NGC/IC galaxies)
Near-Earth Object Program – NASA JPL Web site to help co-ordinate, and provide a focal point for, the study of NEOs
Comets and Meteor Showers – Gary W. Kronk’s Web site.
Heavens Above – Artificial satellite visibility.

Observatories

AAO photos – Wide-field astronomical photographs, mostly taken with the telescopes of the Anglo-Australian Observatory by David Malin
ESO photos – Astronomical photographs from the European Southern Observatory
HST photographs – A selection of Hubble Space Telescope photographs from the Space Telescope Science Institute
Digitized Sky Survey – Images of the entire sky from the Palomar and UK Schmidt telescopes
Messier Objects – Images from the Digitized Sky Survey
nightskyinfo.com/index.html – A site by Emil Neata from Craiova in Romania.

Telescope Making

Other Local Astronomical Societies

Local Astronomy Shops and Suppliers

Sussex Astronomy Centre – Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex
Astronomia – Rusper, nr Horsham, West Sussex
Telescope House – Edenbridge (between Tunbridge and East Grinstead), Kent – Meade UK Distributor
Ian King Imaging – Goudhurst, nr Lamberhurst, Kent – Expert in Astrophotography equipment supply