Astronomy · Links

Here is a collection of useful, informative or interesting links related to astronomy.

Durham University Astronomical Society - my previous astronomical society
Aberdeen Astronomical Society - my current local astronomical society who put on events and observing nights
Heavens-Above - for iridium flares, the ISS and shuttle pass predictions
The Guardian's Skywatch Series - what's up this month?
Abrams Planetarium - Skywatcher's Diary - what's up this month?
Spaceweather.com - latest images and unusual events
Sky and Telescope - latest news and reviews as well as observing guides
CloudyNight's Forum - discuss astronomy, telescopes and astrophotography
UK Weather World - Space Weather Forum - discuss astronomy with a UK bias - great for noctilucent clouds and other sky events
The Society for Popular Astronomy - the website of Britain's brightest Astronomical Society
Universe Today - space and astronomy News

Amateur Astronomers' Sites

Andy Ciavarella's Astronomical Observations - brilliant sketches and photos
Night Sky Hunter - Comet Hunter Martin McKenna's excellent website
Dave Pearson's Astronomy Website - comprehensive website and online observing logs from Dave in Lincolnshire
Paul's Place - excellent images and reporting from Paul in Northern Ireland
Backyard Astronomy for Amateur Astronomers
David Campbell's Astro Site - including equipment, catalogues and astroimaging galleries
UK Astronomy - equipment, photos and articles from Scottish amateur astronomer Alex Gibberd
Phethean Photography - astroimaging by Andrew Phethean in the Aberdeen area
GFC Astronomy - the website of Midland's based amateur astronomer George Carey with equipment and images

Target Lists

SEDS Messier Database
The Urban Club List - Deep Sky Objects.
The Urban Herschel 400
NGC/IC Observing List Generator
Search the IAAC Deep-Sky Observing Logs
Objects Viewable From Metro Phoenix For SAC Award

Telescopes: Purchasing and Maintenance

Sky-Watcher Telescopes
Warehouse Express Online
Modern Astronomy
Telescope House
How To Collimate Your Newtonian Reflector
Collimating Newtonian Optics
Exercise in Collimation
Moonfish Group® Store
About Eyepieces
Scotch Mount -- Double Arm
The double-arm barn door tracker
Double-Arm Drive
A "Barn Door" Mount

AstroPhotography

Astrophotography by Jerry Lodriguss
ToUcam : ToUcam
UK Astro Imaging [Forum]
Jim Thommes Webcam Astrophotography
Pete's Film Astrophotography
Yahoo! Groups : digital_astro

Reference Stuff

8.5 Magnitude Star Atlas
Software on the Internet - Titles A - K
Astronomy Resources Page
Small Wonders
Stars and Constellations
Latest Supernovae
Reference - AbsoluteAstronomy.com
ICC Institute for Computational Cosmology
European Space Organisation
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer

Weather Forecasting

Metcheck.com
Astronomy Weather Forecasts
Met Office: Weather and climate - UK
BBC - Weather Centre - UK Weather Services - Cloud Infrared

Space Flight

On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini
Cassini-Huygens Home
The Mars Society: Mars Desert Research Station

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