Web Links


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If you're looking for one site on the Web with reliable information on a broad range of subjects related to astronomy, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) website is a great place to start. SEDS is a student-based organization that promotes space exploration through public education. They host sites offering information on a wide variety of topics of interest to amateur astronomers, including Bill Arnett's Nine Planets solar system tour; the history of deep-sky observation; the Messier catalog; the William Herschel catalog; and Dreyer's New General Catalog, the NGC.

Bookmark SEDS and you'll have a reliable resource you can turn to for many of your questions about visual astronomy of the deep-sky.

If you would like to recommend a site, email me at wdferris1@gmail.com with the URL and I'll consider adding it to my favorites.

Astronomy Clubs & Organizations

American Association Of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers (ALPO)
Astronomical League Home Page
Coconino Astronomical Society
East Valley Astronomy Club
Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona
International Darksky Association (IDA)
International Meteor Organization (IMO)
Madison Astronomical Society
Phoenix Astronomical Society
Prescott Astronomy Club
Saguaro Astronomy Club (SAC) Home Page
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Sky & Telescope's Directory of Astronomical Clubs and Organizations
St. John's Astronomy Club
The Astronomy Connection
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association
Webb Society

Astronomy Gear: Manufacturers & Retailers

American Science & Surplus
Astro-Physics, Inc.
Celestron International
Dan's Astronomy Software Collection: Reviews and Links
David Chandler Company
D&G Optical
Discovery Telescopes
Eagle Optics
Edmund Scientific
Hastings Telescope Tubes
Jim's Mobile, Inc.
Meade Instruments Corporation
Obsession Telescopes
Orion Telescopes and Binoculars
Parallax Instruments
Parks Optical
SEDS Planetarium Software: Links
Stargazer Steve Telescopes
Starizona - Adventures in Astronomy and Nature
Starmaster Telescopes
Stellar Vision!
TeleVue Optics
Willmann-Bell, Inc.
Yahoo: Business and Economy:Companies:Scientific:Astronomy:Instruments

Observatories & Research

Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope (COAST)
Cincinnati Observatory Center
History of Astronomy: Observatories and Other Places
Lowell Observatory
Malin Space Science Systems Home Page
NASA Homepage
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Science News
Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI)
Palomar Observatory: Observers' Site
SETI Institute
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Home Page
United States Naval Observatory (USNO)
Vatican Observatory
World's Largest Telescopes

Planetaria & Science Centers

Adler Planetarium
Flandrau Science Center - Tucson, Arizona
Griffith Observatory Home Page
Rose Center for Earth and Space: Hayden Planetarium

Professional Institutions and Organizations

American Astronomical Society (AAS) Home Page
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
IAU: Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
IAU: Minor Planet Center

Publications: Magazines & Archives

Astrophysics Data Systems: Abstract & Article Archive
Astronomy Magazine
Pre-Print Archive
Sky & Telescope Magazine

Resources: Beginner Guides

The Astro Lair
Kevin's Astro-Nuts Home Page
Sky & Telescope: Guide to Choosing Telescopes and Binoculars

Resources: Catalogs & Databases

Aladin Interactive Sky Atlas
Arp's Catalog Of Peculiar Galaxies
Asteroid Information Services
Astrodynamical Constants and Parameters
Barnard Catalog of Dark Nebulae
Consult LEDA
Harris Globular Star Cluster Catalog
Hickson Galaxy Groups
JPL Solar System Dynamics
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
NGC/IC Project Home Page
Other Worlds, Distant Suns: Extrasolar Planet Catalog
Planetary Orbital Elements
RASC's Messier Object List (by season)
SAC Searchable Deep-sky Database
Sidereal Time
SEDS Messier Database
Simbad Astronomical Database
SkyView Virtual Observatory: Image Database
Skyview Virtual Observatory: Advanced Image Request Form
SETI Institute
STScI Digitized Sky Survey
USNO Data Services
WEBDA: A Site Devoted to Stellar Clusters

Resources: Deep-sky & Planetary Sketch Websites

Akkana's Astronomy Sketches
Belmont Society
Belt of Venus: Jeremy Perez's Observation Logs & Sketching
Bert Dekker's Visual Deeep-sky Astronomy Site
The Deep Sky Archive
Deep Sky Sketching and Observing: The Drawings of Jere Kahanpää
Drawings of Deep-sky Objects with Large Telescopes
Sjoerd Dufoer's Astronomy Website
Olle Eriksson's Home Page: Sketching Deep Sky Objects
Michael Geldorp's Astronomical Sketches
Bill "Sketcher" Greer's Astronomy Site
Sue French's Astronomy Sketch Site
Chris Heilman's Amateur Astronomy Page
Eric Jamison's Website
Jon's Astro Sketches
Lunar Drawings of Richard Handy
Chris Randall's Astronomical Observations
Regulus Astro: John Blackwell's Deep Sky Sketches
Iiro Sairanen's Deep-sky Drawings
Seismo-Zombie: Astronomical Sketches
Sketches by Benji
Wes Stone's Astronomical Sketch Gallery
Todd's Collection of Heavenly Bodies
Dennis Young's Personal Astronomy Logbook

Resources: Events & Objects

Comets and Meteor Showers
Constellations and Their Stars
Explanation of Leonid Dust Trails
Hypothetical Planets
The Kuiper Belt
NEO Orbit Generator
Solar Terrestrial Activity Report
Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
Sunspot Index Data Center
VAFB: Unclassified Launch Schedule

Resources: FAQs & General Astronomy Sites

Ask the Space Scientist
Astronomy 161: The Solar System
Astronomy Mega Links Site
Being an Astronomer FAQ
Todd Gross' Weather and Astronomy Site
Usenet Physics FAQ

Resources: Observing

Adventures in Deep Space
AstroArts Home Page: Sky & Orbit Simulator
Ray Cash's Deep-Sky Page
Comet Observation Home Page
Coverage: NEO Sky Survey Mapping
Dark Sky Site Locator (IDA)
Determining Limiting Magnitude
Heavens Above
How Bright is the Night Sky?
How Does Dark Adaptation Work?
Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog
Marswatch Home Page
The National Deep Sky Observers Society
NGC/IC Project Observing Lists
Photometry of M57 Field Stars by Brian Skiff
Planetary Nebulae Observer's Home Page
Planetary Observer's Forum
The Shallow Sky: Planetary Observers' Forum
Solar System Simulator
Stars and Constellations

Resources: Scopes & Stuff

Adventures in Collimation
ATM Site
Mel Bartels' Amateur Astronomy Site
Collimating Newtonian Optics
Nebula Filter Review by Dave Knisely
Optical Formulae for ATMs
Weasner's Mighty ETX Site
www.scopereviews.com -- The Telescope Review Web Site

Resources: Weather Sites

Clear Sky Clock Home Page
FSL's Turbulence Data Display (Experimental)
Geostationary Satellite Server
National Weather Service: Home Page
RAMSDIS Online: Weather Satellite Loops & Images
Skywatch: Intellicast's Observing Forecast (United States)
Weather Forecast for Astronomy (North America)

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