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Helpful Links

 

     Here I have compiled a list of helpful links , in regards to equipment used, photographic      equipment, software, programs, processing tips and/or anything else I feel that may be      relevant to astronomy, equipment or astro-photography.

 

Let's start with some basic "Must have's."

 

Planetarium Programs
and Sky Charts

http://www.stellarium.org/

http://www.theskylive.com/

http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/

http://www.lunarrepublic.com/atlas/index.shtml

http://www.deepsky2000.com/cartes.htm

http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/

http://www.sky-map.org/

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Cartes-du-Ciel-Download-3386.html

 

Equipment

http://www.celestron.com/c3/home.php

http://www.meade.com/

http://www.telescope.com/control/main/

http://www.televue.com/engine/page.asp?ID=2

http://www.astro-physics.com/

http://www.agenaastro.com/

http://www.astrovid.com/index.php

 

 

"Ok', so you want to see what you can't see with the naked eye."

Cameras

(some cameras are also available on the sites listed above.)

http://www.theimagingsource.com/en_US/

http://www.hutech.com/

http://www.hapg.org/

http://www.centralds.net/en/index.htm

http://qhyccd.com/

 

Capture/Image Processing Software
and Observatory Control
(Some are free, some are 30day trials)

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

http://www.cyanogen.com/maxim_main.php

http://www.ccdware.com/products/ccdap5/

http://www.stark-labs.com/nebulosity.html

http://www.stark-labs.com/phdguiding.html

http://www.astronomie.be/registax/

http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html

WinJUPOS planetary maps and de-rotation

http://pixinsight.com/

http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/us/iris/iris.htm

http://www.aurigaimaging.com/

http://www.bisque.com/sc/pages/TheSkyX-Professional-Edition.aspx

http://astronomyonline.org/astronomysoftware.asp

 

"Why not make a few astro-friends to share your experiences with."

Clubs, Forums, Astro-Community

http://www.amateurastrophotography.net/

http://www.myastrospace.com/

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?Cat=

http://www.astroholic.com/

http://stargazerslounge.com/

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/index.php?home

http://www.progressiveastroimaging.com/index.php

http://www.astroleague.org/

http://www.theimagingsourceforums.com/forum

http://www.astromart.com/forums/

 

Weather Related

http://www.intellicast.com/

http://ww2.weatherbug.com/aff/default.asp?zcode=z6163

http://www.cleardarksky.com/

 

Other Astro-Related Resources

http://www.astroshop.eu/astro-blog/astronomy-beginner-s-guide/c,9149

http://www.samirkharusi.net/filters

http://www.ngcicproject.org/

http://www.allthesky.com/articles/imagecolor.html

http://www.nexstarsite.com/index.html

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

http://www.wilmslowastro.com/software/formulae.htm

 

 

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