LINKS TO ASTRONOMY RESOURCES
Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird Excellent Washington State vendor with lots of hard to find astronomical accessories; got my STL-11K from this folks...no hassles!
Astronomy Mall Great site showing dozens of astronomical equipment manufactures.
Astrodon Products (Fine CCD Filters) Company bio: "Our imaging hobby is demanding. Once you master the "mechanical" aspects of your telescope system (polar alignment, guiding and focus), you will process your images and turn your attention to color. "
Astro-Physics Astro-Physics has been at the forefront of optical design for more than a decade. The AP mounts are among the most sought after astronomical equipment in the world (I own the AP1200GTO and it works great!)
The AstroMart Claiming to be "The Worlds Largest Astronomy Classified & Auctions" web page, has great specials on common and unusual astronomical equipment.
Bisque Software Bisque developers of Sky6 Astronomy Software and the Paramount ME and iBisque Telescope Network
Celestron International Web page of Celestron telescopes. Company pitch: "Celestron, the most established name in the optical industry, has a reputation for providing the highest quality optics at affordable prices.!
Diffraction Limited Makers of the fine astronomical software MaxIm DL, MaxPoint, and MaxDome ...Company bio: "was founded in 1992 by President/CEO Douglas B. George. Our mission is to develop high quality software & hardware for scientific imaging applications."
Losmandy's Astronomical Products Has an excellent product line for high quality telescope rings, dovetail plates, and mounting systems.
Meade Instruments Corporate Company bio: "Founded in 1972 and public since 1997, Meade is a world leader in the design and manufacture of telescopes and accessories for amateur astronomers. "
Mirametrics Company bio: "Our MIRA® image processing software was developed to give you the most accurate scientific results in low light imaging applications. "
Orion Telescope Company Excellent web page on retail astronomical equipment. Very informative on-line catalog.
Parallax Instruments Company bio: "Parallax Instruments is a manufacturer of precision Newtonian and Classical Cassegrain astronomical telescopes, equatorial mountings, tripods and custom portable or permanent welded piers."
PlaneWave Instruments Comapny bio: "PlaneWave Instruments was founded in 2006 by Richard Hedrick and Joseph Haberman, two former telescope engineers at Celestron. PlaneWave Instruments is committed to providing the highest quality observatory-class products for astronomers.
Excellent Machining company that does custom work for telescope/CCD parts such
as Adapters for Astrophotography ...ect. Mr. Stevens is very
familiar with the SBIG CCD product line and will custom make any part needed to
interface with your telescope or tele. lens.
Rolyn Optics Company bio: "Our staff has experience in the design, fabrication and test of a diverse range of hardware such as studio motion picture cameras, spectrophotometers, tracking cameras, radiometers, star trackers, satellites and test equipment ...etc"
Santa Barbara Instruments Group (SBIG) - Company bio: "In most high technology markets there are "pioneers", companies who have the technology and dedication to influence the direction of an entire industry."
Shelyak The Shelyak Instruments range is for all the players in astronomical spectroscopy, whatever their level, from discovery to professionals, through astronomer amateurs, beginners or experienced. Several devices allow a pedagogical approach and are the pretext for amazing practical work ...
Tele Vue Optics - Company bio: "Tele Vue Optics has been thrilling customers for more than twenty years. It is our mission. It's in the materials we choose, the designs we create, the craftsmanship we demonstrate...the images we deliver. Creating "goodies" for the observing enthusiast has been founder Al Nagler's continuing pursuit."
University Optics Inc. Great source for specialized eyepieces. Bio: "...Well, it’s been more than 45 years since we first offered our products in Sky & Telescope magazine and I believe the only other firm that has been around longer is Edmund Scientific. ...etc"
Rogelio Bernal Andreo-Deep Sky Colors People say I'm a "world renowned" astrophotographer and night photographer. I stick just to astrophotographer and night photographer though
Steve Bell - The Bell Observatory Home Page - Pictures from Steve's 16" remote controlled newtonian telescope and excellent physics articles on relativity.
Astrophotography by Kent Biggs - Great astroimages from Kent's observatory with 11" SCT and 20" RCOS scopes.
Christian Buil Spectroscopy, CCD Astronomy Web Page Preeminent French CCD theorist and electronic ATM . Author of IRIS CCD software. Author of the definitive theoretical CCD book CCD ASTRONOMY Has been using CCD technology since 1983!
Chris Cook's Astronomical Photography From Chris's Web Site: "Mr. Cook's images have appeared in local, national and international publications & collegiate level astronomy text books. "
Russell Croman Great narrow band CCD Imager!..."For me, astrophotography is a perfect blend of the very technical and the very aesthetic, both of which I love."
Thomas V. Davis Painting with Star Light Astroimages website. Great images with professional level equipment.
Bob Fera's Color Astrophotos Web page of his and his wife, Janice, astrophotographic work & links.
Bill Fletcher's Science & Art Web Page - William Fletcher's web page featuring his fine schmidt, tricolor, and comet astrophotography.
R Jay GaBany Presenting images of interesting astronomical objects obtained with modest, commercially available telescopes and CCD cameras that are optimized for taking long exposures of low light-level subjects.
Robert Gendler Preeminent Connecticut CCD imager now shooting from remote observatory in New Mexico.
Martin Germano's Photograph Excellent B&W photography from one of the most prolific astrophotographers. Check out his menagerie of deep-deep sky objects. ST-8XME acquired to extend his work further!
John Gleason Widely acknowledged as an accomplished deep sky observer and expert CCD astrophotographer with many years of experience.
Ed Grafton's CCD Astro-imaging Page Fine planet astroimager, who shoots from his home south of Houston, Texas...."This page is intended to show what can be done by anyone in their backyard with a telescope and CCD camera. Coments are invited.... "
George Greaney's Astrophotography - Excellent sample of narrow and wide field astrophotography from Nevada's most prolific astrophotographer.
Tony Hallas Site contains some of Tony's color and B&W CCD astroimages taken with various instruments.; neighbor of Bob & Janice Fera!
Chris Johnson: Great observatory & astroimages near Mayer, AZ.
Preston "Scott" Justis Astrophotography Home Page - Excellent deep sky photography from a Deep Sky Magazine veteran. Look for high resolution hypered tech pan shots from Scott's 10" f/6
Al Kelly's CCD Astrophotography Page - Nice web page of Al's exquisite CCD work involving WCMY techniques for color astrophotography.
Thierry LEGAULT's home page - Excellent French CCDer and optical theoretician whose sections on collimation and optical obstruction are a must for anyone designing and maintaining good optics. Viva France !
Jerry Lodriguss' Amateur Color Astrophotos Lots of information about astrophotography and processing images.
Brian Lula's Heaven's Glory Observatories Great CCD Imager and President of his firm PI.."The astroimages and photos of my telescope and observatory construction are for everyone's enjoyment and education."
Felipe Mac-Auliffe's Web Page - Excellent photography and insights into astronomy from this amateur/professional astronomer. He works at La Silla in Chile on millimeter radio astronomy and visible light (CCD) survey projects in support of IPAC and STSI.
Steve Mandel Astrophotography by Steve Mandel. "...The excitement I experience on seeing something that I have not seen before, like the intricate structure of a supernovae remnant, planetary nebula or galaxy is a tremendous thrill."
Stan Moore CCD Great analytical CCD Imager. Lots of quantitative tools and beautiful high resolution CCD images on his web site.
Jack Newton's Web Page Many of Jack's finest CCD images are displayed from his web page.
Bill Patterson LA Astro I've been imaging since the summer of 2000 and still have much to learn. I'd appreciate your feedback. I hope you enjoy the site and visit often!
Philip Perkins ASTROCRUISE -Presents an exquisite selection of very fine color astrophotos taken by this British astrophotographer.
Puckett Observatory Private facility owned and operated by Tim Puckett. The observatory is located in the North Georgia mountains and is dedicated to the study of comets and the discovery of supernovae.
Robert Reeves Schmidt Camera Astrophotography - Excellent schmidt, color, and b&w photography from this San Antonia Astronomical Association member.
Astrophotography by Johannes Schedler "These pages are dedicated to all that recognize the wonders hidden deep in the sky."(Austria)
Comet Hunter Tsutomu Seki Astro Page - Co-Discoveror of Comet Seki0Lines in 1962!
Chris Schur A very experienced Arizona astrophotographer whose work features high focal length, long exposure B&W shots.
John C. Smith Developer of CCDAutoPilot5 and PEMPro as well as the Hidden Loft Observatory, at his house in Tucson , AZ. Does consulting work for observatory construction.
Loke Kun Tan's Astrophotography Website which displays great CCD wide-field images of celestial (esp. Southern Hemisphere) objects adorning our night skies.
Chuck Vaughn's Astrophotography - Excellent advice on high resolution B&W photography and astrophoto systems. Now getting great results from dSLR work.
Wiggins Fine Arts Rick Wiggins: "..have recently begun astrophotography. I have posted some photos here for sharing... I am currently experimenting with CCD imaging and have begun posting some images." Does fine portable work next to Mt. Pinos, California!
Ron Wodaski's Astronomy Stuff The CCD camera is revolutionizing astrophotography. My new book tells you how to take and process great images with a CCD camera.
AAVSO The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is a worldwide, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization of amateur and professional astronomers who are interested in variable stars.
ARAS Spectroscopy Forum This forum is available to all who wishe to discover astronomical spectroscopy, share their results, share their experience and contribute to collaborative observing programs. Messages on this forum can be in english or french. This forum is connected to ARAS web site (Astronomical Ring for Access to Spectroscopy: http://astrosurf.com/aras/) where you can also find initiation articles, technical details, observing campaigns results, spectral database (in construction), spectroscopy links.
Astronomical Spectroscopy (Yahoo Group) This group is focused on supporting amateur astronomers interested in Spectroscopy. Our aim is to provide resource material and assistance to both the beginner and the more experienced amateur. We also support the development and use of the digital spectroheliograph (SHG) Check out the files area for some DIY spectroscope designs. http://astronomicalspectroscopy.com has also been established to support the group.
Spectroscopy Database Spectra may be freely reviewed and downloaded,
though please remember to acknowledge both the BAA and the individual
observers when they are used in publications. Where an observer's spectra
have made a significant contribution then that observer should be listed
as a co-author.
BeSS database v2.0 The BeSS database contains the complete catalog of classical Be stars and Herbig Ae/Be stars, and assembles spectra obtained by professional and amateur astronomers of those stars. This database is maintained at the LESIA laboratory of the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
CVnet- The AAVSO Cataclysmic Variable Section Binary star systems come in many flavors: red stars orbiting blue stars, huge stars orbiting tiny stars, black holes orbiting blue giants, red stars orbiting neutron stars, and so on. In a CV binary, one star is a white dwarf: a collapsed star with the mass of the Sun in the volume of the Earth (our Sun will become a white dwarf in about four and a half billion years). The other star is a red dwarf rather like our Sun, but redder and less massive.
Landolt Standard Fields Images and coordinates for the main equatorial Landolt Photometric standard fields. From Noao.edu.
(Yahoo Group) Astronomical Amateur Spectroscopy / Spectroscopie
Amateur en Astronomie. This group concerns amateur spectroscopy. Post can
be in French or in English. This site concerns mostly ARAS (see
above) matters in spectroscopy and alert announcements.
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