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NJNightSky    An Online Astronomy Community. Amateur astronomy and telescope building for beginners and up. I am the ATM moderator here.

PROUD HOME TO BOTH EXPLORA-DOME & FREEDOM OF SPEECH
The Future of Home Observatory Domes.

Supporting Amateur Astronomy, Backyard Observing and CCD Imaging. A must view site.

Site with a wealth of knowledge for the beginning astronomer.

Personal astronomy website that includes my astrophotography album, feature photos, equipment used, remote imaging setup, optics calculations, clear sky clocks, moon phase, weather forecast, message board, etc.

Favorite Astronomy Links

Astro-tom.com is dedicated to amateur astronomy

Very informative site. A must visit.

Magnificent new site for the budding astronomer or if you have a general interest in all things to do with space.

New Astronomy Forum from Australia. Sign up now and be involved from the ground up on this soon to be great Astronomy Forum.

Ravenshoe Observatory

This site contains  links to a wealth of information that caters to anyone from the budding young amateur to the seasoned enthusiast

Site dedicated to getting beginning astronomers started

This site contains an overview of my amateur CCD astrophotography made in my dome observatory located in my light polluted garden in Bonnert near Arlon in Belgium.

Few things are free in this world, but the software I've written for amateur astronomers is available "no strings attached."

Products from the best Russian manufacturers.

A community web site for blogging, personal galleries and part of your toolkit for viewing the night sky.

Space news from around the Internet, updated every weekday.

This site provides some inspiration for amateur astronomers.

 

Vendors, Roll Off Roof, Domes, Other Designs and Piers

 Home-made Dome Observatory....This site will guide you in the building of an observatory dome made of plywood, coated in fibreglass, which will sit on a round, wood framed and colorbond-clad wall.

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Planets, constellations, telescopes and more - the online guide to viewing the night sky.

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Welcome to Antique Scopes, a web site dedicated to the rich history of the 19th century telescope maker, John Browning. As you move throughout this site you will see considerable space devoted to people that were associated with John Browning, including mirror makers, assistants, associates and customers.

Astronomy Listing: Your guide to astronomy and space on the Internet.

Software:

RegiStax is an image processing tool that is used to stack (digital) astronomical image captures, in order to improve detail, color and overall quality.
Commercial flights to the moon are coming, but until that time you can study the moon from the comfort of your home. Virtual Moon Atlas is more than a program with cool pictures of the moon. It's a fairly robust library of visuals, plus tools to let you see moon cycles, the lunar surface, orbit and position for a specific date and more. The interface is designed for easy use in the field as well as at home. The moon: It's not just for NASA anymore.

A manual is nevertheless necessary to discover all the software possibilities because they are always more numerous. We would like you to read the documentation while you try to use the indicated functions. The functions available in each version are clearly indicated.

DarkAdapted is a gamma control application program. It modifies your screen gamma settings so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer.
IMerge is a program which allows multiple images to be placed onto a large virtual 'canvas', and arranged to produce a single large composite image, or mosaic.

Free program to draw sky charts. For use with Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP.

Guidedog allows you to use your webcam to autoguide any ASCOM supported telescope mount. In addition, mounts with a CCD Guide Port can be guided through a parallel port based relay box.

AstroPlanner is a software application for Macintosh and Windows computers that facilitates astronomical visual observation planning and logging as well as control of Meade telescopes that use the LX200, LX200GPS or Autostar controllers, Celestron NexStar scopes, Astro-Physics GTO mounts, the Vixen SkySensor 2000 system , and several others.

K3CCDTools is a Windows application dedicated for astro-imaging.
It includes video-capturing, frame aligning and stacking / summing.
It also provides simple image post-processing.

A newtonian telescope design program that ray traces the telescope checking for vignetting, optimizes diagonal size, calculates baffle size and position, and a lot more

Developed by Space.com, Starry Night is a realistic astronomy software for personal computers.

NightCal is a simple, practical tool for basic observation session planning.  It is designed to produce a monthly calendar telling you when it gets dark, when the Moon rises and sets and what the Moon should look like when it does make an appearance. 

Iris offers numerous and powerful functions of image processing in the field of the digital astronomical images; and is particularly optimized to exploit the images that come from CCD cameras.

The Ultimate Messier Object Log (TUMOL) is a FileMaker Pro 4.0
database that contains relevant information for all 110 Messier
objects. It contains various layouts to assist amateur
astronomers in documenting their search for deep sky objects.

MaxIm DL is the fastest and easiest way to image the night sky. Whether you want to produce stunning portraits, collect science data, or hunt for new objects, MaxIm DL has the tools you need.

MaxDSLR is a program designed for capturing images of celestial objects with Digital SLR cameras such as the Canon EOS and Nikon models, and for processing the results. You can stack multiple images together to reduce noise and increase sensitivity, apply sharpening filters, remove hot pixels and perform many other operations designed for astronomical image processing.

Images Plus

ImagesPlus image processing software creates a flexible environment for image enhancement and image restoration in Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, and Windows 2000

Observing:

Weather predictions specifically for astronomers for hundreds of observatories, observing sites and clubs in the USA and Canada
PDF version   Print your own Messier Marathon Log
PDF version   Print your own Lunar 100 Log

Observing condition forecasts for astronomers delivered directly to your in-box.

If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place! Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information.

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