Favorite Websites

EarthSky-

This site acts as a GREAT daily viewing guide.  Its easy to navigate, and in addition to daily viewing specs, the site provides informative articles by a variety of authors and excellent astrophotography.

 

Whats Out Tonight-

This is my go-to site for Star Charts, but it also offers some basic astronomy info and constellation mythology, which is fascinating!

 

TonightsSky-

"Tonight's Sky's mission is to provide an online tool for amateur astronomers to plan their observing sessions. The site will generate a list of visible objects based on your criteria with links to help you plan your observing session and research your targets. A list of objects will be produced (based on your inputs) that are visible at your location when you plan to observe. Any object below the local horizon will be excluded."

 

DarkerView-

This is a neat personal site run by a stargazer in Hawaii, offering artistic wide FOV astrophotography, beautifully written articles, and observation planning guidance, and some other cool topics.

 

HeavensAbove-

This is the NASA recommended site on their amateur astronomy page.  It offers star charts, coordinates for solar system objects, and best of all, a comprehesive satellite viewing database.  If your interested in viewing satellites, this is the resource for you!

 

David Haworth's Observational Astronomy-

This is a great personal site that covers all aspects of stargazing from beginner to advanced.  He also provides beutiful astrophotography.  I highly recommend this exploring this site if you are interested in stargazing!

 

 Slooh-

This is an example of a fullly functional Telescope Network.  There is a $5 monthly fee to access the telescope feed, but its a really neat platform for remote observation.  The 6 telescopes are located in Chile and on the Canary Islands, and they include a solar telescope for day viewing.

 

 TimeAndDate.com-

This site offers a lot of info, but I am linking you directly to a page called  "A Handy Guide to Measuring the Sky" which teaches you how to approximate degree measurements in the sky with your hands.  There are also informative astronomy articles on this site, amongst many other thing.

 

Favorite Books

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