Astronomy Discussion Pages - Home Collection of forums for the amateur including gear and observing, astrophotography and imaging, review, classified ads, beginner's corner, and The Black Hole. http://www.astronomyforum.net
Extractions: Welcome to the Astronomy Discussion Page, the Internet's premier discussion website dedicated to the interests of the amateur astronomer (but professionals are welcome too!). The main purpose of the ADP is to host the ADP Forum which contains a collection of individual forums to discuss all things related to amateur astronomy including gear and observing forums, astrophotography and imaging forums, a review forum, classified ads, a beginner's corner, and our online hangout, The Black Hole. Because the ADP is for people of all ages and backgrounds, please be sure to check the posting guidelines in the ADP FAQ as the ADP forums are lightly moderated. While you must register in order to post messages, the forums are open to all to read and enjoy. Posts are archived and our search engine allows you to look up all sorts of cool stuff!
Hawaiian Astronomical Society Taxexempt, non-profit organization founded in 1949 to promote astronomy in Hawaii. Affiliated with the Western amateur Astronomers, membership is open to all. http://www.hawastsoc.org/index.htm
Extractions: What's New? Astronews Deepsky Atlas Views of the Solar System ... 2005 Events Our next meeting is September 6 at the Bishop Museum in Atherton Halau, next to the Planetarium at 7:30 p.m. Click here for a map of the Bishop Museum. Our next Dillingham star party is on August 27 from 7:00 p.m. until whenever. The next Kahala Park star party is September 10. There is a star party at the Waikele Community Park across from CompUSA at the same time. For the 2005 schedule of events, go here. Founded in 1949, the Hawaiian Astronomical Society is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in Hawaii. HAS is affiliated with the Western Amateur Astronomers. Membership is open to all. For more information, go here. If you have any questions about the Hawaiian Astronomical Society
Extractions: @import "misc/drupal.css"; @import "themes/marvin_2k_phptemplate/style.css"; International Meteor Organization Publications ... Join the IMO The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust. Report your observations Become a member Data Archives ... The International Meteor Organization (IMO) will hold its next annual International Meteor Conference (IMC) in Oostmalle, Belgium, from September 15 till 18 2005. Both amateur and professional astronomers are welcome to join us in this four-day event.
Welcome To Khagol Mandal astronomy club and organization of amateur astronomers. Contains an overview, current projects undertaken, and details of sky obeservation program. http://www.khagolmandal.com
Untitled Document Equipment and filter information, gallery, articles, and links. http://www.astronomy.darkhorizons.org/
Extractions: Amateur CCD and Film Astrophotography Introduction My name is Kevin Brennan and I observe from the Northeast. I also have an observing location deep in the mountains with better skies. The limiting mag in my backyard is 5.5 to 5.7 at zenith on a good night with a little sky glow to the southeast. The air is usually not real steady which is why you won't see many solar system pics. I have been interested in astronomy since I was a kid. Unfortunately like many others, a cheezy departement store scope spoiled my interest for a long time. I have been an ameteur photographer since childhood and figured that astrophotography would be an excellent compliment to my astronomy hobby. This page contains some modest attempts. I am only a casual imager, especially with CCD. I quickly learned that if you want to obtain some good results, be prepared to spend time and money. I have also included a few " tips " that hopefully will help those just getting started. Astroimaging Filters There has been much development in the area of imaging filters. Various manufacturers are now producing RGB filters for color imaging. Many CCD imagers are now using specialized filters as part of an LRGB imaging process substituting Halpha for L. Other specialized filters such as Oxygen III, Hbeta and sulfur have also been utilized. The following is a link to a discussion group dedicated to discussing these filters and related subjects. Astro Imaging Filter Yahoo Group Equipment Used Losmandy G11
Extractions: Topic: Mars - a look at the Red planet and it's upcoming close approach to Earth Free door prize ticket to everyone who arrives BEFORE 7:30pm. Location: The Hamilton Spectator Building is located at 44 Frid St, near the junction of Highway 403 and Main St West in Hamilton. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome! Also: If it is clear , there will be observing in the parking lot after the meeting. Forecast 5 day NEWS (click on the pictures for more information): September 15, 2005 On the evening of Thursday, September 1, 2005, Venus and Jupiter passed within about 1.2 degrees of each other in the sky. Venus is the lower one, Jupiter above. This was taken from Thorpe Park in Burlington with Fuji Superia 200 film @ f/2.8; exposure: 10 seconds. Photo by Bob Christmas September 15, 2005 Here is an image taken the other morning from my patio in the city with an inexpensive ($60) CMOS camera, the Meade electronic eyepiece!
Amateur Observatories amateur Astronomical Observatories. Examples of small observatories that individual amateur astronomers have built for personal use. http://obs.nineplanets.org/obs/obslist.html
Extractions: Amateur Astronomical Observatories Examples of small observatories that individual amateur astronomers have built for personal use. I started this list when doing research before building my own observatory . I got a lot of good ideas by looking at what others had done. Perhaps you will, too :-) Building a small observatory is not all that hard. A simple roll-off roof design can be built in a few days with simple tools and materials easily available in your local building supply store. A dome is much more complicated but still can be done with more careful planning. Or you can buy a kit. Hardcopy More Small Astronomical Observatories edited by Partick Moore. Includes a chapter on my own observatory. Vendors Roll Off Roofs Paul Andrew Apogee Robotic Observatory Arctic Industries Optical Division Ashen Path Observatory ... Junk Bond Observatory aka 701 Sierra Vista KAC Observatory W.M. Keck Observatory Al Kelly ... Zen Observatory
ADC For Amateur Astronomers ADC Logo ADC for amateur Astronomers Lucile Miller Observatory Photo amateur astronomers can find these data collections useful in looking up the http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/adc/adc_amateurs.html
Extractions: Lucile Miller Observatory Photo Special Note: The World Wide Web contains many, many sites for Astronomy, many of which may be of interest to amateur astronomers. The ADC primarily serves the professional astronomy community. However, amateurs can find many of the ADC's catalogs useful for their hobby. This page includes information on using ADC resources for amateur astronomy and links to selected external resources that may be of interest. We are not responsible for the content of the external pages. If you have suggestions for additional links, please send them to the curators at the e-mail addresses listed at the bottom of the page. We regret that we may not be able to accommodate every such request. THE ADC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF EXTERNAL SITES LINKED FROM THIS PAGE. Amateur Astronomy Uses of ADC The Astronomical Data Center specializes in archiving and distributing collections of data that have been published by professional astronomers. Most of these data sets are in the form of computer-readable tables of numbers, rather than images. Amateur astronomers can find these data collections useful in looking up the properties and locations of celestial objects. This can help amateurs plan for observing sessions, and help them to better understand what they've observed. Please see our
Amateur Astronomer's Notebook Information on naked eye observations, first time telescope buyers, equipment and software reviews, and general information. http://www.rocketroberts.com/astro/aan.htm
Extractions: This page updated 14 Jan 2005 Welcome to the Amateur Astronomer's Notebook! This site is the result of a joint effort by two amateur astronomers, Joe Roberts and Peter Chapin. Here you will find information on a variety of topics that may be of interest to both casual star watchers as well as experienced amateurs. Below is a list of topics available for your inspection. We hope that you will find this site useful! Naked Eye Observing . Many people believe that a telescope is required to participate in amateur astronomy. However, that's not true. A lot of very interesting observing can be done without any optical aid at all particularly if you have dark skies. Advice for first time telescope buyers . Are you thinking of getting into Astronomy? Here is some advice about what to look for and what to avoid. Equipment Reviews . My personal reviews of selected astronomical equipment. Software Reviews . My comments on selected astronomical software packages. Keeping warm at the telescope . Here is some advice on ways to stay warm while enjoying the clear winter skies. Astrophotography for Beginners . Here are some hints on getting started with taking pictures of the sky. You might be surprised at how little specialized equipment is necessary! However, astrophotography does present some special problems that regular photography doesn't.
Extractions: Updated 15 Jan 2005 The view almost all of us had from home only 25 - 50 years ago... and what the vast majority of Americans now see from their backyard. These photos show approximately the same area of the sky; one was taken from a dark sky site and one was taken from outside a small city (Springfield, MA). Which scene do you find more appealing? Would you be pleased to learn that you as a taxpayer are likely paying money to produce some of the scourge seen on the right? Light Pollution is a serious problem for most amateur astronomers today (see the pictures just above). The picture on the left was taken at a dark sky location (Colebrook, CT USA); the photo on the right was taken from Wilbraham MA USA looking towards Springfield, MA (A city of about 250,000 people). The light pollution in the Springfield MA area is very bad (and Springfield is considered a small city by most people). Unless you live way worse visibility because of the excessive glare they produce. Everyone can benefit from improved lighting; lower tax bills, less air pollution, improved visibility and more. It is in the best interest of everyone to reduce light pollution!
Extractions: Events Page The Events Page includes upcoming meetings, directions to Palisades-Dows Observatory, upcoming celestial events, a monthly all-sky chart, etc. Observatory Page Files Page The Files Page contains the club brochure, membership application, newsletter archive, member's astrophotos, etc. The Cedar Amateur Astronomers, Inc. A member society of the Astronomical League Help save Yerkes Observatory! The historic Yerkes Observatory (pron. YER-keys ) in beautiful Williams Bay, Wisconsin, is threatened by development. The huge108-year-old edifice with its beautiful terra cotta sculpture, containing the world's largest classical refractor may be torn down and replaced by a housing development! The observatory and its historic 40-inch refractor is irreplaceable and is a historical landmark. If this seems urgent, it is! Consider joining or contributing to "Yerkes 21"
DVAA Default The Delaware Valley amateur Astronomers is a group of enthusiastic hobbyists who live in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. http://www.dvaa.org/
Ames Area Amateur Astronomers The regular meeting of the Ames Area amateur Astronomers will be held on Saturday, August 20 at 700 pm in the Story County Conservation Center, http://www.amesastronomers.org/
Extractions: Have you ever thought of "connecting the dots" to make your own constellations? How about finding a "Dachsund," a "Trampoline" or maybe a "Yugo?" Like finding images in clouds, you can come up with all sorts of things. Jim Bonser will tell you some stories of what has been imagined before. Join us for this talk and draw in the sky.
Extractions: Founded in 1989, the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association is a not-for-profit organization created for the purpose of furthering the enjoyment of amateur astronomy. The SAAA membership consists mainly of enthusiasts from the Holland, Michigan area, but is open to anyone. SAAA meetings have historically been held at the Macatawa Bay School Planetarium, located at O-3700 140th Avenue , Holland, Michigan on the third Thursday of the month. NOTE: Meetings are occasionally changed due to holidays or room availability. Please check the Events page for the date and times of upcoming meetings. Visitors are encouraged to attend. Proud members of: Astronomical League Int'l Dark Sky Assoc .: NAVIGATION :. [x] Home [..] Info [..] Events [..] Newsletter ... [..] Links
Extractions: UMPQUA AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS Information about the Umpqua Amateur Astronomers MEETINGS at DFPA at 1758 NE Airport Rd. -entrance from Channon St. Umpqua Amateur Astronomers Events U.A.A. Photo Gallery Astronomy Club Newsletters Interesting Links to Astronomy Topics: Astronomy Magazines or Journals Sky and Telescope Astronomy Magazine Regulus Astronomy Clubs or Groups Oregon Eugene Astronomical Society Rose City of Portland