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Each file or download will detail which application is required.

 

 

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   Interactive Web Based Sky Maps:

bulletGoogle Sky Maps
bulletGoogle Maps is a tool which provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.. Google Sky includes a number of different ways to explore the universe. The initial view shows the visible universe and is a mosaic of images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Digitized Sky Survey and the Hubble Space Telescope.

 
bulletSky View Cafe
bulletSky View Café (SVC) presents a number of different ways to look at the movements of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets through the sky.

 
bulletWiki-Sky
bulletSky-Maps, by Wikisky consolidates astronomical, astrophysical and other information about different space objects and astrophysical facts. The system can display about 500 million space objects in the night sky.

 
bullet WorldWide Telescope
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The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe. You can choose from a growing number of guided tours created by astronomers and educators from famous observatories and planetariums.

 

 

   Files:

bullet Color-Contrast Double Stars
bulletWith appreciation to Wayne Reed of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. Requires Adobe Reader.

 
bullet Deep Space Object Catalogs Listing
bulletA comprehensive listing of Deep Space Object Catalogs from Seds.org. Requires Adobe Reader.

 
bulletEyepiece Calculator
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Information about various eyepieces including specific information for eyepieces that I own and how they are rated with each of my telescopes. Descriptive information is provided by major eyepiece manufacturers. Requires Microsoft Excel. Click 'OK' to accept the Macros.

 

bulletFilters, Amateur Astronomy
bulletInformation about various eyepiece filters and which to use. Requires Adobe Reader.

 
bullet Focal Reducer Ratios
bulletFocal Reducer ratios for the Meade f/3.3 and f/6.3 Focal Reducers including ratios when using the 15mm and 30mm spacers. Requires Microsoft Word.

 
bullet Messier Catalog Object Listing
bulletUse Ctrl/Click on each thumbnail to see a larger photo along with detailed information about the object. Requires Microsoft Word.

 
bulletNGC Catalog Object Listing
bulletComplete NGC catalog. Requires Microsoft Excel.

 

 

   Downloads:

bullet Annie's Astro Actions
bulletCreated by Anna Morris, these astro actions are user-friendly tools for Photoshop that help beginners and advanced imagers alike in processing their astrophotographs. Detailed instructions are included and all future updates are free.   Available for purchase

 
bullet Astronomy Tools
bulletCreated by Noel Carboni, these are professional quality actions - macro operation sequences that you load into Photoshop - producing top quality results you can print or use in further Photoshop operations.   Available for purchase

 
bullet Cartes du Ciel-Sky Chart v3.2
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This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown. The purpose of this program is to prepare different sky maps for a particular observation. A large number of parameters help you to choose specifically or automatically which catalogs to use, the colour and the dimension of stars and nebulae, the representation of planets, the display of labels and coordinate grids, the superposition of pictures, the condition of visibility and more. All these features make this celestial atlas more complete than a conventional planetarium.  Freeware

 
bullet Celestia
bulletCelestia is a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. Runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.   Freeware

 
bullet DeepSkyStacker
bulletCreated by Luc Coiffier, this program assists Astrophotographers by simplifying all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures including Registering, Stacking, and saving the resulting image to a TIFF or FITS file (16 or 32 bit).    Freeware

 
bullet FITS Liberator
bulletFITS Liberator is a free plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, which makes it possible to process and edit astronomical science data in the FITS format to produce stunning images of the universe. The file is available for download at the European Homepage of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.  Freeware

 
bullet Heavens Above
bulletProvides current information on Satellite movement (including real-time positioning for the ISS), Iridium Flare Projection, position of Comets currently brighter than magnitude 12, Sun, Moon, and Planet data, as well as a Whole Sky Chart. Other handy tools are also available on this site. Freeware

 
bullet K3CCDTOOLS
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Created by Peter Katreniak, K3CCDTOOLS  is a Windows application dedicated for Astro-imaging. It includes video-capturing (supporting wide range of video capture devices), auto-guiding and frame aligning and stacking / summing. It also provides simple image post-processing.  Freeware or can be purchased with additional features

 

bulletOrbitron Satellite tracking System
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Orbitron is a satellite tracking system for radio amateur and observing purposes.  It's also used by weather professionals, satellite communication users, astronomers, UFO hobbyist and even Astrologers. The application shows the positions of satellites at any given moment (in real or simulated time).  Freeware

 

bullet Registax
bulletImage Processing software. Registax V6 is currently available.  Freeware

 
bullet Sky and Telescope
bulletInteractive Sky Chart. Create a custom naked-eye map of the whole sky for any place on Earth, at any time of day or night, on any date from 1600 to 2400. This schematic chart tells where stars and planets are located with respect to your horizons and zenith.  Freeware

 
bullet Skymaps
bulletSkymaps makes available each month The Evening Sky Map -- a 2-page monthly guide to the night skies of the world -- northern and southern hemispheres, and the equatorial regions. Each issue contains a detailed sky map, a monthly sky calendar, and a descriptive list of the best objects to see with binoculars, a telescope, or using just your eyes.   Freeware

 
bulletStellarium
bulletStellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.   Freeware

 
bullet Virtual Moon Atlas
bulletRecommended by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French Ministry of National Education, this software, realized by Patrick Chevalley and Christian Legrand can visualize the Moon aspect for every date and hour and pilot computerized telescopes on the Moon surface. It permits also to study lunar formations with unique database of more than 9000 entries and a more than 7000 pictures library compiled by Christian Legrand.   This software, realized by Patrick Chevalley and Christian Legrand can visualize the Moon aspect for every date and hour and pilot computerized telescopes on the Moon surface. It permits also to study lunar formations with unique database of more than 9000 entries and a more than 7000 pictures library compiled by Christian Legrand.  Freeware
 

 

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