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Google 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.
Sky-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.
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT)
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.
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.
Created 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
Created 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
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
Celestia 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.
Created by Luc Coiffier, this program
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).
Provides 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
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
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
Interactive 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.
Skymaps 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.
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 entriesand a more than 7000 pictures library
compiled by Christian Legrand. Freeware