Monday, December 18, 2017

Resources


Astrophotography:

CURRENT MOON

Chris Hendren’s Night Sky Photography – Great astrophotography site.

Jerry Lodriguss – deep-sky astronomical photographs, tips and techniques for digital astrophotography, and image processing in Photoshop.

Robert Gendler – Astrophotgraphy author of “A Year in the Life of the Universe”

Russell Croman – “Fine Photographs of Celestial Wonders”

Spiegelteam – lots of astrophotos

 

Observing:

Heavens Above – predicts where to look to see Satellites, International Space Station, Shuttle, Iridium Flares, Hubble Telescope, and the ISS Tool Bag.

Skymaps.com – monthly skymaps.

Sky & Telescope  – observing highlights

Tonight’s Sky – customizable web based observing session planner.

 

Organizations:

Astronomical League – promotes observing and planning with many observing “clubs” with awards!

Orange County Astronomerscalendar, one of the largest astronomy clubs in the United States located in Orange County with their own dark sky site near Temecula, CA.

Riverside Astronomical Society – Star Parties, Riverside astronomy club with their own club site near Joshua Tree, CA.

 

Retail:

 Oceanside Photo & Telescope – great products and great help. Very knowledgeable staff.

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars – great prices, and great place to order if you exactly what you need.

Cloudy Nights– online classifieds.

 

Starting Out:

Andy’s Shotglass – articles, tutorials, and videos great and easy to navigate site.

Cloudy Nightsreviews, articles, forums, and classifieds probably the best resource out there.

 

Weather:

Clear Sky Chart– astronomer’s forecast for the OCA Anza Observatory, OCA Silverado,  Riverside Astronomical Society site, Joshua Tree, Laguna Niguel, and many other locations.

Accuweather.com – Weather forecasts for, OCA Anza site, Riverside Astronomical Society site, Joshua Tree, Laguna Hills . . .