Deep Space Links
Adventures in Deep Space – Challenging Observing Projects for
Constellations and their Stars – So just what are these constellations
you keep hearing about? You may go outside some night and see all
kinds of stars, and maybe you have even spotted the Big Dipper (northern
hemisphere) or the Southern Cross (southern hemisphere), but what
about Leo the Lion or Pisces the Fish? What are they?
Sky Guide – These Observing Lists provide a range of difficulty
suitable for beginning astronomers to seasoned experts.
Herschel Objects – For many years, Amateur Astronomers have
enjoyed the challenge and excitement provided by the Messier Club
of deep-sky objects. The 110 or so objects in the Messier Catalog
introduced the observer to the importance of careful observing and
record keeping. Upon completion of this project, however, the amateur
was left somewhat in a void. He or she wanted to further the quest
for deep-sky objects, but outside of the vast New General Catalog,
there was no organized program that would provide that next vital
step upward. With this idea in mind, the formation of the Herschel
- The STScI
Digitized Sky Survey
- Sloan Digital Sky Survey
SkyServer – presents data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey,
a project to make a map of the entire universe. We would like to
show you the beauty of the universe, and let you share our excitement
as we build the largest map in the history of the world.
Native American Astronomy
Indian Star Lore and other stories about the sky
- Sky-Map.org – Our on-line
system is a detailed sky map. We generate the map automatically
using our database with the positions and basic characteristics
of space objects.
Messier Catalog - SEDS – The purpose of these web pages is to
provide a complete guide to the 110 objects recognized as the standard
Messier catalog. More importantly, we would like to generate interest
in astronomy, the night sky and the universe beyond us, and to encourage
a sense of wonder and exploration. We also hope that these pages
may be useful as a reference for amateur astronomers.
Variable Stars – It has often been said and written that the
observation of Variable Stars is the one aspect of modern day astronomy
where the amateur, armed with simple equipment, can make a valuable
contribution to astronomy.