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Some Excellent magazines for Amateur Astronomy are and
- - Our Local Observatory and Planetarium
- - A collection of observer friendly software tools designed to make observing sessions fun and productive
- - Free Sky Charts Astronomy software, Celestial atlas, Also in Linux, Mac OS X versions
- - Free open source planetarium software for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Available in Linux, Max OS X, and Windows versions
- - Free Lunar Software
- - from Software Bisque
- - Satellites and various other objects in the Night time sky
- - Telescopes and Accessories
- - Free Monthly Sky maps in PDF or ZIP formats
- - Java Applet full of Interesting Astronomy Info
- - Pictures of Constellations in a wide view
- - Sensible and Efficient Lighting To Enhance the Nighttime Environment
- - Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
- - Telescope and Eyepiece Magnification Calculator
- - Precise Portable Polar Alignment EVERY Time!
- - Arkansas Sky Observatory
- - Astrophotography related
- - Virtual Reality Trip through Space - Broadband recommended
- - Astronomy Humor
- - Is there anybody out there, Join the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Tony Cecce's Twelve Month Tour of the Messier Catalog
|Some photos I took:||Current Telescope Setup below:|
For those interested in Fine Tuning your Telescope check out, ' '.
Highly recommend, as it did wonders for my Celestron NexStar 114 GT telescope even though I bought it used.
Some Astronomy related Yahoo! Groups I'm currently in:
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