Astronomy Links

Telescopes and Accessories | Deep Sky and Astrophotography | Sky Maps, Sky Data, And Similar Sites | Links and More...

This page lists a few astronomy links. The focus is, of course, on my former and current telescopes.

Telescopes and Accessories

Meade

Company Website, USA: www.meade.com

Meade ETX Telescope

Meade: www.meade.com/products/telescopes/etx.html

The info source for my (former) telescope Meade ETX-90EC: www.weasner.com/etx/menu.html (Final Site Content Update: 31 August 2013)

Meade Dobson Telescopes

Meade: www.meade.com/products/telescopes/lightbridge.html

Sky-Watcher Telescopes

Sky-Watcher company Website, USA: www.skywatchertelescope.net, ca.skywatcher.com (older site?)

Sky-Watcher Skymax-102 OTA Pages from German distributors for the Sky-Watcher Skymax-102 OTA:
Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 OTA

Skymax-127 OTA product page Sky-Watcher Company Website, USA: skywatcher.com/product/bk-mak127sp-125/

Pages from German distributors for the Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 OTA:

Sky-Watcher Heritage P130 (Dobson)

Heritage P130 page on Sky-Watcher Website: www.skywatchertelescope.net/product.php?cat=6&id=57, ca.skywatcher.com/_english/01_products/02_detail.php?sid=363

Pages from German distributors for the Heritage P130:

Experiences from other users:

Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P (Dobson)

Pages from German Distributors for the Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P:

Sky-Watcher Heritage 76 (Dobson)

Heritage 76 page on Sky-Watcher Website: www.skywatchertelescope.net/product.php?cat=6&id=56, ca.skywatcher.com/_english/01_products/02_detail.php?sid=362

Pages from German Distributors for the Sky-Watcher Heritage 76

Sky-Watcher Heritage 114P Virtuoso (Dobson)

Heritage 114P Virtuoso page on Sky-Watcher Website: ca.skywatcher.com/_english/02_mounts/02_detail.php?sid=67114P, www.skywatchertelescope.net/product.php?cat=33&id=267 MAK90)

Virtuoso P114 Review in Astronomy Now: ca.skywatcher.com/_english/05_service/08_blog_detail.php?sid=266

Pages from German or Dutch distributors for the Sky-Watcher Heritage 114P:

Discussions

Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (Newton)

Explorer 150PDS (BKP 150 DS) page on Sky-Watcher Website: www.skywatcher.com/product/bkp-150-ds/

Pages from German Distributors for the Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS:

GSO GSD 680 (Dobson)

GSO Company Website, Taiwan: www.gs-telescope.com
GSD 680 page on the GSO Website: www.gs-telescope.com/content.asp?id=116

Video showing the assembly of the telescope (10" version): www.zhumell.com/telescopes/dobsonian/z8-dobsonian-telescope/

Pages of German dealers who sell the GSD 680 telescope:

Dobson Telescopes and More

Telescopes and Deep Sky (Reiner Vogel): www.reinervogel.net/index_e.html

Equatorial platform (Reiner Vogel): www.reinervogel.net/index_e.html?/Plattform/Plattform_e.html

Sky-Watcher Synscan

SkyScan Alignment Stars and Finder Charts (Sky in Space, Australian Amateur Astronomy): www.iceinspace.com.au/63-501-0-0-1-0.html (direct link: www.iceinspace.com.au/download.php?10d72300ac5d3762f0529eb11977fb68)

SynScan alignment stars (Jim's Cosmos): www.jimscosmos.com/star-charts/synscan-alignment-stars/ (direct link: www.jimscosmos.com/wp-content/plugins/stars/docs/synscan-finder-stars.pdf)

Telescope Reviews

Telescope Reviews (direktorie.com): telescope.direktorie.com

Eyepieces

Baader Hyperion eyepieces (Germany): www.baader-planetarium.de/sektion/s26/s26.htm (offers downloads in English)

TS Optics HR Planetary eyepieces (Teleskop-Service, Germany, 6 mm eyepice including general information, in English):
www.teleskop-express.de/shop/...HR-Planetenokular---6mm-Brennweite---1-25----60--WW-Feld.html

Revelation eyepiece set (no longer available, except for from Telescope House):

Eyepiece (Wikipedia): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyepiece

Deep Sky, Astrophotography

Deep Sky Sites

Telescopes and Deep Sky (Reiner Vogel): www.reinervogel.net/index_e.html

Deep Sky Data Base (Stephan Brüning, Astroinfos.net): www.deepsky-datenbank.de (in German)

Telrad Templates for printing (??, in German): scilogs.spektrum.de/clear-skies/zielkreis-schablonen/

J.R. Torres' Website on Deep Sky Astronomy: www.uv.es/jrtorres/index.html
Triatlas project (maps): www.uv.es/jrtorres/triatlas.html

Deep-Sky Watch (Michael Vlasov): www.deepskywatch.com/index.html

The NGC/IC Project (Robert E. Erdmann): www.ngcicproject.org/default.htm

Messier

Messier catalogues:

Messier Telrad maps (author unclear, Maps in English, pages in German):

Illustrated Messier objects list (Michael Vlasov): www.deepskywatch.com/files/dso-guide/DSO-guide-Messier.pdf

Video Astronomy, EAA

Peters Astroblog, by Peter Oden, covers video astronomy: videoastronomie.net (in German)

Remote Video Astronomy (Website and blog by Jim Meadows): remotevideoastronomy.com/index.html

Atik Infinity Camera

Atik Infinity product page: www.atik-cameras.com/product/atik-infinity/

Pages from German distributors for the Atik Infinity camera:

Information:

Sky Maps, Sky Data, Applications to Draw Sky Charts, And Similar Sites

Websites Jim's Cosmos (Interactive Star Charts, Catalogues, Planisphere, 18" Dobsonian and more): jimscosmos.com
Applications

Cartes du Ciel/Skychart (This program enables you to draw sky charts): www.ap-i.net/skychart/en/start

CDS – Centre de Donnees Astronomiques de Strasbourg: cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr

Links and More...

Information for Astronomy Beginners

www.hobby-astronomie.com (Christian Leu): www.hobby-astronomie.com, www.hobby-astronomie.com/beobachtung.html (in German)

Teleskope: Eine Einführung - mit Tipps zum Kauf (Dr. Wolfgang Strickling): http://www.strickling.net/teleskop.htm (in German)

Photos, Links, Miscellany

Martin Wagner: www.martin-wagner.org (Frame-based Website, therefore, you need to search a little...) (in German)

Martin Wagner: www.himmel-und-erde.com (Photos of sky and earth - and more...) (in German)

Frank Brunswig: www.deep-sky-photo.com (Photos of constellations, galaxies, and nebulae; SAP colleague) (in German)

Siggi Kohlert: www.astroimages.de/en/home.html (Photos of deep sky objects) (in English and German)

Stock photography:

Astronomy Links: astronomylinks.com

Astronomy Resources:

Total Eclipse 1999

(All the links that I listed originally have disappeared in the meantime...)

Venus Transit 2004

German-speaking Websites with information about the Venus transit (general):

Ditto, Venus transit 2004:

English-speaking Websites with information about the Venus transit:

Mercury Transit 2016

English-speaking Websites with information about the Mercury transit 2016:

German-speaking Websites with information about the Mercury transit 2016:

German-Speaking Astronomy Websites

www.astronomie.de: Commercial Website, sponsored by German dealers, but useful - also with marketplace for used equipment (the so-called "black" forum"...=

www.astroinfo.org: Astronomy in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

www.astronews.com: German-speaking online service for astronomy, astrophysics, and space flight

www.astrotreff.de: Astrotreff.de provides primarily diskussion boards (the so-called "blue" forum...)

www.astrotreff-deep-sky.de/portal.aspx: Astro Treff Deep Sky (ADTS)

NASA

NASA: www.nasa.gov

ISS

ISS (NASA): www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

ISS (Wikipedia): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station

ISS schedule: www.heavens-above.com

Ditto (in German): iss.de.astroviewer.net/beobachtung.php

Martin Wagner - ISS photos: www.martin-wagner.org/raumstation_durch_das_teleskop_mit_WebCam.htm (without navigation frame, German)

 

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